Richard - a sparrow - is adopted by and grows up with a stork family, convinced he is himself a stork; problems arise when the storks, as migratory birds, leave for Africa to spend the winter. He wants to go, too, and starts hitchhiking through Europe, by bus, train and boat, joined by an eccentric owl and a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet to prove to his stork family that he's a stork.
A fresh and entertaining, yet deeply touching 3D animated feature, coming from the makers and the director of "OOOPS! Noah is Gone?".
World Premiere: Berlin FF 2017 / Generation
Orphaned at birth and raised by storks, the sparrow Richard believes he is one of them. But when the time comes to migrate, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest, since he would not survive the journey to Africa. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on his own, joined by an eccentric owl with an imaginary friend and a narcissistic, disco-singing parakeet. Along their epic journey, they run into many obstacles, like deadly bats, internet-addicted pigeons, mafia crows and a thundering jumbo jet. When they finally find their way to Africa, it's up to Richard to rescue his stork brother from the clutches of a monstrous honey badger. The tiniest stork must learn to see himself as the greatest sparrow to unleash his true potential and be reunited with his family.
Won Kids' Festival Favorite Award at Luxembourg City Film Festival
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (2017) Peoples Choice Award (won), Audience Award
Nominated for Best German Animation Screenplay at the International Animation Film Festival Stuttgart
|Original Title||Richard The Stork|
Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, in co-production with Ulysses Filmproduktion, Walking the Dog, Melusine Productions, Den siste skilling
|Year Of Production||2016|
|Country Of Origin||Germany|
Cast & Crew
Kristine M.I. Knudsen