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Monty Mad Rat

Original title: Story von Monty Spinneratz, Die
German title: Story von Monty Spinneratz, Die
Germany, 1997

Director: Huse, Michael
Production company: Monty Filmgesellschaft, Düsseldorf,
Co-producers: Warner Bros.
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

In the mysterious sewers of New York there are hard-working rats preventing Manhattan from choking in flotsam and jetsam and garbage. But the property speculator Mr Dollart, who's worth a million or two, ignores the sensitive ecological balance: he wants to build an enormous multi-storey car park in the disused harbour area. The rats will first be exterminated with poison. But Mr Dollart hasn't reckoned with the brave young rat Monty Spinnerratz and the president's daughter Isabella Nobelratz. Showing a firm determination, the two take up the struggle to save the rats - and humans. (German Cinema)

Nice combination of puppet animation and live action, based on characters from the "Augsburger Puppenkiste" - a puppet theatre that produced very popular TV-series for children in the 60's and 70's.

Marketing strategies:
Cinema: 700.000 admissions in Germany.

Gera 1997, Best Children's Film at Bavarian Film Awards in 1998,

World sales address/es:
Warner Brothers (DE)

Sold to:
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Warner Brothers, Non-Theatrical (D)
RTL plus (D)