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A Rat's Tale

  • Die Story von Monty Spinnerratz (German title)
Feature Film | 1996 | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days63
LocationsBottrop, Duisburg, New York City, Kanarische Inseln

Project data

BudgetEuro 7.300.000
Length of movie97 Min.
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

Der fiese Spekulant Mr. Dollart will in den Hafenanlagen von New York ein riesiges Parkhaus bauen und alle Hafenratten vergiften. Doch Dollart hat seine Rechnung ohne den tapferen Rattenjungen Monty gemacht.

Der erste Kinofilm der legendären Augsburger Puppenkiste.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Isabella Nobelratz [L]
Isabella Nobelratz [L]Carmen Plate
Monty Spinnerratz jr. [L]Phillipp Moog
Arnie Packratz [SR] Martin Semmelrogge
Kanaligator Charon [SR]Donald Arthur
Lauritz Lackratz / Lakritz [SR] Ilja Richter
Monty Spinnerratz sen. [SR]Klaus Havenstein
Präsident Nobelratz [SR]Wolfgang Völz
Rudi Raffratz [SR]Gudo Hoegel
Tante Charlotte [SR]Renate Danz
Natja BrunckhorstMrs. Lucy [SR]
Beverly D'AngeloMrs. Dollart [SR]
Andreas HerderTom [SR]
Lauren HuttonJellyBelly [SR]
Sam MoralesTaxi Driver [SR]
Josef OstendorfDollart [SR]
Jerry StillerProf.Plumpingam [SR]
 Steffen WinkNick [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
production accountantPetra Junk
production accountant Jürgen Jansen
director of photographyPiotr Lenar
2nd unit dopBastian Hootcuper
camera operatorCollin Corby
camera operatorBastian Houtkooper
1st assistant camera Christian Klopp
1st assistant camera Jörg GüntnerFocus 2. Kamera
video playback operatorChristian Hennecke
still photographerGünther Menn
casting directorClemens Erbach
costume designerEun-Young Kim
director Michael F. HuseBayerischer Filmpreis 1997
director (dubbing) Michael F. HuseUS-Kinofassung
1st assistant directorRichard Greenberg
1st assistant directorRegina Wragge2te
1st assistant directorUlrike Hamacher
assistant to director Katharina Gütter
script supervisor Oliver Haroun
editor Timothy McLeish*Bayerischer Filmpreis 1997
assistant editorDoreen RömerSteenbeck
key/dolly gripKeith ManningFirst Grip
key/dolly gripSebastian SchwerdtGrip
key/dolly gripRossi HandsleyKey Grip
gafferSteve Foster
gafferMarek Wojtaszewski
gafferRichard Lindl
gaffer Andres Marder
electricianUwe Köhler
electrician Emil Jevtic2 unit OB
composerFrederic Talgorn
arrangerFrederic Talgorn
Song Christoph BlaserElektrostar - Mr. Boody
SongRalf MertenElektrostar - Mr. Boody
producerHans-Peter Clahsen
assistant to producer Nils Visé
assistant to producerPeter Kreysler
production designerAusten Spriggs
prop master Kirsten Lieboldt-LongoliusTeaser-Produktion
prop master Björn HolzhausenPropbuyer
prop master Michael FechnerProp Master
standby propsLiane Schmidt
set dresserBjörg Wagner
set dresserOke Schmidt
line producerChrista-Maria Klein
Post Production CoordinatorPeter Kreysler
assistant production manager Christian Lehnervom 15.08.-15.10.1996
unit manager Gabriele GoiczykJuni - August 1996
set manager / 3rd AD Sascha Koszinowski
screenwriterPeter Scheerbaum
screenwriterWerner Morgenrath
Idea Michael F. Huse
literary sourceTor Seidler
production sound mixer Olav Gross
sound re-recording mixerAlexander Schaefer
sound editorDieter StruckHD Operator am Set
foley artist Max Bauer
special effects supervisorJoachim 'Joe' Fesserzusammen mit K.H.Bochnig
vfx producer Manfred BüttnerDAS WERK
set medicHolger Steffens

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Warner Bros. Pictures Germany [de]

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and Utilities FGV Schmidle GmbH
Cameras and UtilitiesPanavision [uk]
Casting Outcast
Locations and StudiosWarner Bros., Studios Bottrop-Kirchhellen
Image (VFX)PICTORION das Werk GmbH
Score /MusicMunich Symphonic Orchestra

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
 Michael F. Huse1997Goldener SpatzKinderfilmNominated
Hans-Peter Clahsen1997Bayerischer FilmpreisBester KinderfilmWinner