Ok, we're drawing funny little pictures. But have you ever wondered what the folks of the Bilderwumme do to earn a living?
Illicit Distillation? Bet on the horses? Smuggling plutonium? Selling vital parts of our bodies? Maybe working as a party clown? Or just roasting burgers at MacBurger?
Well it's not that bad after all. Some people of the Bilderwumme and the 30Heimers worked on a movie called Urmel aus dem Eis, which was released in Germany last Thursday. It's a CG children's film based on a well known german book which was turned into a famous puppet series in the 60s. I think it will be rechristened Impy's Island in other countries. (If someone is interested I'll add a plot summary.)
The most important credits are as follows:
Henning Ahlers : Production Design & Lighting Supervisor
Jens Benecke : Lead Stoyboard Artist & Production/Prop-Design
Uwe Heidschötter : Additional Design & Characteranimator Seelefant
Fredrik Kammer aka Kleinpixi : Lighting Artist
Oliver Kurth : Character Design & Supervision
Michael Mantel : Storyboard Artist
Thies Schwarz : Concept Artist
So now it's official. If you're in Germany: Go and watch it!