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Luis and the Aliens on DVD!

Luis and the Aliens on DVD!

From outer space straight into the living rooms! Luis and the Aliens will be released on DVD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on November 1st, 2018.

Luis in UK and Ireland!

Luis in UK and Ireland!

Luis made it to the island! Thanks to Warner UK it will be released in UK and Ireland on August 24th, 2018 in cinemas everywhere!

Luis at the Goldener Spatz 2018!

Luis at the Goldener Spatz 2018!

We are more than happy that our film "Luis and the Aliens" is nominated for the 26. Childrens Media Festival Goldener Spatz. It's the third time for us to be nominated. The festival will take place from 10th - 16th June, 2018 in Gera and Erfurt.

Ooops! 2 receives funding!

Ooops! 2 receives funding!

Thank you Eurimages! On March 16, 2018 in Yerevan it was decided we will get Eurimages funding for our film "Ooops! Back in the Deep End". The project is at the ready and we're so happy we can start production in June in Hamburg, Luxembourg and Ireland!

Bavarian Film Award for Richard, the Stork!

Bavarian Film Award for Richard, the Stork!

The Bavarian Film Award took place in Munich on January 19th, 2018 and we were lucky enough to receive one for “Richard, the Stork” in the category “Best Children’s Film” along with the producers from Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur from Berlin. We are so proud of our little sparrow!

Richard flies to Berlinale again!

Richard flies to Berlinale again!

Exciting! „Richard, the Stork“ is pre-selected for the German Film Awards 2018. The pre-selected films will be shown on the big screen during the European Film Market. “Richard, the Stork” will be shown on February 22nd, 2018 at 10.15 o’clock in the Delphi LUX 3 in Berlin. So, whoever hasn’t seen the film yet or wants to see it again – now is your chance! And keep your fingers crossed that we take the award home!

The award show will take place on April 27th, 2018 in Berlin.

Richard, the Stork in German cinemas!

Richard, the Stork in German cinemas!

After our German pre-release premiere in Hamburg on 7th of May, 2017, the little sparrow will finally make it's way to German cinemas! Release is on May 11th, 2017 - we can't wait!

Richard, the Stork nominated!

Richard, the Stork nominated!

It's an honour to be nominated again for "Producer of the Year" at Cartoon Movie. This time together with our Co-Producers Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Walking the Dog, Mélusine Productions and Den siste skilling for "Richard, the Stork".

Richard, the Stork at Berlinale

Richard, the Stork at Berlinale

"Richard, the Stork" will celebrate it's world premiere on the 12th February at Berlinale 2017 and is also nominated in the category "Generation Kplus"! We'll keep our fingers crossed!

The official german release will then be on May 11th 2017 - We can't wait for the little birds to start their big journey!

bayala receives funding!

bayala receives funding!

On 22nd June 2016 our elf-project "bayala" received 500.000 Euro production funding from the Filmfund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein!

See all the funding decisions here: http://www.ffhsh.de/de/foerderung/entscheidungen/Hamburg_Schleswig_Holstein.php

Ooops!...we won!

Ooops!...we won!

Europes top animation producer is from Hamburg

It wasn’t a home match. At Cartoon Movie in Lyon, France 750 professionals (producers, directors, writers, television editors, distributors and world sales) from all over Europe chose the most successful animation producer of the year. The award went to Hamburg, to Emely Christians from Ulysses Filmproduktion, who developed and produced the film “Ooops! Noah is gone…” (“Two by Two”, “All Creatures Big and Small”) in 3D in cooperation with Studio Rakete (Hamburg) and co-producers in Luxembourg, Belgium and Ireland.

The film is about heartbreakingly comical creatures who have missed the boat when Noah set sails and despite all the contradictions become a team to survive storm and flood. The film was already a sensation at the last film festival in Cannes, because it was sold to every country on earth. The strongly represented French delegation in Lyon also thus honored the success of the film in French cinemas where until now more than 550.000 visitors came.

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Ooops! nominated...again!

Ooops! nominated...again!

It's official! Ulysses Films, Fabrique d'Images, Grid Animation and Moetion Films are nominated for the 2016 CARTOON TRIBUTES in the category "Eurpoean Producer of the Year" for "Ooops! Noah is gone...". The winners will be announced on March 4th 2016 in Lyon. We are excited!

Ooops! nominated...

Ooops! nominated...

