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by Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe


The animals in the African savannah are confused: where has all the water gone? It should have come gushing in from a mountain canyon a long time ago. Their thirst and worries continue to grow, especially since the only little water hole is being closely guarded by ferocious buffaloes and rhinos. The brave little meerkat Billy and the peace-loving lion Socrates take off in search of water. The hotel owner Smith had a huge dam built and is wasting all the water for a luxury hotel. And of all places, it is here that politicians are holding a conference about the protection of the environment. So, the animals answer to this with their own conference: elephant Angie calls on everything that can run, fly, trample or crawl to defend themselves, in what becomes the kick-off to a turbulent offensive full of beastly tricks.

international title: Animals United
original title: Konferenz der Tiere
country: Germany
sales agent: Timeless Films
year: 2010
genre: animation
directed by: Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe
release date: DE 07/10/2010, AT 08/10/2010, BE 09/02/2011
screenplay: Oliver Huzly, Reinhard Klooss
costumes designer: Henning Ahlers
music: David Newman
producer: Reinhard Klooss, Holger Tappe, Martin Moszkowicz
production: Constantin Film AG, Ambient Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG, White Horse Pictures
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Nordmedia, Land Niedersachsen/N Bank