Premiere Filmfest Hamburg 2021

DOCU-FICTION FOR KIDS WITH TV PRESENTER WILLI WEITZEL

Willi and the Wonder Toad

The feature film. With amphibious special guests.

Opening film of the Michel Children’s and Youth Film Festival at the Filmfest Hamburg

World explorer and adventurer Willi Weitzel (“Willi will’s Wissen”) embarks on an adventurous journey into the multifarious, dazzling world of amphibians. He is instigated to do so by his 11-year-old neighbor Luna, who is fighting to preserve the frog pond in her village. The seemingly insignificant little pond is at the center of the big questions revolving around conservation, sustainability and the power of community action.

Joining Willi Weitzel, under Markus Dietrich’s direction, is Ellis Drews in the role of Luna. She has already appeared in the series “Löwenzahn” and “Siebenstein”. Miriam Stein, Sönke Möhring, Lupo Grujcic, Malte Basquiat Comoe, Ferdinand Dörfler and guest stars Suzanne von Borsody and Annika Preil, known from the KiKA series “Anna and the Wild Animals”, can be seen in further roles.

“Willi and the Wonder Toad” is a Filmtank production in co-production with Interactive Media Foundation, funded by MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg, Mitteldeutscher Medienförderung and DFFF, and supported by the Mehrkosten-Hilfsprogramm and Ausfallfonds funds of the German federal and state governments. The project was advised by the organization Frogs & Friends e.V. Film distribution: Majestic Filmverleih GmbH.