"Ooops! Noah is gone..." is nominated for the Award of the German Film Critics in the category "children's film"! The awarding will take place on 15.02.2016 in Berlin. Fingers crossed!

Ooops! DVD Germany

Ooops! DVD Germany

On 4th January 2016 "Ooops" Noah is gone..." DVD, 2D & 3D BluRay as well as VoD will come out in Germany!

Ooops! DVD Ireland and UK

Ooops! DVD Ireland and UK

Finally, Finny and his friends at your home! At least in Ireland and UK, because there "Two by Two - Ooops! The Ark has gone..." is available on DVD now!

Ooops! Noah is gone... receives award!

Ooops! Noah is gone... receives award!

On Friday, 5.6.2015 in Erfurt the following was announced: The Goldene Spatz in the category "Animation" goes to - Ooops! Noah is gone...

We are happy that the kids jury liked the film so much and we are very proud! Producer Emely Christians, Director Toby Genkel and Co-Director Sean McCormack were there to receive the award.

                                                                                                   Welcome to the ark, little sparrow!

Ooops! Noah is gone... got rated

Ooops! Noah is gone... got rated

"Ooops! Noah is gone..." got the rating "especially valuable" by the Deutsche Film- and Medienbewertung. We say thank you!

Luis receives production funding!

Luis receives production funding!

"Luis and his Friends from Outer Space" received production funding in the amount of 650.000 Euro by the Film Fund Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein! We are very happy about this early Easter egg!

Monstrous Maud receives script development funding

Monstrous Maud receives script development funding

We have pleasant news - our project "Monstrous Maud" received FFA script development funding! We are happy to work together with script writer Katharina Reschke on this project.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Ulysses wishes everyone merry christmas and a happy and successful year 2015!

Ooops! Noah is gone... Trailer

Ooops! Noah is gone... Trailer

You can now watch the international trailer for our project "Ooops! Noah is gone..." on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spcghvLHXdk). Also visit the corresponding page on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ooops-Noah-is-gone/222749614584770) to not miss any updates about the film.

Thor on TV!

Thor on TV!

On Friday, 31.10.2014, our film "Legends of Valhalla - Thor" is on german television on SuperRTL at 8.15 pm. A perfect entertainment on a friday evening for big and small!

Ulysses turns 10!

Ulysses turns 10!

In May 2014 Ulysses celebrates its 10th anniversary! There is a nice article under "Press" about it from the Hamburger Aufblende.

Richard receives funding!

Richard receives funding!

We received an early christmas gift from Eurimages. Richard gets 480.000 Euro Eurimages funding.

Thank you very much!

 

European Film Awards

European Film Awards

Ari Folman's "The Congress" won "Best European Animation Feature Film" in Berlin on December 7th. Congratulations also to Studio Rakete, who produced parts of the animation in Hamburg.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Ulysses wishes everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year 2014!

Award for Igor

Award for Igor

We are pleased to report, that Evgeny Ruman won the award for best director for "Igor and the Cranes' Journey" at the Minsk International Film Festival! Congratulations!

Niko 2 won...

Niko 2 won...

the hearts of the young jury (the CineSeekers) of the Cinemagic Children's Festival in Belfast. They voted "Niko 2 - Little brother, big trouble" the winning film in the 6+ age category and so the film won the Emerald Star Award for best feature for a children's audience. Congratulations!

Richard receives funding!

Richard receives funding!

On the 21. August 2013 our new project Richard the Stork received funding from the FFA in the amount of 300.000 €. Now the production will start, as planned, next year! Our team is already looking forward to the work on this touching, exciting and adventurous film.

Niko 2 wins in Tokyo!

Niko 2 wins in Tokyo!

Great news from 21st Tokyo Kinder Film Festival. Niko 2 - Little Brother, Big Trouble won the Grand Prix of the best film in feature section! The award was selected by their kinder jurors.

This also means that Niko 2 will be screened at the upcoming big event Tokyo International Film Festival (17.-25.10.), as it is the winner of the Grand Prix.

 

Richard the Stork gets production funding

Richard the Stork gets production funding

In the last meeting of the FFHSH, we have been awarded with 400.000 €  production funding for our new film “Richard the Stork”. We are very pleased , because the little stork nowvalso has a nest in Hamburg!

Noah - It's going ahead

Noah - It's going ahead

Global Screen reports more sales of our film “Ooops! Noah is gone…” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The film is in production at the moment and the currently developing storyboard promises a really funny entertaining and touching story.

