Tabaluga und die Zeichen der Zeit

Through it’s more than 30 years the ‘Tabaluga’-Franchise became one of the most iconic beacons of german kids-entertainment. Created by rockstar Peter Maffay, Rolf Zuckowski and Gregor Rottschalk, ‘Tabaluga’ first became a kids’s book featuring the wonderful illustrations of Helme Heine. Later it became a TV-Series and an award-winning musical with over 300.000 spectators. studioNICE had the honor of being part of creating the first adaptation of ‘Tabaluga’ for the very big screen. Produced by ‘the content dome’ and ‘frogfish studios’, “Tabaluga und die Zeichen der Zeit” is a 61-minute 4k – 360° full-dome show. In a record-breaking 6 months production frame our Team at studioNICE co-directed the film, developed the look and adapted the feel of the original illustrations for an immersive cinematic experience. We were responsible for the creation of nearly two-dozens characters, 8 extensive sets and mass-sequences besides vast visual effects. We’re more than happy to have participated in this thrilling endeavour and hope you’ll enjoy Tabalugas biggest adventure so far.


Production Information

Running Time: 61:00
Software: Messiah, Lightwave, 3dsMax, After Effects
Release: 2014





Based on the popular Musical “Tabaluga and the Signs of Time” studioNICE created the first 3d-Adaptation of the beloved dragon on his search for love. Within 6 Months studioNICE created a 61 minute-360° fulldome feature.

Auf Basis der freien Illustration wurde das 3d-Model erstellt.

Im Rigging-Prozess wird das 3d-Modell animierbar gemacht. Verschiedene Regler und Anfasser geben den Animatoren umfangreiche Bewegungskontrollen.

Insgesamt sind für die Produktion 20 Charaktere und 12 detailreiche Sets und Massenszenen entstanden.

Bewegungsstudien von Tabaluga sind richtungsweisend für die spätere Animation.

Ein Storyboard wurde von uns erstellt um die Produktion der Animationssequenzen zu planen.


Der Vergleich von klassischem Filmbild zum erstellten 360°-Bild zeigt den immersiven Charakter der Fulldome-Produktion.

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