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OOOPS! NOAH IS GONE...

OOOPS! NOAH IS GONE...
photo © 2014 Ulysses/Fabrique d'Images, Skyline/Moetion Films

It's the end of the world. A huge flood is coming, large enough to wipe out every creature on the planet. The clumsy land-based Nestrians Dave and his son Finny (10) have made it on to Noah's Ark with the help of the grymp Hazel and her daughter Leah. But when the ark floats away, Finny and Leah accidentally fall off. For the two kids, it's the start of an adventure where Finny makes new friends, eludes crafty enemies, and learns something very important about himself that will save the life of his father and of his new mob.

Dave and his son Finny belong to a strange species called Nestrians. A clumsy and weird looking animal that seemingly is not really good for anything at all, in fact, they’re not even allowed on Noah's ark. But with a sly trick and with the involuntary help of two carnivorous Grymps, Hazel and her daughter Leah, Finny and Dave manage to smuggle themselves on board. But then the ark leaves and Leah and Finny are accidentally left behind. The unlikely duo has to escape the rising waters and save themselves from a mean and villainous couple of Griffins. Along the way they meet a pair of even weirder creatures who were also rejected from the ark and take them along on their perilous journey. The parents who stayed on board the ark do everything in their power to turn the boat around and save their kids. After an action packed showdown our clumsy Nestrians discover their true destiny. Sometimes you have to face the end of the world to find your place in it!

It’s the classical, beloved, timeless biblical story of Noah’s Ark. This time, though, it’s not about the winners, but the losers, who are often a lot more fun than those on the right side of the evolutionary fence. This is the story of Nestrians, Grymps and Griffins – animals that never existed. In this “what if?” animated film for youngsters, premium animation technology brings these endearing, brightly colored fantasy creatures to life with a love of detail and originality. From Ulysses Filmproduktion, the makers of the hit NIKO films.


Toby Genkel started his education IN 1991 at the animation studio TRICKOMPANY in Hamburg. He began as a background designer, created layouts and storyboards for several feature films and television productions before becoming a co-director. Genkel’s films as a director or co-director include the animations WERNER – GEKOTZT WIRD SPÄTER and DIETER – DER FILM, which both enjoyed great popularity in Germany, and the international co-production LEGENDS OF VALHALLA – THOR (3D), which has already been sold to over 50 countries. His last 3D animation OOOPS! NOAH IS GONE… has sold out worldwide.
Genre Animation
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Toby Genkel
Screenplay Richard Conroy, Mark Hodkinson, Marteinn Thorisson, Toby Genkel
Producers Emely Christians, Moe Honan
Production Companies Ulysses Films, Skyline Entertainment/Wemmel, Fabrique d'Images, Moetion Films/Galway
Length 80 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 English
Festivals Arras 2015
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, MEDIA, Filmfund Luxembourg, Irish Film Board, Screen Flanders
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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