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Nachricht vom 24.10.2013 | 09:00
m4e AG: 'Pinkeltje' Feature Film gets Screenplay Funding
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'Pinkeltje' Feature Film
The development of the screenplay for the planned theatrical movie based on the children's book series 'Pinkeltje', produced by m4e AG and blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG, will be supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.
Höhenkirchen/Munich, 24. October 2013: With children's book classic 'Pinkeltje' (UK title: Fingerling), another subject from the wide right's portfolio of m4e AG will be adapted for the big screen. The screenplay for the planned theatrical movie 'Pünkel im Haus - und beinah im All' (German working title) will be sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern. The captivating adventure about little thumbling 'Pinkeltje' (German title: Pünkelchen) will be produced by m4e AG in cooperation with blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG. The Munich-based production company has already realized successful theatrical projects such as 'Yoko' (2012), 'Hexe Lilli - Die Reise nach Mandolan' (2011) as well as 'Hexe Lilli - Der Drache uns das magische Buch' (2009). Corinna Mehner, Managing Director of blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG: 'I was thrilled when m4e approached me with this project, since I know Pünkelchen from my childhood days and truly believe that this very universal and fantastic story about the adventures of a thumbling in a new look will inspire today's children as it did inspire me back then.'
The 'Pinkeltje' CGI-animation feature film is set for a theatrical release in 2016, and based on the in Germany same-named, internationally known children's book series of writer Dick Laan. Worldwide more than 4.5 million copies of the about 30 books have already been sold.
'Knowing Pünkelchen from my childhood as well, I always wanted to bring this great and timeless story to the big screen. I am happy to have won such a strong partner for this project, Corinna Mehner and blue eyes Fiction have impressively proved with various theatrical movies that they are in perfect control of producing children and family entertainemt.' adds Hans Ulrich Stoef, CEO of m4e AG.
The screenplay will be developed by author Gerrit Hermans, who previously wrote the scripts for the theatrical adventures of 'Yoko' (2012) as well as for the children's movie 'Der kleine Ritter Trenk', being currently in production.
Höhenkirchen/Munich, 24. October 2013
About m4e AG:
The company controls Telescreen B.V., who acts as the international TV-distribution arm, m4e Television GmbH, Tex-ass Textilvertriebs GmbH, a leading manufacturer for licensed apparel and accessories, Lucky Punch, a Joint Venture for the production of animated television shows, as well as m4e Licensing & Merchandising, a full service agency/division that represents entertainment and lifestyle brands such as Beyblade, Little Princess or KiKANiNCHEN
m4e Group key facts:
- The full value-added chain from one source
- Library of nearly 2,200 episodes of best children and family program
- Award-winning shows in over 150 territories worldwide
- New shows in development/production: Mia and me 2, Tip the Mouse, Pinkeltje
About blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG:
Corinna Mehner is the managing director, creative motor, head of development and production of blue eyes Fiction. Ms. Mehner has been in the film industry since 1992 and gained extensive experience in production and financing with the most widely acknowledged creative and financial partners in Germany before founding her company.
blue eyes Fiction aims to produce high quality products for an international audience. Ms. Mehner intends to achieve this by putting an emphasis on large-budget mainstream feature films which can travel outside Germany, as well as bringing the originality and cutting-edge ideas of a generation of young filmmakers onto the screen by supporting arthouse films.
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