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Little King Macius (kleine Koenig Macius, Der)

Little King Macius
Scene from "Little King Macius" (photo © Saxonia Media GmbH)

Just before his ninth birthday, Prince Macius faces the most difficult moment of his young life: his father, the King, has died and Macius must ascend the throne. No sooner has he accepted his duty than the evil General begins intriguing against him. The General wants to rule the country and, more importantly, start a war. His first evil deed is to kidnap Macius' friend and teacher Erasmus. Once Macius and his friends have saved Erasmus, Macius decides to found a children's parliament and have the country ruled by the children. But the plan backfires and chaos spreads through the country – fanned by the evil General. After a war with a neighboring prince can just barely be averted, Macius realizes that in the future, the children should only make decisions that regard them. Like opening a zoo, for which they travel to Tungupungu Island. The General, of course, has not told them about the cannibals that live there... But once again, the children outsmart the evil General and, after many adventures with false cannibals, clever animals and cowardly pirates, Macius and his friends make it back home safe and sound. The General must concede defeat, and Macius realizes how important it is to have friends you can rely on!
Genre Animation
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Directors Sandor Jesse, Lutz Stuetzner
Screenplay Inés Keerl, Bernd Roeder-Mahlow, Hans Werner Honert
Reinhard Schuetz
Francois Élie Roulin
Producers Hans Werner Honert, Roland Junker, Robert Réa, Grzegorz Handzlik, Sebastian Debertin, Dariusz Wieromiejczyk
Voices Otto Sander, Simon Illig, Till Kundrun, Jamie Lee Blank, Paul Falk
Production Companies Saxonia Entertainment/Leipzig, Studio 88/Baden-Baden, Studio Orange Reklamy/Bielsko-Biala, ki.ka/Erfurt, HMM/Paris, in co-production with HR/Frankfurt
Runtime 83 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Giffoni 2008
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, CNC France, Eurimages, Polish Film Institute
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

World Sales
Bavaria Media International