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Checker Tobi and the Mystery of our Planet

English title: Checker Tobi and the Mystery of our Planet
Original title: Checker Tobi und das Geheimnis unsers Planeten
German title: Checker Tobi und das Geheimnis unsers Planeten
Germany, 2019

Director: Tischner, Martin
Production company: megaherz film und fernsehen
Co-producers: Bavarian TV, Studio Babelsberg
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 84 min.
Film genre: Documentary

During the making of his very first film for the cinema, Tobias Krell – better known as “Checker Tobi” – plays a captain on an ancient pirate ship. When the shooting is over and Tobi has returned to the present, he finds a real message in a bottle. It's a puzzle relating to the mystery of our planet. In order to solve it, he must look into Earth's core and wake the bear with eight legs. He needs to read the world's memories and gather up India's most valuable treasure. Immediately, Tobi's checker-ambitions are triggered and he begins an exciting journey around the world, which takes him to one of the 83 islands of Vanuatu first. There, Tobi climbs into the crater of a fire-breathing volcano. He continues to Tasmania, where he does some diving, then on to the ice-cold Arctic, and finally to India.

Marketing strategies:
More than 500,000 admissions in German theatres.

Golden Sparrow CFF Erfurt/Gera 2019, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2019, Kinolino Dresden CFF 2019, Lünen FF 2019 (awarded), KinderKinoFest Duesseldorf, Stuttgart CFF 2020, KiKiFe Schwäbisch Gmünd 2020, Vittorio Veneto CFF 2020, Kinolino CFF Dresden 2021

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Megaherz (DE)

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MFA+-Filmverleih (D)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)