For the second time in a row, Senta Berger and Friedrich von Thun lend their voices to our favorite rabbits, this time in RABBIT ACADEMY – MISSION EGGPOSSIBLE. Senta Berger, who just received the Honorary LOLA for Outstanding Services to the German film at the German Film Awards ceremony last Friday, voices Madame Hermione. And Friedrich von Thun again takes on the role of teacher Mr. Fitz. Both characters accompany city rabbit Max, spoken by Noah Levi, in another adventure in the magical world of the rabbit school.
The German-Austrian co-production will be released in over 400 German cinemas by LEONINE Distribution on March 16, 2022.
THE ELFKINS go America! Under the title A PIECE OF CAKE, the movie will be available exclusively on directV starting October 7th and on various other digital and on demand outlets starting November 9th. Starring in the main role is none other than TikTok star Madi Monroe, beloved by her 17 mio fans for her cool TikTok dance moves and cheeky clips. In A PIECE OF CAKE, Madi not only makes her feature film debut but also performs the title song alongside her co-star Stuart Reimers. Here’s a first glimpse of the US version of the movie.
Our favourite apple witch PETRONELLA will finally cast her spells again! Starting August 8th, all 39 magical episodes will re-run on German KiKA, Monday to Friday at 08:10 am.
Petronella will once again sprinkle all her fans with magic and conjure her way – zip zap – into the hearts of new viewers.
How wonderful that after the successful first run, Petronella’s adventures are going into a second round!
For the second time in a row, Akkord’s founder and CEO, Dirk Beinhold, was elected as Vice-Chairman to the board of Animation in Europe, the federation of European animation producers‘ associations. Representing the interests of the animation industry in Europe, Animation in Europe specifically advocates for independent animation production companies and is in constant dialogue with the relevant regulating authorities of the European Union.
The election coincides with Dirk‘s election as head of the newly founded Animation branch of the German Film Academy (along with Emely Christians, Ulysses Filmproduktion).
Additionally he was elected onto the board of the German Film Academy. Congratulations!
Looks like Dirk has an animated future lying ahead of him!
Noone can stop these rabbits! Our animated children’s movie THE RABBIT SCHOOL – GUARDIANS OF THE GOLDEN EGG was awarded the ARD Program Bonus worth 25,000 EUR at a virtual award ceremony on Tuesday evening. National public broadcaster ARD annually awards its Program Bonus to producers who have made a particularly successful production on behalf of or in cooperation with ARD, combined with the opportunity to develop a new project for ARD.
We are very proud of our bunnies, say thank you to the Rabbit School commissing editors of SWR and NDR and are looking forward to working and developing the next project together with ARD and its regional public broadcasters. Hopping on!
After a successful funding kick-off by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg in January 2021, we are pleased to receive two more positive funding commitments.
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg awarded our new tv-series RABBIT ACADEMY – THE SERIES with 125.000 EUR, nordmedia with 350.000 EUR. A great kickstarter for the production! Special thanks to our co-producers and partners SWR and NDR. Together with them, KiKA, SERU Animation and 2 Minutes (FR), we are looking forward to the next steps for this exciting new project!