RICHARD THE STORK

By Toby GENKEL, Reza MEMARI

GLOBAL SCREEN GMBH - as SALES All rights, World

Animation - Completed 2017

Richard, a sparrow, is adopted by and grows up with a stork family, convinced he is himself a stork; problems arise when the storks, leave for Africa to spend the winter. He wants to go, too, and starts hitchhiking through Europe, joined by an eccentric owl and a narcissistic parakeet.

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2017
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Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Toby GENKEL, Reza MEMARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Reza MEMARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Kristine KNUDSEN, Emely CHRISTIANS, Eric GOOSSENS, Stephan ROELANTS
    • Synopsis
    • Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he would not survive the journey to Africa. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own, joined by an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet. Along their epic journey, they run into many obstacles, like deadly bats, internet-addicted pigeons, mafia crows and a thundering jumbo jet. When they finally find their way to Africa, it’s up to Richard to rescue his stork brother from the clutches of a monstrous honey badger. The tiniest stork must learn to see himself as the greatest sparrow to unleash his true potential and be reunited with his family.
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