CGI cinema animation film
Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg
Cool city bunny Max crash lands in bunny school in the middle of the forest, where he must learn the secret techniques of Easter bunnies in order to work with his new friends to stop a sneaky fox family from hijacking Easter.
Rabbit boy Max lives alone on a traffic island in the middle of the city and gets by. His biggest dream is to become a gang member of the “Mad Bunnies”. To prove to his buddies that he really has what it takes, Max takes to the skies on a remote-controlled airplane and is caught by a gust of wind that drives him far out of the city and into the forest. Max lands in the middle of the bunny school, where time seems to have stood still. However, he finds this old-fashioned training camp for Easter bunnies pretty uncool and has only one thought: get out of here! His escape fails dramatically because of the fox family living behind a protective hedge, which only trained Easter bunnies can get past. The spoiled city boy has to adapt to the rules of the boarding school by necessity. The sweet bunny pupil Emmi helps him, but Max can’t quite find his new place yet. When the wise teacher Madame Hermine asks the Easter oracle and Easter is in danger, Max has to decide: Does he have what it takes to become a real Easter Bunny and prove himself in the fight against the foxes to preserve Easter? And will he manage to learn the magic vanishing bus to save the golden egg that gives bunnies special powers?
Based on the classic book “The Bunny School” by Fritz Koch-Gotha and Albert Sixtus.
Family Entertainment, CG-animated feature film
76min, 2K / HD
Families, core target group 6-11 year old boys and girls (accompanied by their parents).
Heiko Hentschel (Art Director), Peter Bohl (Animation direction), Gerlinde Godelmann (Character Design)
Sebastian Runschke, Valentin Greulich
FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Filmförderung, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmstiftung NRW, Filmförderungsanstalt, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MEDIA Creative Europe
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