ANGEL AFOOT

In October, KIKA screened “Princess’ Painting”, one of our earlier shorts. This month, KIKA is showing another short film of ours about angel Waltraut from 2008. If you want to find out what happens to Waltraud when her behaviour is far from angelic you can watch her this Sunday on KIKA as part of the show Siebenstein.The script was written by Marcus Sauermann. Jakob Schuh and Saschka Unseld directed the film. Angel afoot won the prestigious Annecy Crystal back in the same year. See more images on our website.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Last year we finished our 26th episode of “Trudes Tier”. A full chapter came to an end. But since Trude and her flatmate still seem to have much going on, Marcus Sauermann is already writing about their new adventures. Looks like they’re up to a trip to the countryside next. If you are in Germany, all recent episodes can be watched on ARD mediathek as well as on Amazon Prime. For more information on Trude and her flatmate check our webpage. We’ll let you know once the new episodes air.

LAMPIONS & PASTRIES

The traditional lantern processions this year will have to be a bit smaller. But even if it’s  just you and your family: a walk in the dark can still be quite exciting. Or what about baking the traditional gingerbread man? As long as you manage to share it with your family members.
This Sunday you can watch the episode, where Tier, Trude and their guest have their own experience of how to celebrate St. Martin.The episode will be shown in “Sendung mit der Maus” on das Erste and KiKa.

PRINCESS’ PAINTING ON TV

Our short film from 2011 stars a spoiled princess who finds out that compassion and dedication give her more happiness than undeserved praise. If you haven’t watched it yet there is a chance to do so on Sunday, October 11th 2020 at 10:40 am on KiKA.Find more information about the film on our website.

THREE TIMES SOI AT GOLDENER SPATZ

This year a lot of film festivals had to be canceled. That also seemed to apply to Germany’s biggest children’s film festival The Golden Sparrow. A cancellation would have been especially sad for us since three of our films got selected. But thanks to their festival team the bird will finally twitter in the golden summer of Erfurt and Gera 2020 from September 20th to 26th! If you want to watch “Swipe, Swipe”, “Trude’s Flatmate” and “Rasmus Klump” on the big screen find out more on the Golden Sparrow’s website.

HOORAY TO LINO

Shadi’s short film “ODE” about the European Union received a special mention for simplicity, atmosphere and nontrivial animation at Ukraine’s Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM.

FUNNY OR NOT: HERE WE COME

We are a group of peculiar people here at studio soi. We often cannot resist making fun of our quirks. But how far can a joke go? So we made a film about that. In the second episode of Boots and Paws skunk Franka and zookeeper Boots learn a thing or two about joking when raggy penguin Amundsen accidently shows his naked bum. The episode “Not Funny” will air this Sunday on German TV. Watch it within ”Sendung mit der Maus”. More information and a trailer can be found on our website.

BOHNENSTINGL

With a happy heart and a tear in either eye we wished Michael Bohnenstingl all the best when he left our studio in 2009. Michi had spent a five-day-internship in our studio when we worked on „The little Boy and the Beast“ and „The Gruffalo“. Later, Michi directed one episode of Trude and co-created our take on Rasmus Klump. Check out his short „Bis Donnerschtag“ which he directed at Filmakademie in 2017. It’s finally online! 

We’ll keep on secretly glancing at the front door on Thursdays to check if Michi swings by.

ITFS ONLINE

Stuttgart’s Animation festival will happen online this year. The festival takes place from the 5th to the 10th of May. We are thrilled that two  of our productions are part of the program. The episode “Not Healthy” of our TV-series Boots and Paws and the episode “Klickhit” of Trude’s Flatmate will be streamed. You can get your tickets here if you are up for it!

WORK WITH US

Studio Soi is currently looking for After Effects compositors. We are going to work on an international 2D cartoon series this year from May to July. 
We are tackling the project with a team of six artists and will produce a total of 60 minutes. If you want to get a better idea of what the show will look like you could check our work on The Amazing World of Gumball. We are looking for artists who have high communication skills since they will work remotely and need to keep in touch with our supervisor on a regular basis. Further requirements are:

  • strong artistic skills including a sense of color, lighting, composition
  • previous experience with After Effect
  • experience with Shotgun would be a plus

If you are an EU or UK artist who will be able to work full time on a freelance basis please reach out.
Just send a link to your vita and compositing showreel to work@studiosoi.de
We are looking forward to getting to know you.

Update May, 5th, 2020: Thanks to everyone who applied. The team is complete now and we are not looking for more compositing artists at the moment.

TO THE ZOO

If your long planned family trip to the zoo got canceled you could alternatively get comfy on the sofa and watch gorillas, skunks and penguins throwing mud at each other: This Sunday the first episode of our show “Boots and Paws” will be shown as part of “Sendung mit der Maus”. It will also be available online.

SWIPE

In our latest short film “Swipe Swipe” children are having a blast. While their parents are checking their mobiles, the children are organizing a party in the treehouse. Shadi Adib designed the short, Johannes Weiland directed and animated the film. It premieres this Sunday on German TV as part of the show “Sendung mit der Maus”.

About Swipe Swipe

RECORDING

This weekend Studio Soi’s directors Michael Sieber and Klaus Morschheuser attend voice recordings in Berlin. Our studio is contributing five new episodes to the series “Rico and Oscar” for German TV.

SNEEZE

Exotic plants, a gigantic sneezing flatmate and  tango! Watch our latest episode of “Trudes Tier” this Sunday within “Sendung mit der Maus” on German broadcaster WDR.