2D Animated series (39x11)


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 Büchner (illustrations).

World premiere

2020 – 2021


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

Sebastian Runschke, Jean-Michel Spiner

Co-Production Companies

ZDF, SERU Animation, 2Minutes

Funded by

MFG, nordmedia, MBB, MEDIA Creative Europe

German Broadcaster


World Sales

Global Screen