Checker Station orbiting earth
O! M! G! There's a hole in the CheckerStation and it's loosing air! Better fix this before the situation gets worse. Fully CG, except the face plate on closeup to medium shots, this has been a pure joy to work on. For wider shots we put a digital double inside the helmet to gain some freedom for camera moves.
Thinking back to when he was a kid Tobi remembers his childhood friend Marina. They used to play in Ms. Vogelsangs' backyard where she did paper chase games with them. The good times ended when Marina moved away and they lost touch.
That's the backstory that kicks of the film as Tobi has to find Marina again to solve all the riddles the movie hold for him. The sequence of remembering his good childhood days and his best friend Marina was done in an animated-illustrations style to emphasize the playfullness of the fun days that his childhood was.
Nice, friendly, cute (but not too cute), styled for older children, don't make it look "pre school", bright, colorfull but also grown up and high quality - a lot of attributes for our characters to hold and a really good starting point for the design process.
Travelling the world, always making sure we know where we're at (while staying with our illustrative style from the Memories sequence).
Director: Johannes Honsell
Post Production Supervisor: Florian Kohlert
Lead Title Designer: Robert Mayer
Title Designer: Rebekka Heidenberger
Illustrations Supervisor: Carolin Flammang
Executive Producer: Tobias Müller
Producer: Julian Fischer
Creative Director: Matthias Zabiegly
Sequence Director: Elisabeth Schlichtner, Christian Scheck
Illustrations: Lisa Maria Prantl
Team: Leo Akinbiyi, Phil Amelung, Holger Aumüller, David Bobichon, Jakob Bock, Can Erduman, Tom Gaiger, Stephan Helbing, Marius Herzog, Dominik Högn, Denis Jagodic, Jens Kindler, Daniela Kirin, Tom Knaul, Lars Korb, Sebastian Pfeifer, Marco von Piechowski, Raphael Rau, Daniel Richter, Maximilian Schwugier, Ulrich Stöcker, Andi Wenzel