Derrick - Die Pflicht ruft

Derrick - Die Pflicht ruft

Deutschland 2002-2004, Animationsfilm


Derrick - The Feature Film (working title)

“Harry, get the car” has to be one of the most famous sentences never spoken on German television! In over 280 episodes, over twenty-five years, Chief Inspector Derrick (Horst Tappert) and his typical second-fiddle-playing partner Harry Klein (Fritz Wepper) brought the bad guys to book.

They also regularly brought public broadcaster ZDF up to nine million viewers each week and, with fan clubs at home and abroad, the series has also been sold to 102 countries.
But while the real life Derrick bowed out in October, it’s time for the animated satire Derrick to make his entrance: someone is killing the stars of the Eurovision Song Contest and they have got to be stopped.
“The idea came from Ralph Christians,” says director Michael Schaack. “He convinced ZDF and now we’re taking the familiar elements of the series and exaggerating them: Derrick’s a lot stiffer, his toupee’s more prominent, that sort of thing. It’s good if you know the series but not necessary.”
For TFC Trickompany, says Schaack, “parodying a TV-series is something completely new. There are a great many brands lying around and this could be a big opportunity for us.”
The company is perhaps best known for its series of Werner films, about the beer-swilling, babe-bothering, biker-plumber of the same name, and Das kleine Arschloch (The Little Jerk), based on Walter Moers’ notorious comic-book child-from-hell.
But look at TFC’s website and you’ll see a very broad range of production styles and subjects. This is because the company operates as a studio for hire, making films, says Schaack, “for pocket money by many standards, but the audience wants jokes and we can make them cheaper! We aim for the national market and can make it work. When the film works here, we can sell it abroad. And since we have more freedom, as opposed to making international co-productions where everyone has to have their say, we have more fun.”
Derrick is traditional 2D animation. While Hollywood has now gone over to computer, or 3D, blaming its recent failures on the traditional process, Schaack insists, “It all comes down to the material, the story and jokes. Pixar’s films would work just as well in 2D. The audience isn’t so bothered by the look of the film as by the content. Animation has to be fun.”
Derrick - The Feature Film promises to deliver fun in spades.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH


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All Credits

Director:Michael Schaack
Co-Director:Michael Ekbladh
Dialogue editor:Michael Nowka, Michael Schaack
Screenplay:Ralph Christians, Marteinn Thorisson, Jürgen Wolff
Co-author:Michael Nowka (Drehbuchbearbeitung), Brian Cordray (Drehbuchbearbeitung)
Storyboard:Tobias Genkel
Title:Trevor Murphy (Grafik), Lutz Lemke (Titel)
Animation:Jan Philipp Schwarz (Character Design Supervisor), Uwe Saegner (Set Design Supervisor), Wouter Dierickx (Layout Supervisor), Michael Ekbladh (Animation Supervisor), Shane Cooney (Character Design), Annette Hoffmann (Character Design), Dirk Meineke (Character Design), Christian Puille (Character Design), Gerlinde Godelmann (Character Design), Katjenka Krause (Character Design), Robin Müller (Character Design), Ralf Schlüter (Character Design), Paul Stibal (Character Design), Daniel Feuerhake (Set Design), Markus Hoogveld (Set Design), Sven Höffer (Set Design), Matthias Witt (Set Design)
Editing:Sascha Wolff
Sound editor:Andreas Musolff, Susanne Benek, Steffi Linss, Puppa Walter
Sound:Ulf Krüger, Marco Lanuschny
Synch sound:Holger Brink, Stefan Kinne
Sound mixer:Hubert Bartholomae (Ton-Editing), Pit Kuhlmann (Ton-Editing), Andreas Musolff (Ton-Editing)
Foley artist:Joern Poetzl
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae, Sven Tress (Musikmischung)
Music:Robert Schulte Hemming, Jens Langbein
Voice:Horst Tappert (Oberinspektor Stephan Derrick), Fritz Wepper (Kriminalinspektor Harry Klein), Gustav-Peter Wöhler (Arno Hello), Anke Kortemeier (Tina), Wolfgang Stumph (Dr. Zark), Claudia Lössl (Elfriede Mitzenheim), Bertram Hiese (Willy - Showmaster), Mechthild Großmann (Frau Schmutz), Stefan Gossler (Falk), Ralph Morgenstern (Linda), Nathalie Licard (Geheimwaffe), Jörg Stuttmann (Dicker Frank), Ruth Rockenschaub (Mutter), Doris Gallart (Schwester Domina), Marina Köhler (Dr. Ingeborg)
Production company:NDF Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
in co-production with:ZDF Enterprises GmbH (Mainz)
in association with:Magma Films Ltd. (Dublin), Wang Film Productions Company Ltd. (Taiwan), NDF Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
manufactured by:TFC Trickcompany Filmproduktion GmbH (Hamburg)
Producer:Ralph Christians, Horst Müller, Matthias Walther, Thomas Walker
Producer (TV):Pit Rampelt
Line producer:Gisela Schäfer, Quentin Bruns, Walter Pucker, Seamus Mulligan, Jan-Michael Brandt
Unit production manager:Karsten Goepel, Christina Chung
Production supervisor:Jack Yeh (Animation Director), Andrew Shieh (Animation Supervisor), Mori Lee (Animation Supervisor), Jack Chou (Animation Supervisor)
Production coordinator:Sunna Isenberg, Daina Sacco (Animationskoordination)
Original distributor:United International Pictures GmbH (UIP) (Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Irish Film Board (Dublin)
Length:2189 m, 80 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.02.2004, 96923, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 01.04.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 22.08.2006, ZDF


Originaltitel (DE) Derrick - Die Pflicht ruft
Arbeitstitel Derrick - Der Film
Arbeitstitel Derrick - Es wird wieder ermittelt



Length:2189 m, 80 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.02.2004, 96923, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 01.04.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 22.08.2006, ZDF