Actually, this has nothing to do with Rankin-Bass – but you can see the influence. Sinem Sakaoglu (The Three Robbers) and Jesper MÃ¸ller (Asterix and the Vikings) have been busy the last three years working on what is sure to be a new children’s classic, The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams, Germany’s first stop-motion feature. Here’s the trailer:
The film opened six weeks ago in Germany and Austria. Ms. Sakaoglu sent us some further information:
“Sandman is a cult TV figure (originally East German) here, who’s been putting German kids to sleep with his sand for the last 51 years. While he is one of the main characters in the film, he is not the protagonist of the story. It’s about Miko, a little boy overcoming his fears and the power of dreams…”
Check the film’s website for some great behind the scenes photos from the production, or watch the video below. Let’s cross our fingers that someone picks up this little gem up for US distribution.