TREASURES AND TRASH

Real gems can be found in garbage. Tier is happy to collect all those free items that other people don’t care about anymore. Only his flatmate Trude is not too happy about his discoveries when tires, canisters  and other rubbish all end up in their apartment. Hording or Kondo? What will it be?
The episode “Sperrmüll” airs this Sunday on Kika and das Erste. It’s also available in the broadcaster’s media library.

ON WELL BEING

Trude’s flatmate hurt his finger. Now, he is looking for help in a hospital. He befriends a boy who’s also not feeling well. But that boy’s sickness is not visible. Trude’s flatmate realizes that a quick fix with a band-aid won’t do the trick. The show “Sendung mit der Maus” is presenting this episode within a TV-special focussing on children’s mental health this Sunday on “Kika” and “Das Erste”. The episode was awarded with a Robert-Geißendorfer-Preis in 2019. In Germany you can also watch the episode online.


ODE IN CYPRUS

In Cyprus, in the ancient city of Paphos, this year’s edition of the animation festival Animattikon took place online as well as on location. Our short film “Ode”, directed by Shadi Abib, won the Golden Hat Award for Best Commissioned Film. Thanks to the jury and the whole festival team! If you haven’t seen the short yet, you may check it out on youtube.

ANGEL AFOOT

Waltraut is a fallen angel. She comes up with a plan on how to get home after she watches strong men Kuno in a circus using a cannon as a catapult. You can find out if Waltraud ends up in heaven this Sunday on KIKA 10:40 am.

SUGAR DADDY

Tier has a real sweet tooth. Be it desserts, candies or chocolate bars: all make him really excited. Trude is certainly not happy when her dad visits them – fully loaded with piles of cake. But before she can intervene, Tier already takes his more than fair share. Oh dear dad! Watch Tier’s reaction this Sunday in “Sendung mit der Maus” on German TV.

HOME IS WHERE THE BALL IS

Tonight the final of this year’s European Championship is taking place at Wembley arena where English and Italian boys celebrate their finest skills. When Tier’s enthusiastic neighbor Axel tries to teach him a lesson on how to kick the ball like a pro, Tier couldn’t care less. It decides not to waste its evening with a tosser and bottler but rather prefers to kick the ball in his backyard where football never has left.

You can watch the episode “Fussball” on youtube .

THAT BLUE CAT

Last year we got the opportunity again to work with the characters that influenced our work life for more than 10 years. Cartoon Network asked us to work on brand new animation for a “The Amazing World of Gumball” clipshow. It was a pleasure to once again work with members of the original team! The Gumball chronicles are available on youtube now

AWARDS

Each year public broadcaster ARD awards productions of high quality and an innovative approach. We are happy to say that this year our series “Trude’s Flatmate” and our short film “Swipe Swipe” were honored with this award. 

TRICKFILMFEST ’21

This years’ edition of Stuttgart’s animation festival ITFS is starting online today. You can find all information you need to watch the programs on the festival’s website. We are happy to be part of it with five of our films:
SWIPE SWIPE by Bummelkasten, Shadi and Johannes, “Fireworks” and “Klickhit”, two episodes of TRUDE’s FLATMATE directed by Klaus and Johannes, our first episode of RICO & OSKAR “Alles Banane”, directed by Micha and one episode of BOOTS & PAWS “Nicht gesund” directed by Klaus & Moni.

MINIATURE GOLF

Everybody wants to score highest at miniature golf. But it’s only fun if all are playing fair. Trude and Tier can agree on that. Still sometimes you need to bend the rules a little to improve your game.
See how Trude and her flatmate Tier do just that this Sunday in “Sendung mit der Maus”.


PRINCESS AND DRAGON

This short film features a princess who finally decides to split from her misogynistic prince charming. She instead sets her eyes on the handsome dragon who lives next door. You can watch this spin on classic fairytale storytelling on Sunday, 11th of April as part of the show “Siebenstein” on German TV again.For more information and images check out the film’s website:  princess & dragon

NEAREST AND DEAREST

In our short film “Nearest and Dearest” a boy would love to stop time, so his bigger sister won’t move out. His grandmother apparently knows how to do the trick: Scaring someone at the right moment. If you want to know how this works you can watch the film on Easter (April 4th) as part of the TV show “Siebenstein” at 10:40 a.m. on KIKA.

MAUS BIRTHDAY SPECIAL

To celebrate the 50th birthday of “Sendung mit der Maus” broadcaster WDR is going to air a selection of films that represent the last decade. Two of studio soi’s shorts have made the cut: One episode of Trude’s Flatmate from 2013 where Tier nicks an excavator from a construction site. The other one is “Swipe Swipe”, a music clip  from 2019. You can watch both on Sunday, March, 7th at 8:30 am on DAS ERSTE. The Trude episode is also available in our youtube playlist.