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A Rat's Tale (1996)
german title Die Story von Monty Spinnerratz
movie type Feature Film
directed by Michael F. Huse 
writing credits diverse
executive production Monty Film GmbH
distributor Warner Bros. Picture...
country Germany
genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Cast  production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Cast Part Dubber / Speaker
  Monty Spinnerratz jr.  [L] Phillipp Moog  (1996)
  Isabella Nobelratz  [L] Carmen Plate  (1996)
  Kanaligator Charon  [SR] Donald Arthur  (1996)
Natja Brunckhorst  Mrs. Lucy  [SR]
Beverly D'Angelo  Mrs. Dollart  [SR]
  Tante Charlotte  [SR] Renate Danz  (1996)
  Monty Spinnerratz sen.  [SR] Klaus Havenstein  (1996)
Andreas Herder  Tom  [SR]
  Rudi Raffratz  [SR] Gudo Hoegel  (1996)
Lauren Hutton  JellyBelly  [SR]
Sam Morales  Taxi Driver  [SR]
Josef Ostendorf  Dollart  [SR]
  Lauritz Lackratz / Lakritz  [SR] Ilja Richter  (1996)
  Arnie Packratz  [SR] Martin Semmelrogge  (1996)
Jerry Stiller  Prof.Plumpingam  [SR]
  Präsident Nobelratz  [SR] Wolfgang Völz  (1996)
Steffen Wink  Nick  [SR]

Crew production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Departement Credit Name
Accounting Dept. production accountant Jürgen Jansen
production accountant Petra Junk
Camera Department director of photography Piotr Lenar
2nd unit dop Bastian Hootcuper
camera operator Collin Corby
camera operator Bastian Houtkooper
first assistant camera Christian Klopp
first assistant camera Jörg Güntner Focus 2. Kamera
video playback operator Christian Hennecke
still photographer Günther Menn
Casting casting director Clemens Erbach
Costume Department costume designer Eun-Young Kim
Director's Department director Michael F. Huse Bayerischer Filmpreis 1997
director (dubbing) Michael F. Huse US-Kinofassung
1st assistant director Richard Greenberg
1st assistant director Ulrike Hamacher
1st assistant director Regina Wragge 2te
assistant to director Katharina Gütter
script supervisor Oliver Haroun
Editing editor Timothy McLeish *Bayerischer Filmpreis 1997
assistant editor Doreen Römer Steenbeck
Grip key/dolly grip Rossi Handsley Key Grip
key/dolly grip Keith Manning First Grip
key/dolly grip Sebastian Schwerdt Grip
Lighting gaffer Richard Lindl
gaffer Steve Foster
gaffer Marek Wojtaszewski
gaffer Andres Marder
electrician Uwe Köhler
electrician Emil Jevtic 2 unit OB
Music composer Frederic Talgorn
arranger Frederic Talgorn
Song Ralf Merten Elektrostar - Mr. Boody
Song Christoph Blaser Elektrostar - Mr. Boody
Producer producer Hans-Peter Clahsen
assistant to producer Nils Visé
assistant to producer Peter Kreysler
Production Design production designer Austen Spriggs
prop master Michael Fechner Prop Master
prop master Björn Holzhausen Propbuyer
prop master Kirsten Lieboldt-Longolius Teaser-Produktion
standby props Liane Schmidt
set dresser Björg Wagner
set dresser Oke Schmidt
Production Mgt. line producer Christa-Maria Klein
Post Production Coordinator Peter Kreysler
assistant production manager Christian Lehner vom 15.08.-15.10.1996
unit manager Gabriele Goiczyk Juni - August 1996
set manager / 3rd AD Sascha Koszinowski
Screenplay screenwriter Werner Morgenrath
screenwriter Peter Scheerbaum
Idea Michael F. Huse
literary source Tor Seidler
Sound Department production sound mixer Olav Gross
Sound Post Production sound re-recording mixer Alexander Schaefer
sound editor Dieter Struck HD Operator am Set
foley artist Max Bauer
Special Effects special effects supervisor Joachim 'Joe' Fesser zusammen mit K.H.Bochnig
Visual Effects vfx producer Manfred Büttner DAS WERK
Further Crew set medic Holger Steffens

Production Companies production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
company
Augsburger Puppenkiste
Monty Film GmbH
Warner Bros. Pictures [us]

Distributors production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
company  
Warner Bros. Pictures Germany

Facilities production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
 department company
 Production Design Locations and Studios Warner Bros., Studios Bottrop-...
 Camera Cameras and Utilities FGV Schmidle GmbH
  Cameras and Utilities Panavision [uk]
 VFX / Post Production Image (VFX) PICTORION das Werk GmbH
  Score /Music Munich Symphonic Orchestra
 In Front of the Camera Casting Outcast

Awards production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
Recipients Year Award Category  
Michael F. Huse 1997 Goldener Spatz Kinderfilm nominated
Hans-Peter Clahsen 1997 Bayerischer Filmpreis Bester Kinderfilm won

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production info total shooting days
63  
  locations Bottrop, Duisburg, New York City, Kanarische Inseln  
  runtime 97 Min.  
  budget Euro 7.300.000  
technical info film negativ format 35mm  
  printed film format 35mm  
  Aspect ratio Cinemascope (1 : 2,39)  
  sound mix Dolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)  
  Colour/B&W colour  

Photo gallery production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
  Type Description
posters
stills
Mrs. Dollart und Galeristin Jellybelly
Schiffsratte Charlotte
Mr. Dollart
Taxifahrt
Isabella, Rudi Raffratz und Monty sen.
press
behind the scene
Lauren Hutton und Isabella Nobelratz

External links production info | cast | crew | companies | projectdata | gallery | awards | links
   
websites
Wikipedia http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Story_von_Monty_Spinnerratz
trailers
Trailer 2 von 2 http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=8p4osQfuq14
Trailer 1 von 2 http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=HYjdG4t3WuY
USA - Trailer http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=emQtkFKZpHM&feature=user
reviews
articles, reports
Making of Die Story von Monty Spinnerratz http://www.apk-chronik.de/data/files/detail.php?puki_id=148