Richard the Stork in Global Screen Line-Up

Richard the Stork in Global Screen Line-Up

Now it's official: Global Screen took over world sales for our animation feature film "Richard the Stork", which we produce together with Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur in Berlin. For the first time the film is in the Global Screen Line-Up at Cannes Film Festival!

Cinema release Thor

Cinema release Thor

On April 11th 2013 „Legends of Valhalla – Thor” is coming to german cinemas!
We are looking forward to the release of our exciting animation feature film about the Icelandic saga about the young hero Thor.
The German Distributor is Koch Media.

Rating for Thor

Rating for Thor

Our project Thor got the "rating particularly valuable" from the Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden. We are very happy about that and can't wait for our exciting animation feature film, about the icelandic saga around the young hero Thor, to be released in german cinemas on April 11th.



The Distributor in Germany is Koch Media.



The film won two national Edda awards (Icelandic Oscar) for Best Editor (Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir) and Best Production Design (Gunnar Karlsson). It was nominated for 6 Edda awards.

And the Jussi goes to…Niko 2?!

And the Jussi goes to…Niko 2?!

Great news from Finland! Niko 2 is nominated in four categories for the finnish Oscar, the Jussi:



BEST PICTURE - Antti & Petteri & Hannu

BEST SCREENPLAY - Hannu & Marteinn
BEST MUSIC - Stephen

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Mikko

The award is taking place on the 3rd Febuary, 2013.

We are excited!

Happy new Year!

Happy new Year!

We wish everyone a happy and succesfull new year and we are looking forward to 2013!

“Niko & The Way to the Stars” on TV!

“Niko & The Way to the Stars” on TV!

On 24th December 2012 it's time again! Not only is it Christmas Eve, but the first part of our Niko-series "Niko & The Way to the Stars" will be shown on german TV. You can watch the film on ZDF at 9 am. For everyone who hasn't seen the film yet or could watch it again and again, that's your chance!

We are very happy about that and wish everyone a merry christmas!

Niko 2 – Cinema release

Niko 2 – Cinema release

On November 1st, 2012 the christmas movie 
„Niko 2 – Little brother, big trouble“, starts in German cinemas!
Exciting information about the movie on

www.niko-derfilm.de




The World Sales Agent is, like for the first part, Global Screen (formerly Telepool).


The German distributor is Universum Film.

Totally True Love DVD release in Germany

Totally True Love DVD release in Germany

Totally True Love DVD release in Germany

The german DVD of "Totally True Love" is out and can be bought everywhere, for example at amazon: In case you haven't got the beautiful soundtrack of composer Marcel Noll already you can download it on e.g. amazon or itunes:


New project “Richard the Stork” support by FFHSH

New project “Richard the Stork” support by FFHSH

We are happy that our new project Richard the stork received development funding by the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein.

Worldpremiere Niko 2

Worldpremiere Niko 2

„Niko 2 – Little brother, big trouble“ successfully celebrated its worldpremiere at the Filmfest Hamburg on September 29th 2012 together with young and old.
Commentaries from the audience:
“The film was VERY cute”
“Mama, that was the best film I have ever watched!”

New project “My Chaosfairy & Me” in development

New project “My Chaosfairy & Me” in development

We are happy to announce that our new animation feature film project "My Chaosfairy & me", written by Simone Veenstra and Anja Schneider, received MEDIA Development.


In November 2011 it already received script development funding from the filmfunding Hamburg Schleswig - Holstein.

The project has been developed as a TV series at the "Akademie für Kindermedien" 2009*10 and as a feature film by the producer Maite Woköck at the EAVE European Producers Workshop 2011.

Luis – Trailer is finished

Luis – Trailer is finished

We recently presented our new project "Luis and his friends from outer space" at Cartoon Movie. The market has shown great interest! 
At the moment we are operating at full stretch on the script, the trailer is finished and can be watched on our website at Feature Films/development.



The project is developed with the brothers Lauenstein.

“Ooops! Noah is gone…” support by FFHSH

“Ooops! Noah is gone…” support by FFHSH

We are happy that our project “Ooops! Noah is gone…” received production funding in the amount of 1 Million Euro by the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. It’s our first self-developed and self-written project and the german part will be completely realized in Hamburg.



The film was already supported by the programme of the Hamburger Behörde für Wirtschaft und Arbeit (BWA) zur Beschäftigungssicherung during development.



It’s a co-production with Belgium, Luxembourg and Ireland and is expected to go into production by the end of 2012.