JAMES CORDEN

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David Tennant did a podcast with James Corden. When asked if his children liked that he did voice acting on Trolls, James replied: “They love that I’m in Trolls, they like that I’m Peter Rabbit. Nothing has ever. ..nothing has ever stumped the Gruffalo, I don’t think. ‘Cause that’s… just, you know… a very … yeah: That’s lovely. And I think my youngest daughter is about to discover that quite soon.” It’s so nice that those two films still have a place in his heart and we loved hearing him mentioning it. The way he talks about it is worth listening to rather than reading it.
The quoted part starts around 00:08:52 here: https://player.fm/series/david-tennant-does-a-podcast-with/everyone
The rest of the podcast is great as well and features a lot of David Tennant’s guests.

SPILAMBERTO – MODENA

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On July, 22 there was a double feature screening of the Gruffalo and Gruffalo’s Child in Spilamberto, Italy. Ludwigsburg’s media representative Tannino Bellanca kindly sent us photos of the event. And here’s an Italian summary from the catalogue:

Creatura ibrida, metà orso e metà bufalo, il Gruffalò è il protagonista di un celeberrimo libro. Grazie al talento dello Studio Soi, la storia dell’incontro di questo strano essere mostruoso con uno scaltro topolino, sono diventati due divertenti e pluripremiati film d’animazione.

LUNAR ECLIPSE

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A partial lunar eclipse will take place on 16th to 17th of July 2019. An event that also has quite an impact on Trude’s flatmate. If Tier cannot stay awake and falls asleep during a lunar eclipse he will wake up in a totally different location – possibly at a place where he cannot return to Trude. They might not ever see each other again! If you want to find out how the two try to keep Tier awake watch the latest episode of Trude’s Flatmate on Sunday 21st of July 2019 on Das Erste and KIKA in children’s show Sendung mit der Maus. If you are in Germany you can also watch the show here.

TRUDE GOES CAMPING

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Sleeping in a tent is fun. When setting up the tend however, Trude and her flatmate end up in a quarrel. He feels hurt and wants to leave  for good. Can Trude fix his hurt feelings?

This episode will be shown on German broadcaster das ERSTE on June, 6th at 9:20 am and air it again at 11:30 am the same day on KIKA. The episode is part of the children’s show “Sendung mit der Maus”.

You can also watch this and other episodes of the series online if you are located in Germany: ARD Mediathek

ODE

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In the summer 2018 the Ministry of Justice and for Europe Baden-Württemberg together with the International Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (ITFS) / Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH initiated a competition for students, postgraduate and start-ups  in Baden-Württemberg to produce a short film that celebrates the European idea and union. Director Shadi Adib developed a pitch together with her companion Michael Logar and got selected. Shadi decided to produce her film together with Studio Soi. Ode had its premiere at the International Trickfilmfestival in Stuttgart on April 30th 2019.

The complete film is available on youtube.

The director was interviewed for the radio show studio 9. The article as well as the audio file are available in German here:

Deutschlandfunk Kultur