A Magic Christmas with the Petronella Applewitch Advent Calendar

It’s Christmas time with Petronella Applewitch! With its 24 gifts, the Petronella Applewitch advent calendar  by FRANZIS offers everyday fun and education for children from 7 years until Christmas Eve. It includes an instruction book with magical tricks, fun craft ideas and insightful information about nature. Little witches and wizards in training even get a real magic wand, that helps with baking, crafting, and doing all kinds of magic.

October 22nd marks the release of yet another book with adventures of cheeky little Raven. Der kleine Rabe Socke – Ritter Sockenherz by publisher Thienemann-Esslinger brings together 10 well-loved episodes of the Raven the Little Rascal TV-Series. Based on scripts by Jan Strathmann, Katja Grübel, Katharina Reschke and Heike Sperling, the stories are written by Nele Moost, author of the original book series “Raven the Little Rascal”.

With pictures from the TV-series and additional quiz questions for readers and listeners, the stories send Little Raven and his friends off to hunting thieves, competing in a football world championship and on several other adventures.

Starting today, PETRONELLA APPLEWITCH will fly through McDonald’s restaurants in Germany and Austria: When buying a Happy Meal©, kids can choose a book which re-tells an episode of our Petronella TV-series. The TV-episode was written by Heike Sperling and was adapted into book form by Diana Steinbrede. With every Happy Meal© including a book, McDonald’s donates 10 cents to their kids’ charity. Enjoy!

Since the 5th of August, the second big adventure of Max, Emmy and their friends can be watched at home. In Germany and Austria, RABBIT ACADEMY – MISSION EGGPOSSIBLE is available on DVD, Blu-ray and on video on demand platforms such as CHILI, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Rakuten TV, Magenta TV, Microsoft Store, Sky and maxdome.

PETRONELLA APPLEWITCH successfully witched herself back into primetime kids‘ television. In its 4th re-run since its premiere in 2020, the little applewitch and her friends will be on German TV channel KiKA daily from Monday to Sunday at 6:40 pm primetime. Missed an episode? You can also find the series on KiKA’s online services.

WOW! The RABBITS accomplished their MISSION EGGPOSSIBLE  and are nominated for several kids film festivals such as Germany’s most prestigious “Goldener Spatz” and Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival in South Korea. In German speaking Europe, RABBIT ACADEMY accumulated more than 590.000 admissions in over 800 cinemas and is the 2nd most successful German film in Germany and the most successful Austrian film in Austria this year.

The RABBITS have also become international stars. France had over 160.000 admissions, in Poland the film came in 3rd place in the first two weeks.

In over 240 cinemas, RABBIT ACADEMY was in the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand with further successes in the UK, the Netherlands, and many other countries. Congratulations to the whole team that made  EGGPOSSIBLE possible!

A different take on tradition. As every year, Akkord Film recently held its annual Oscar betting game, where the staff members bet on who wins the Academy Awards. This time however, for every Euro invested, the company donated ten Euros to the initiative „Support Filmmakers Ukraine“, rounding it up to a four-digit amount.

The initiative intends to help Ukrainian filmmakers who risk their lives under extreme conditions filming independent footage of the war. Involved are the Deutsche Filmakademie, Produzentenallianz, Crew United and many more. The donations are invested in protective wear and film equipment which are urgently needed for working in the warzone.

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