RICHARD THE STORK

By Toby GENKEL, Reza MEMARI

KNUDSEN & STREUBER MEDIENMANUFAKTUR - as PROD

Animation - Production 2016

A sparrow who believes he's a stork travels all the way to Africa to prove it.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Animation, Family, 3D
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, BELGIUM, LUXEMBOURG, NORWAY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Toby GENKEL, Reza MEMARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Reza MEMARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Emely CHRISTIANS (Ulysses Filmproduktion), Kristine KNUDSEN (Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur ), Eric GOOSSENS (Walking the Dog), Stephan ROELANTS (Mélusine Productions), Einar LOFTESNES (Den siste skilling)
    • Synopsis
    • Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate to Africa, his family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest as sparrows are not made for migration. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures to Africa on his own, joined by a streetwise owl with an imaginary friend and an egocentric, disco-singing parakeet. Along their epic journey, the tiniest stork learns to see himself as the greatest sparrow and unleashes his true potential to be reunited with his family.
    • Partners & financing
    • Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig - Holstein, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur & Medien, Filmförderungsanstalt, Screen Flanders, Filmfund Luxembourg, Norwegian Film Institute, FUZZ, Eurimages, Senator Film, Global Screen
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2014
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