Christian BECKER (Rat pack Filmproduktion), David GROENEWOLD (GFP)
For more than 30 years, the highly entertaining exploits of “HUI BUH – THE GOOFY GHOST” has delighted entire German families. Over 25 million copies of books, records, cassettes and audio books have been sold so far, making it Germany’s best-selling title ever for children. Equipped with his treasured Haunting License, the goofy ghost Hui Buh has been haunting the halls of Castle Burgeck for over 500 years. The poor ghost is really anything but scary. It’s only now, in 1899, that he’s given the chance to prove his ghostly skills… King Julius the 111 has come to the ancient castle to prepare a huge party for his soon-to-be fiancée, the Countess Leonora…who, it turns out, has secretly hatched a diabolical plan to steal all the King’s wealth. Hui Buh’s attempts to terrorize the intruders fall completely flat, and even worse, the King succeeds in ridding the castle’s ancient halls of the comical but troublesome spook by burning his precious Haunting License. It’s only after King Julius discovers that he’s broke and that he needs Hui Buh’s help that the two decide to pool their questionable talents to regain their realms.