Fritzi & Sophie - Boundless friendship

TV Series, 8 x 22 min

Based on the animated movie FRITZI – A REVOLUTIONARY TALE (2019), which depicts the Peaceful Revolution of 1989 in Leipzig from the perspective of a 12‐year‐old girl, the TV series delves into the themes of everyday life in the GDR and tells the parallel story of Fritzi’s friend Sophie, who dares the dramatic escape to the West with her mother to start a new life in the FRG.

The series FRITZI & SOPHIE was produced entirely in Germany. As co‐producers, studios of Balance Film and TrickStudio Lutterbeck, which proved themselves with the feature film FRITZI, joined forces with Studio Filmbilder.

The animation was done with motion capture technology, which was further processed in the 3D software Blender.

The series will premiere on ARD in the fall of 2024.

Read the full article on FRITZI & SOPHIE from DIGITAL PRODUCTION 03|24 (PDF).

A co-production of Balance Film, TrickStudio Lutterbeck, Studio Filmbilder
Directors Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn, Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Producers Ralf Kukula, Richard Lutterbeck, Thomas Meyer-Hermann
Production Supervisor Christian Asmussen
Screenplay Beate Völcker
Dramaturg Martin Muser
Art Director Alex Tiedtke
Storyboard Alex Tiedtke, Olaf Kamin, Felix Herzog, Katrina Biedenbender, and many more
Set Design Sven Höffer, Dominik Spitol
Animation Olaf Kamin, Simone Loose, Josie Steinmetz, Anita Andriskowska, Jule Imbusch, Patrick Knott, Wolfram Kampffmeyer, Noemi Kramer, and many more
Outlining Tsuyo Grohé, Saskia Kowollik
CG Supervisor & Blender Mentor Christoph Werner
Rendering Supervisor Josie Steinmetz
Compositing Jan Mildner, Patrick Knott
Music André Dziezuk


Making Of


Goldener Spatz - Cinema TV- Category: Animation series Goldener Spatz 2024, Erfurt, Germany