Laura's Star

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Laura's Star
Laura's Star (Lauras Stern) poster.jpg
German theatrical release poster
Directed by Piet De Rycker
Thilo Rothkirch
Produced by Thilo Rothkirch
Written by Michael Mädel
Piet De Rycker
Based on Lauras Stern 
by Klaus Baumgart
Music by Hans Zimmer
Henning Lohner
Nick Glennie-Smith
Cinematography Amanda Atkinson
Edited by Eric Shaw
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) 19 September 2004
Running time 80 minutes
Country Germany
Language German
Box office $4,600,000[1]

Laura's Star (German: Lauras Stern) is a 2004 German animated film produced and directed by Thilo Rothkirch. It is based on the children's book Lauras Stern by Klaus Baumgart. It was released by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment.

Plot[edit]

Laura is a seven year old country girl, who just moved along with her family to a big city. On her first night in her new neighborhood, she sees a shooting star falling to earth, she finds it in a park and discovers it is a living being, (that's severed one of its points during its crash landing). Taking it back home (to reattach its point with a band-aid), she and her younger brother Tommy discover the little star has special powers and can do amazing things like making people fly and bringing inanimate objects to life. But over time both notice that the longer the star stays on earth, the weaker it becomes (with its colour fading while its powers fail), with their next door neighbor Max they find a way to send the little star back into outer space.

Cast[edit]

German version[edit]

  • Céline Vogt ... Laura (voice) (as Celine Vogt)
  • Sandro Iannotta ... Tommy (voice)
  • Maximilian Artajo ... Max (voice)
  • Brit Gülland ... Mama (voice) (as Britt Güland)
  • Heinrich Schafmeister ... Papa (voice)
  • Mirco Nontschew ... Mechanische Katze / Bär (voice)
  • Martin Reinl ... Mini Hase (voice)
  • Eva Mattes ... Sonne (voice)
  • Peter Fitz ... Mond (voice)
  • Mogens von Gadow ... Hausmeister (voice)
  • Hildegard Krekel ... Putzfrau (voice)
  • Adrian Wilms ... Harry (voice)
  • Carolin Von der Gröben ... Harrys Bande (voice)
  • Adrian Killian ... Harrys Bande (voice)
  • Tobias Klausmann ... Harrys Bande (voice)

English version[edit]

Release[edit]

This film was one of the most popular animated films in 2004, and it became the most successful animated film in all German film history.

Accolades[edit]

Sequels[edit]

In September 2009, Warner Bros. released a sequel film, Lauras Stern und der geheimnisvolle Drache Nian, and in October 2011, another sequel, titled Lauras Stern und die Traummonster.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauras Stern". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lauras Stern und die Traummonster". Kino.de. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 

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