THE ELFKINS – BAKING A DIFFERENCE

 

According to a famous German legend, the Heinzelmännchen of Cologne (short: Heinzels) were gnomes who used to help humans with household chores. But after being ousted by a tailor’s malevolent wife, they left for good. This is the story of their return.

 

 

Genre Family Entertainment as CG-animated feature film

 

Length, Format approx. 76 min, 2K / HD

 

Target audience Families; girls and boys aged 6-11 (accompanied by their parents)

 

Production period July 2017 – March 2019; pre-production: March 2017

 

German distributor Tobis Film

 

World Sales Sola Media

 

Funded by Filmstiftung NRW, HessenFilm, FFHSH, Medienboard, MFG, Nordmedia, FFA Produktionsförderung, DFFF, MEDIA Creative Europe

 

German broadcaster ZDF

 

Written by Jan Strathmann

 

Director Ute von Münchow-Pohl

 

Art Director Heiko Hentschel

 

Character Design Gerlinde Godelmann

 

German Cast Jella Haase – Helvi / Louis Hofmann – Kipp / Elke Heidenreich – Vendla

 

Development Executives Katharina Wicke, Susanne Biesinger, Claudio Winter

 

Producer Dirk Beinhold

 

Executive Producer Valentin Greulich, Sebastian Runschke

 

Co-Production Companies ZDF, Tobis Film

 

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