Together with eyecatchproductions we recently finished the production of “Frühling” (Spring/Printemps), the newest animated short directed by Moritz Mayerhofer. The film is currently traveling the festival circuit.

After a long winter a bee is looking for spring.
Based on the classic poem “It is Spring” by Eduard Moerike (1829), musically interpreted by Hugo Wolf (1888).

ITFS International Festival of animated Film – 2019 (Best of Baden-Württemberg) / Zinetxiki Zinemaldia / Babul Eco Film Fest 2019 / Festival Carton / New Earth Intl Film Festival / Festival cine Zaragoza / KINOdiseea Romania / ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival / FICCAB – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Cine Alternativo de Benalmádena / NAFF / Constantines Gold Coin / …



IHWA – Liedbühne
The film is having it’s Online Premiere on the official website of the Hugo-Wolf-Akademie:

Running Time: 2 Minutes 41 Seconds
Country/Year: Germany 2019
Language: No Dialogue
Format: 2D DCP, 1:1,85, Color, Surround 5.1; Blu-Ray, DVD
Technique: 2D & 3D Animation


Making Of - Frühling__010 - Storyboard
Making Of - Frühling__020 - 3dLayout
Making Of - Frühling__030 - ColorScripts
Making Of - Frühling__040 - Mattepaintings
Making Of - Frühling__050 - Sketches
Making Of - Frühling__060 - Character Design
Making Of - Frühling__070 - Look
Making Of - Frühling__080 - Rigging
Making Of - Frühling__090 - Animation
Making Of - Frühling__100 - Comp


Written & Directed by Moritz Mayerhofer
Producer: Christian Müller, Moritz Mayerhofer
Character Design: Nikolai Neumetzler
Technical Director: Daniel Wichterich
Backgrounds: Lea Trägenap, Moritz Mayerhofer
Additional Music, Sound & Mix: Steve Patuta
Poem: “Er ist’s” by Eduard Mörike
English translation with courtesy of Bertram Kottmann
Music: Hugo Wolf: Er ist’s (Mörike-Lieder N°6)
Soprano: Christiane Karg
Piano: Burkhard Kehring
Courtesy of Berlin Classics

supported by
BKM – Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie, Dr. Cornelia Weidner

© 2019 studioNICE, eyecatchproductions


IMDB: Spring on IMDB
Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie:

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