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.
After numerous broadcasts on German and international TV (currently Sundays on Germany’s ZDF) and online, our favourite apple witch PETRONELLA is now also available on bed linen. Together with Leah and Luis, she guarantees magical dreams and ensures a cosy slumber! As a perfect match, new bedtime stories from the series can be found in the newly released books for first-readers, published by Bastei LÜBBE. Zip zap – and off to bed!