On September 16th to 19th the Cartoon Forum takes place in Toulouse. Production companies, broadcasters and distributors are gathering to pitch their newest ideas for a TV-series.
“Boots & Paws”, a concept for a children’s show developed by Monika Tenhündfeld, Marcus Sauermann & Klaus Morschheuser, was awarded with a wild card at this year’s APD in Stuttgart. So, Klaus & Marcus quite cheerfully put on their yellow rubber boots and headed to the Forum. Not only did they get the opportunity to present the current status of “Boots & Paws”. Even more exciting, studio soi is amongst five nominees for best producer of the year!


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: 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.


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.



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.



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