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Goldener Spatz for Fritzi & Sophie!

At the 32nd German Children’s Media Festival Goldener Spatz, the episode “Eine Reise, die alles verändert“ (A journey that changes everything’) from the eight-part TV series “Fritzi & Sophie – Eine grenzenlose Freundschaft” won the Goldener Spatz in the “Series Animation” category! Like the “Fritzi” feature film, the series about two friends who experience the politically turbulent time of the fall of communism in 1989 is based on the children’s book “Fritzi war dabei” by Hanna Schott and celebrated its world premiere at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) at the end of April.

The ARD co-production “Fritzi and Sophie” is produced under the auspices of MDR together with WDR and SWR by Balance Film in Leipzig, Trickstudio Lutterbeck in Cologne and our CREATORS from Studio Film Bilder (producer: Thomas Meyer-Hermann) and was co-funded by MFG. It was directed by Matthias Bruhn, Ralf Kukula and Thomas Meyer-Hermann. After the broadcast on KiKA from October 3, 2024, all episodes will also be available in the ARD Mediathek, on and in the KiKA player.

The children’s jury’s statement:
“We liked the episode “Eine Reise, die alles verändert“ and therefore deserved a ‘Goldener Spatz’, as it takes up the important topic of divided Germany and implements it beautifully and comprehensibly. The story was told in a captivating and exciting as well as informative and emotional way. The fact that the episode remained exciting throughout meant that you were always on the edge of your seat. Thanks to the bright, but not too bright colors and the beautiful animations, the series is suitable for many different age groups.”

Richard Lutterbeck (Producer), Festival Director Elisabeth Wenk, Ralf Kukula (Director & Producer), photo: Carlo Bansini

Source: MFG

Congratulations to everyone involved!

All winners of the „Goldener Spatz“