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The charming live-action adventure with CGI animated animals about an unusual school, where the children receive a magical animal as a companion, centres on the new girl Ida, who goes from being an outsider to the star student thanks to her magical animal, the talking fox Rabbat.
Ida has had to move to another town and is now the “new girl” at the Winterstein School. She has a hard time in the new class: the bitchy Helene makes sure that Ida has scant chance of making any friends, and there is only one place left for her on the first day of school - next to the outsider Benni. One day, her teacher introduces the children to Mortimer Morrison who travels the world looking for "magical animals". Each of these animals is destined to become a child's soul mate. Of all people, newcomer Ida and outsider Benni are the first in the class to have magical companions! From now on, Benni has the ancient, wise turtle Henrietta at his side and Ida the cunning fox Rabbat. When objects keep disappearing at school, the children and the magical animals have to stick together to solve the mystery of the school thief.
A strong, original and incomparable story: translated into over 20 languages, THE SCHOOL OF MAGICAL ANIMALS is one of the most successful children's and young people's book series with over 4.8 million copies sold in German-speaking countries.
Genre Family Entertainment
Category Feature
Year of Production 2021
Directors Michael Katz, Gregor Schnitzler
Screenplay Viola Maria Schmidt
Cinematography Wolfgang Aichholzer
Cast Emilia Maier, Leonard Conrads, Loris Sichrovsky, Nadja Uhl, Milan Peschel, Heiko Pinkowski, Justus von Dohnányi, Stephan Luca, Marleen Lohse, Frederick Lau, Katharina Thalbach, Sophie Rois
Producers Alexandra Kordes, Meike Kordes
Co-Producers Fred Kogel, Cosima von Spreti, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Laura Clever
Executive Producers Fred Kogel, Herbert L. Kloiber, Josef Brandmaier
Production Company Kordes & Kordes Film Süd, in co-production with LEONINE Studios, Wega Film/Vienna, Clever Production
Runtime 90 min
Format cs
Dubbed Versions English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Austrian Film Institute, Filmfonds Wien, FISA
German Distributor LEONINE Studios

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