We were amazed to see SOLA’s beautiful presentation of our upcoming family film The Super Elfkins at the European Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival last week. The film, in which Elfkin girl Elfie discovers a cool Elfkin gang, will be ready for delivery in early fall 2024 and released in German speaking territories by Tobis on Christmas Eve. (left to right: Dirk Beinhold, Solveig Langeland, Johannes Busse, Valentin Greulich, Barbie Heusinger)
It’s getting cold again which means it’s time for a good book. Luckily the beloved witch from our TV series Petronella Applewitch is back in the McDonalds HappyMeal® all over Germany with a book telling the episode “The Moon Bellflower”. So, get cozy and find out if humans and witches can actually cooperate and what the moon bellflower is all about.
In their general meeting last week in Annecy, the members of Animation in Europe (European federation of animation producers organizations) confirmed Akkord Film’s CEO Dirk Beinhold as Vice Chairman. The new board for the next two years represents a diversity of members, including the three other vice Chairpersons, Moe Honan (Moetion Film – Ireland), Pablo Jordi (Pikkukala – Finland), and Ivan Agenjo (Peekaboo Animation – Spain). Philippe Alessandri (Watch Next Media – France) continues as Chairman.
With its call for more European animation productions on streaming platforms, Animation in Europe caused quite a stir in the media during this year’s MIFA, as well as in Kidscreen, C21Media, Cartoon Brew and many more publications.
Animation in Europe (founded in 2016) additionally announced the new membership of Estonia, Greece, and Portugal, bringing its total to 20 European member countries (including the UK).
And of course, our rabbits are passionate travelers and also celebrated Easter with Rabbit Academy – Mission Eggpossible in other European countries. In Portugal, „Escola de Coelhos – Missão ovo dourado“ is No. 4, just like in Greece. And in Rumania and again in Austria, the film made it into the top 10.