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DGAP-News m4e AG: 'Pinkeltje' Feature Film gets Screenplay Funding

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m4e AG: 'Pinkeltje' Feature Film gets Screenplay Funding

24.10.2013 / 09:00

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'Pinkeltje' Feature Film
gets Screenplay Funding

The development of the screenplay for the planned theatrical movie based on
the children's book series 'Pinkeltje', produced by m4e AG and blue eyes
Fiction GmbH & Co. KG, will be supported by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.

Höhenkirchen/Munich, 24. October 2013: With children's book classic
'Pinkeltje' (UK title: Fingerling), another subject from the wide right's
portfolio of m4e AG will be adapted for the big screen. The screenplay for
the planned theatrical movie 'Pünkel im Haus - und beinah im All' (German
working title) will be sponsored by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern. The
captivating adventure about little thumbling 'Pinkeltje' (German title:
Pünkelchen) will be produced by m4e AG in cooperation with blue eyes
Fiction GmbH & Co. KG. The Munich-based production company has already
realized successful theatrical projects such as 'Yoko' (2012), 'Hexe Lilli
- Die Reise nach Mandolan' (2011) as well as 'Hexe Lilli - Der Drache uns
das magische Buch' (2009). Corinna Mehner, Managing Director of blue eyes
Fiction GmbH & Co. KG: 'I was thrilled when m4e approached me with this
project, since I know Pünkelchen from my childhood days and truly believe
that this very universal and fantastic story about the adventures of a
thumbling in a new look will inspire today's children as it did inspire me
back then.'

The 'Pinkeltje' CGI-animation feature film is set for a theatrical release
in 2016, and based on the in Germany same-named, internationally known
children's book series of writer Dick Laan. Worldwide more than 4.5 million
copies of the about 30 books have already been sold.

'Knowing Pünkelchen from my childhood as well, I always wanted to bring
this great and timeless story to the big screen. I am happy to have won
such a strong partner for this project, Corinna Mehner and blue eyes
Fiction have impressively proved with various theatrical movies that they
are in perfect control of producing children and family entertainemt.' adds
Hans Ulrich Stoef, CEO of m4e AG.

The screenplay will be developed by author Gerrit Hermans, who previously
wrote the scripts for the theatrical adventures of 'Yoko' (2012) as well as
for the children's movie 'Der kleine Ritter Trenk', being currently in
production.

Höhenkirchen/Munich, 24. October 2013
m4e AG - Executive Board

Links:
www.m4e.de
www.blueeyes.de

About m4e AG:
The m4e Group is an international brand management and media company for
children's and family entertainment content. m4e AG is a leader in
creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live
action programming. Its library of nearly 2,200 episodes features some of
the most recognizable brands such as Lizzie McGuire, Mia and me, Moomins,
Miffy, Rainbow Fish, Conni and Something Else.

The company controls Telescreen B.V., who acts as the international
TV-distribution arm, m4e Television GmbH, Tex-ass Textilvertriebs GmbH, a
leading manufacturer for licensed apparel and accessories, Lucky Punch, a
Joint Venture for the production of animated television shows, as well as
m4e Licensing & Merchandising, a full service agency/division that
represents entertainment and lifestyle brands such as Beyblade, Little
Princess or KiKANiNCHEN

m4e Group key facts:
- The full value-added chain from one source

- Library of nearly 2,200 episodes of best children and family program

- Award-winning shows in over 150 territories worldwide

- New shows in development/production: Mia and me 2, Tip the Mouse,
Pinkeltje

About blue eyes Fiction GmbH & Co. KG:
Founded in 2003, blue eyes Fiction is a film production company that
develops and produces Feature Films for theatrical release and DVD and TV
exploitation.

Corinna Mehner is the managing director, creative motor, head of
development and production of blue eyes Fiction. Ms. Mehner has been in the
film industry since 1992 and gained extensive experience in production and
financing with the most widely acknowledged creative and financial partners
in Germany before founding her company.

blue eyes Fiction aims to produce high quality products for an
international audience. Ms. Mehner intends to achieve this by putting an
emphasis on large-budget mainstream feature films which can travel outside
Germany, as well as bringing the originality and cutting-edge ideas of a
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