(photography by Martin Zentner)
We are looking back upon a full week dedicated to the animated films at this year’s Festival of Animated Film in Stuttgart (ITFS). Besides the festival premiere of ‘Trude’s Tier’ (‘Trude’s Flatmate’) and several screenings of ‘Trolltag’ (‘The Troll Trap’), ‘The Amazing World of Gumball’ has been awarded with a Screenplay Trickstar for Best Children’s Animated Series. Klaus Morschheuser and Mathias Schreck attend the ceremony on behalf of Cartoon Network Europe. The Jury’s explanation: ‘We chose this film because of its highly original visual style, its whacky, energetic comedic timing and its heart-warming story that appeals to both kids and adults. Well done!’
Congratulations to the whole team!
Trude lives together with a big obscure beast, which has the power of an elephant, the brashness of a child, but not a clue what’s good manners… ‘Trudes Tier’ (Trude’s Flatmate), directed by Klaus Morschheuser, Johannes Weiland and Michael Bohnenstingl and designed by Sandra Brandstätter and Sebastian Koch, is our latest tv-series project for the children’s tv show ‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’. The episodes will have their tv premiere on Das Erste / KIKA on 27th of April, 4th of May and 11th of May at 11:30 am.
If you attend this years ‘Internationales Trickfilmfestival Stuttgart’ (ITFS), you can have a look at some of our films as well:
Trolltag (The Troll Trap):
25.4. 10 am and 3 pm at Mercedes Benz Museum and 2:30 pm at Metropol 1
26.4. 3 pm at Mercedes-Benz-Museum, 2 pm at Gloria 2 and 8 pm at EM1
27.4. 3 pm at Mercedes Benz Museum
Trudes Tier (Trude’s Flatmate):
27.4. 2:30 pm at Metropol 1
Engel zu Fuß (Angel afoot):
26.4. 8 pm at EM1
26.4. 6 pm at EM1
Right after the first day of spring, the Trolls are coming into the open again. On 23th of March our last year’s Siebenstein short film ‘Trolltag’ (The Troll Trap) will be shown on ZDF KIKA at 10:35 am. Two weeks later, on 6th of April, ZDF KIKA shows ‘Schrecken ohne Ende’ (Nearest and Dearest) at 10:35 am as well.
Here are some impressions of how the character ‘Björn’ from ‘Trolltag’ came to life. Sandra Brandstätter made the design, Klaus Morschheuser created the clay-model and Christian Höhn took care of the shading.
Thanks to the whole team for working with us on the film.
A few weeks ago, we already posted a little teaser of our latest shortfilm by Klaus Morschheuser and Johannes Weiland. This Sunday, September 15th, ‘Trolltag’ (Troll Day) has its German TV premiere. It is part of the children’s TV show ‘Siebenstein’ starting at 10:35 on ZDF KIKA.
Here are two pictures of one of our current projects. Directed by Johannes Weiland and Klaus Morschheuser, designed by Sandra Brandstätter, the film is about trials and tribulations of a girl, a mountaintop and a lion in a ballet tutu.
It will have its premiere this autumn within the ZDF kids series ‘Siebenstein’.