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Die Häschenschule – Jagd nach dem goldenen Ei

Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg

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‘You're real?’ · ‘Of course we're real. Don't you know the book? With satchels on their backs they hop, behind their bunny tails bob.’ · ‘No way!’

‘Rabbit School?’ Max, the cocky big city rabbit, can only snicker at it: it's a picture book for little kids! Max wants to join the coolest gang in the neighbourhood. Shortly before his try-out for the group, however, he lands up in the forest and finds himself in the very rabbit school out of the book. He cannot believe how quaint and proper everything is, with so many rules: it's no place for someone like him! Yet in time he befriends the lovable Emmy, finds out how mean the foxes are – and learns about the golden egg, which must be protected from the foxes at all costs. The makers of this boisterous animated film draw on the classic 1924 children's book to create a modern adventure full of cheeky wit.

Ute von Münchow-Pohl

Germany 2017


76’ · Colour

Rating R0


Noah Levi (Max)
Melina Witez (Emmy)
Senta Berger (Madame Hermione)
Friedrich von Thun (Mr. Fritz)
Jule Böwe (Fox Mother Ruth)
Dirk Petrick (Fox Ferdinand)
Ben Boxberg (Anton)
Maxi Boguth (Ernie)
Valentina Bonalana (Louise)
Gustav Häcke (Rudy)


Ute von Münchow-Pohl
Katja Grübel, Dagmar Rehbinder, freely adapted from the children's book by Albert Sixtus and Fritz Koch-Gotha
Animation Director
Peter Bohl
Erik Stappenbeck
Alex Komlew
Sound Design
Mirko Reinhard
Stephan Colli
Production Design
Heiko Hentschel
Character Design
Gerlinde Godelmann, Anette Hoffmann
Set Design
Uwe Saegner
Production Managers
Anne-Sophie Presch-Gacon, Anne Rohlfing
Dirk Beinhold
Executive Producers
Sebastian Runschke, Valentin Greulich
Tobias Weingärnter, Ole Kampovski, Stefanie von Ehrenstein
Virgin Lands, Würzburg
Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg
Südwestrundfunk, Stuttgart


Ute von Münchow-Pohl

Born in Bremen, Germany, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Muenster. Between 1987 and 1990 she was an animator at Hahn Film in Berlin on the TV series Benjamin Blümchen and feature film Werner – Beinhart. She has led animation workshops in Costa Rica and in 1991 was an animator on Universal Pictures’ An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. Until 2002 she worked for TFC Trickompany in Hamburg on projects including Der kleene Punker and Felidae and has taught at the Animation School Hamburg. Kommando Störtebeker marked her feature film debut as a director in 2001. She also animated Lauras Stern and Der kleine Eisbär 2 for Berlin’s Cartoon-Film and directed the TV series as well as the cinema version of Kleiner Dodo and screen adaptations of Der kleine Rabe Socke.


2001 Kommando Störtebeker 2008 Kleiner Dodo 2011 Lauras Stern und die Traummonster 2012 Der kleine Rabe Socke 2015 Der kleine Rabe Socke – Das große Rennen 2017 Die Häschenschule – Jagd nach dem goldenen Ei (Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

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