2D Animation series (39x11)

Petronella Applewitch - Series

The garden of apple witch Petronella is a place of wonders for twins Lea and Luis. Shrunk to miniature size, they fly loops on stag beetle Lucius, help the wacky Apple Stick Men with their myriad of not-quite functional buildings – and, of course, they have to help solve the chaos caused by Petronella’s magical spells. It’s a charming world filled with funny and strange creatures where adventure is lurking behind every apple bud and no day is like any other.

Based on the bestselling book series by Sabine Städing (text) and SaBine Bücher (illustrations).

Production period



TV series


39×11 min

Target audience

Families, core target audience 4-8 year-olds

Written by
John Chambers, Silja Clemens, Eckart Fingberg, Katja Grübel, Sarah Kempen, Barbara Miersch, Katharina Reschke, Paul Schwarz, Heike Sperling, Jan Strathmann, Claudio Winter
Series concept

Jan Strathmann, Heike Sperling


Emilie Rimetz

Character Design

Christian Puille, Franck Renaut

Development Executives

Susanne Biesinger, Claudio Winter


Dirk Beinhold, Maite Woköck

Executive Producer

Valentin Greulich, Sebastian Runschke

Co-Production Companies

ZDF, SERU Animation, 2Minutes

Funded by

MFG, nordmedia, MBB, MEDIA Creative Europe, FFHSH



World Sales

Global Screen

Festivals / Awards / Nominations:

Berlin Int. Film Festival (World Premiere), Giffoni Film Festival, TIFF KIDS, Anima Festival Bruxelles, ITFS 2017, Goldener Spatz, Zlin Film Festival, Gijon Int. Film Festival, Schlingel Festival, Zürich Film Festival, Münchner Filmfest, Children’s Film Carnivals, Cinanima, Mumbai FF, Brazils Kids Film Festival, 11th Int. Children’s Film Festival Bangladesh, Les Tolles Filantes, Busan Int. Film Festival.


Audience Award of the Zurich Film Festival, Children’s and Media Award “Weißer Elefant” for the best animated film, Audience Award at Anima Festival, Audience Award at Les Tolles Filantes