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Scene from ANIMALS UNITED (photo © Constantin Film Verlieh GmbH)

The animals in the African savannah are confused: where has all the water gone? It should have come gushing in from a mountain canyon a long time ago. Their thirst and worries continue to grow, especially since the only little water hole is being closely guarded by ferocious buffaloes and rhinos. The brave little meerkat Billy and the peace-loving lion Socrates take off in search of water. They encounter the Gallic rooster Charles, who single-handedly led a polar bear, a kangaroo, a Tasmanian devil, and two Galapagos turtles to Africa, where they are now hoping for a better life in the Okavango Delta. But even this last reserve has been taken over by humans. The hotel owner Smith had a huge dam built and is wasting all the water for a luxury hotel. And of all places, it is here that politicians are holding a conference about the protection of the environment. So, the animals answer to this with their own conference: elephant Angie calls on everything that can run, fly, trample or crawl to defend themselves, in what becomes the kick-off to a turbulent offensive full of beastly tricks.
Genre Animation
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Directors Holger Tappe, Reinhard Klooss
Screenplay Reinhard Klooss, Oliver Huzly
David Newman
Henning Ahlers
Producers Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe, Martin Moszkowicz
Production Company Constantin Film Produktion, in co-production with Ambient Entertainment/Hanover, White Horse Pictures/Hanover
Runtime 90 min
Format color
 German, English
Festivals Tokyo Children's Film Festival 2011
Awards Bavarian Film Prize 2010 (Best Children's Film), Grand Prix & Audience Award Tokyo 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Nordmedia, Land Niedersachsen/N Bank

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