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Artists in DEFA Animation Film 2015
David und Goliath Sabine Meienreis

The biblical motif is varied through colours, structures and shades. The graphic artist and puppet player Sabine Meienreis makes different materials and graphic elements correspond to each other and the music.

David und Goliath

Animated Film
GDR
1981
6 minutes

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Sabine Meienreis
Thomas Ehricht
Hans Moser
Anita Uebe
Sabine Meienreis
Heinz Kaiser
The biblical motif is varied through colours, structures and shades. The graphic artist and puppet player Sabine Meienreis makes different materials and graphic elements correspond to each other and the music.
Nadja Rademacher

Der Fluß

Animated Film
GDR
1979
5 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Katja Georgi
Bernd Wefelmeyer
Peter Pohler
Anita Uebe
Katja Georgi
A young man and a young woman want to be together but, unwilling to take risks, hurry in the wrong direction. The score of this parable was composed by the renowned theatre, film and television composer Bernd Wefelmeyer, who regularly worked for the DEFA Studio.

Nadja Rademacher
Artists in DEFA Animation Film 2015
Der Igel Tappelpit Eva Natus-Šalamoun

An adaptation of Alfred Könner’s eponymous children’s book by the illustrator Eva Šalamoun, who was well-known in the Czech Republic, too.

Der Igel Tappelpit

Animated Film
GDR
1965
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Eva Natus-Šalamoun
Günther Karpa
Werner Baensch
Gerti Gruner
Eva Natus-Šalamoun
An adaptation of Alfred Könner’s eponymous children’s book by the illustrator Eva Šalamoun, who was well-known in the Czech Republic, too. The trained graphic artist and director realises the noisy story of a hungry hedgehog and a delicious looking apple with plenty of imagination, visual wit and animated coloured letters.

Nadja Rademacher

Der Kamm

Animated Film
GDR
1982
4 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Hans Moser, Thomas Rosié
Bernd Wefelmeyer
Hans Moser, Thomas Rosié
Heidrun Sünderhauf
Hans Moser, Thomas Rosié
Once an argument has escalated, the original cause is of next to no concern. Or why are these two men fighting so doggedly over a comb? Having worked in special effects up to then, Hans Moser’s and Thomas Rosié’s first DEFA directing effort is a parable on the arms race.

---Nadja Rademacher

Der lange Weg

Animated Film
GDR
1989
11 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Marion Rasche
Friedbert Wissmann
Lutz Kleber
Hanna Fürst
Marion Rasche
An adaptation of Friedrich Wolf’s story of a beautiful seagull and a young woodpecker, an unequal couple who have trouble finding their place. Figures and backgrounds created by the painter Andreas Dress were cut up and animated by the DEFA Studio staff.

---Nadja Rademacher

Der Löwe und der Vogel

Animated Film
GDR
1982
10 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Otto Sacher
Karl-Ernst Sasse
Helmut Krahnert, Brigitte Schönberner
Eva d'Bomba
Otto Sacher
A picturesque film about an ardent search whose outcome is uncertain. Otto Sacher, who was known mostly for his popular drawn adaptations, was also keen to explore the potential of animation film and to this purpose collaborated with the young designer Sabine Klein.

Nadja Rademacher
Artists in DEFA Animation Film 2015
Die Entdeckung Lutz Dammbeck

After the fierce controversy surrounding his exceptional film “Einmart”, the DEFA Studio obliged Lutz Dammbeck to make a children’s film. The result is a poem about yearning and escape – followed by a successful theatrical release.

GDR

GDR
1982

Die Entdeckung

Animated Film
GDR
1982
18 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Lutz Dammbeck
Thomas Hertel
Hans Schöne
Eva d'Bomba
Lutz Dammbeck
Gudrun Okras
After the fierce controversy surrounding his exceptional film “Einmart”, the DEFA Studio obliged Lutz Dammbeck to make a children’s film. The result is a poem about yearning and escape – followed by a successful theatrical release. Dammbeck, however, already realised his deeper artistic aspirations outside the Studio.

---Nadja Rademacher

Die große Reise der alten Schildkröte

Animated Film
GDR
1988
14 minutes
subtitles: 
No

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DEFA-Studio für Trickfilme
Barbara Eckhold
Igor Bazlik
Lutz Kleber
Eva d'Bomba
Barbara Eckhold
Marita Böhme
Designing this adaptation of the eponymous Chilean song was Maja Nagel’s introduction to working with animation. She would have liked to have more influence on the overall film, so she also directed her later projects in order to be able to experiment without restraints as a painter.

Nadja Rademacher