Today, 2 January, is the premiere of the animated film Lotte and the Lost Dragons, completed in honour of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. The sequel to the beloved series of films for the entire family will reach Estonia’s cinemas on 4 January 2019.
‘Awaiting big and small film lovers in the New Year are the new adventures of Lotte and her friends,’ said the film’s producer Kalev Tamm. ‘A lot of work, but even more love, has been put into the making of the film Lotte and the Lost Dragons. It is my hope that all viewers are able to feel this positive emotion,’ added director Janno Põldma.
According to Maarja-Liisa Soe, Head of the Government Office’s EV100 programme, Estonian’s have become quite fond of the plucky puppy girl’s adventures. ‘I am very pleased that the beloved series of films for the entire family has received a new chapter in honour of the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia, and that all film lovers once again have the opportunity to once again meet with all of the characters in Gadgetville,’ added Soe.
The only animated film in the EV100 film programme, Lotte and the Lost Dragons will be reaching Estonian cinemas on 4 January.
Lotte and the Lost Dragons is an adventure for the entire family, in which the wonderful puppy girl get a little sister, Roosi. Gadgetville is visited by scientists, Karl the Raccoon and Victor the Fish, who are participating in an important competition for collecting old folk songs. The grand prize will be awarded to whomever is able to record the folk song of the world’s oldest animal species, the mythical fire-breathing dragons. Lotte and Roosi decide to help the scientists.
Janno Põldma and Heiki Ernits are the directors of Lotte and the Lost Dragons. The screenplay was written by Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits and Andrus Kivirähk. The score for the film was written by Sven Grünberg. The film was produced by Kalev Tamm, from Eesti Joonisfilm, and Vilnis Kalnaellis, from Rija Films.
The only animated film in the EV100 film programme, Lotte and the Lost Dragons was completed in cooperation between Eesti Joonisfilm and the Latvian studio Rija Films. The production of the film was supported by the Estonian Film Institute, the National Film Centre of Latvia, Creative Europe’s MEDIA programme, Shortcut, and Estonian Public Broadcasting.
In total, five live action films, a full-length animated film, two documentary films and a TV series are being completed for the 100 Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. Additional information on the Republic of Estonia 100th Anniversary film programme can be found at www.EV100.ee/filmid.
The film is being distributed in Estonia by: Estonian Theatrical Distribution OÜ, i.e. Hea Film
Lotte and the Lost Dragons homepage: https://www.joonisfilm.ee/films/lotte-and-the-lost-dragons?lang=en
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