Alarm at the Puppet Theater

(Alarm im Kasperletheater)

GDR, 1960, 16 min, color
In German; no subtitles
Credits:
Director
Script
Dramaturg
Editor
Camera
Music (Score)
Cast

Synopsis

Funny things happen at night at the puppet theater – especially today, since there were jelly donuts for Grandma’s birthday! When the little green devil decides to run away and take the whole bowl for himself, a grand chase ensues–through the villiage, over water, and into the sky–as the other puppets try to reclaim their stolen treats. Although the devil eats all the treats, he is rightly punished with a terrible stomachache!

 

This East German animation classic is based on a picture book written by Nils Werner. The film's minimal dialogue makes it ideal for use in the beginning language classroom.

 

Awards

1962 Diploma, Montevideo International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival
1962 Silver Lotus, New Delhi International Film Festival

 

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