The Elfkins, Los Elfkins, Гномы в деле!, É Doce!, Tí Hon Hậu Đậu – Elfie and her friends are delighting audiences around the globe! Some of their “would tour” highlights so far: They opened among the top 5 of the British box office charts, filled over 1139 movie screens in Russia, and mesmerized visitors in Vietnam (748 cinemas) and Brazil. In 2021, THE ELFKINS have, besides Spain (200 screens), finally even reached Australia (92 cinemas) and New Zealand (46 cinemas) – in all three countries, the film started screening in mid-January!
“¡Conquistarán tu cocina!” (They will conquer your kitchen!) is the slogan for THE ELFKINS (Spanish title: LOS ELFKINS), as the film starts on 200 screens all across Spain. The premieres in Barcelona and Madrid were a huge success already. For nationwide exploitation, the film was, besides Spanish, translated into Catalan and Basque. Our great “thank you!” goes to Spanish distributor VERCINE DISTRIBUCIÓN for their elaborate campaign – we are thrilled that Elfie and her friends are now conquering the kitchens (and hearts) of the Spanish audience!
The premiere of our animated series PETRONELLA APPLEWITCH on KiKA, one of Germany’s prominent tv stations for children, met with huge success. The first 26 episodes about charming Applewitch Petronella and her small and big friends aired daily during primetime at 6:35 pm, starting October 10th and reaching up to 68.9 % of 3-5-year-olds and 46.7 % of 6-9-year-olds.* Since November 8th the little witch has also been casting her imaginative spells on ZDF every Sunday. The series was extensively featured online with episodes and bonus material on the websites, HbbTV and apps of ZDF and KiKA. It achieved high VoD ratings (700.000 views via KiKA alone) and reached, among others, the online top 10 on KiKA (1st place on KiKA HbbTV).
*Data: AGF Videoforschung in collaboration with GfK; VIDEOSCOPE 1.4, 11/10/2020-06/12/2020
This October, our little helpers can be seen on a whopping 459 cinema screens throughout the UK & Ireland (via Signature Entertainment www.signature-entertainment.co.uk/film/the-elfkins/). The film opened among the Top 5 of the British Box Office charts, marking a giant success for a German film. We are very proud and congratulate all partners and collaborators involved.
Starting 11/10/2020, charismatic PETRONELLA APPLEWITCH will put a charm on small and big spectators alike every day at 6:35 pm on KiKA, one of Germany’s prime tv-channels for children. The 26×11′ episodes will also be aired on ZDF, with a further 13 episodes to follow in 2021 on KiKA and ZDF.
The charming stories about the chaotic apple witch and her friends were realized in co-production with SERU Animation and ZDF, in collaboration with 2Minutes, France, and produced by Akkord Film (Dirk Beinhold and Maite Woköck). They are based on a bestselling book series by Sabine Städing and SaBine Büchner. The series‘ concept was developed by Jan Strathmann and Heike Sperling, Emilie Rimetz directed the series. The score was composed by Cherilyn MacNeil.
Great news for all friends of the Easter rabbits: RABBIT SCHOOL – HUNT FOR THE GOLDEN EGG will be broadcasted on German TV on Good Friday, April 10th at 7.30 pm prime time on KiKA and alternatively in numerous other programs over the holidays. Akkord Film wishes everyone a happy and healthy Easter with your loved ones.
Just on time for the holiday season, cheeky Raven celebrated the premiere of our new children’s film “Raven the Little Rascal – Hunt For the Lost Treasure”. Young and old fans got together at Kulturbrauerei Berlin to watch the new adventure of Raven and his friends and to join their exciting treasure hunt. Little Raven rocked the red carpet with Sandor Jesse and Verena Fels (directors), Oliver Zeller (Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg), Jan Delay (Little Raven), Anna Thalbach (Mrs. Badger), Dirk Beinhold (producer), Nellie Thalbach (Little Badger), Florian Schmidt-Prange (co-producer), Katja Grübel (screenplay) and Jutta Bose (Universum Film) (from left to right).