|Tomte Tummetott and the Fox|
|Directed by||Sandra Schießl|
|Produced by||Marion Heinßen, Jan Weitendorf|
|Screenplay by||Marcus Sauermann|
|Music by||Jens Fischer|
Tomte Tummetott and the Fox (original: Tomte Tummetott und der Fuchs) is a 2007 German film directed by Sandra Schießl and based on the novels The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox by Astrid Lindgren.
It is winter and the landscape is covered in snow. All animals are hungry, especially the fox. He wants to kill and eat the chicken in the stable. Meanwhile, Emma wants to put food outside for the dwarf Tomte Tummetott. Her older brothers laugh at her, because they think Tomte Tummetott doesn't exist. Her mother however says that, just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Meanwhile, the mice see that the fox is on his way to the chicken stable. They inform Tomte Tummetott, who tells them to let the dog know about this. Then Tomte feeds the other animals. He tells them that he saw many winters come and go and that they have to be patient as this winter will also give way to spring.
With the help from the dog, the cow and the mice Tomte can stop the fox from killing and eating the chicken.
Tomte gives the food that Emma has put outside for him to the fox. Emma watches the scene. She is so happy that she finally saw Tomte. However, when she calls her mother and brothers Tomte is gone. Only the fox is outside eating the food from Emma.
|Figure||English (voice)||German (voice)|
|Tomte Tummetott||Max Hafler||Achim Hall|
|Fox||Rod Goodall||Wolf Frass|
|Emma||Kim Larney||Florentine Stein|
|Dog||Drew Lucas||Peter Kirchberger|
|Chicken||Eileen Gibbons||Ruth Rockenschaub|
|Chicken||Helen Gregg||Karime Vakilzadeh|
|Chicken||Hilary Kavanagh||Christiane Carstens|
|Mouse||Gary Hetzler||Monty Arnold|
|Mouse||Hilary Kavanagh||Karime Vakilzadeh|
|Cow||Helen Gregg||Andrea Bongers|
|Sheep||Gery Hetzler||Robert Missler|
|older boy||Heather Keegan||Aaron Kaulbarsch|
|younger boy||Tiernan Surlis||Flemming Stein|
|Mother||Helen Gregg||Marion von Stengel|
|Father||John Murphy||Bruno Bachem|
The film was produced by TRIKK17 in Hamburg, St. Pauli. The work on the 30 minutes film took over a year. In spring 2006 when Jan Weitendorf, from the Friedrich Oetinger company, went to Sweden, to talk with Astrid Lindgren's grandson Nils Nyman about the project. He told him that he wanted to make the film as a stop motion animation, Nils Nyman found that interesting and agreed to the making of the film.
The original poem about Tomte was made by Viktor Rydberg. Harald Wiberg later made some pictures of Tomte. Astrid Lindgren wrote the story much later, so that people all around the world can read the story.The film was made by a total of 41,106 individual images. In Germany next to the film also an audio play of the film has been released.
The film was translated into English by David Henry Wilson. It was shown on several international film festivals.The English version was also released on the German DVD. However, only the film was translated and dubbed into English, not the making off which was released on the same DVD. The DVD also features the Tomte Tummetott song in English, German and Swedish.
According to the Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) Tomte Tummetott and the Fox is a wonderfully filmed Christmas story. The characters are made very detailed. Everything fits in perfectly in this animated film.
According to Kinofilmwelt.de children, as well as adults, are addressed by this family film which has an amazing Christmas atmosphere.
Flimmo believes the film is characterized by its loving and charming realisation. Children in preschool will find it easy to follow the plot in the film, which also can be enjoyed by older children and adults.
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