Loriots große Trickfilmrevue

Loriot’s Great Cartoon Revue
Loriot, whose real name was Bernhard-Viktor Christoph-Carl von Bülow, or Vicco von Bülow for short (1923-2011), is considered to have been the greatest and most versatile German comedian of the twentieth century. From 1976 to 1978, Radio Bremen commissioned his six-part television series “Loriot”, in which live action skits alternated with short animated sketches. The series is believed to be the highpoint of Loriot’s television work and was to establish his cult status; it has long been an integral part of German cultural heritage. In an interview with Spiegel magazine, Loriot once said: “Everything I find funny stems from crumbling communication and from talking past each other”. Parading this miscommunication before us in scenes that feature married couples, families and bourgeois society, he lays bare the absurdity of our everyday lives determined by rules and norms. Daughters Bettina and Susanne von Bülow and director Peter Geyer are marking the centenary of Loriot’s birth with this presentation of Loriots große Trickfilmrevue, for which 31 of his best-loved animations originally made for television between 1967 and 1993 have been carefully redrawn (and some coloured for the first time) to match Loriot’s style and transferred to a cinema format in 4K.
by Peter Geyer, Loriot Germany 2023 German 79’ World premiere | Animation


Directors Peter Geyer, Loriot
Written by Loriot
Editing Katharina Seebacher
Producers Bettina von Bülow, Susanne von Bülow

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Peter Geyer

Born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1966, he studied law in Tübingen. He worked with Loriot from 1993 until the latter’s death and subsequently for his estate. Between 1999 and 2019, he also managed the estate of Klaus Kinski and has published several works on both artists. He has directed numerous audio books and has edited various spoken-word oeuvres by renowned artists including “Kinski spricht Werke der Weltliteratur” ("Kinski Speaks Works of World Literature”). In 2008, his film Jesus Christus Erlöser premiered at the Berlinale. In 2013, he curated the Loriot exhibition “Spätlese”.


2002 Babyboy 2008 Jesus Christus Erlöser 2023 Loriots große Trickfilmrevue (Loriot’s Great Cartoon Revue)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023


Vicco von Bülow, aka Loriot, was born in Brandenburg, Germany in 1923 and died in Ammerland on Lake Starnberg in Bavaria in 2011. He is one of the most eminent and multifaceted German humourists of the 20th century. After studying painting in Hamburg, he worked as a caricaturist and cartoonist and was published in magazines including “Quick”, “Stern” and “Weltbild”. From the late 1960s onwards, he created animated films and sketches for television in which he played the lead role, followed by the six-part TV series Loriot (1976–78) and the cinema films Ödipussi and Pappa ante portas.


1974 Loriots Telecabinet; TV film 1976 Loriot I-VI; TV film 1983 Loriots 60. Geburtstag; TV film 1988 Loriots 65. Geburtstag; TV film · Ödipussi 1991 Pappa ante portas 1993 Loriots 70. Geburtstag; TV film 2003 Loriots 80. Geburtstag; TV film 2023 Loriots große Trickfilmrevue (Loriot’s Great Cartoon Revue)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023