Schnuffel

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Schnuffel (German pronunciation: [ˈʃnʊfəl]; English: Snuggle, French: Lapin Câlin) is an animated kind, gentle, fun-loving rabbit made at the end of 2007 for the marketing of one of the German media company Jamba! ringtones, yet the first concepts of the Schnuffel character were born in July 2.[1] The ringtone was turned into a song by Sebastian Nussbaum and Andreas Wendorf and recorded under the title Kuschel Song ("cuddling song").[2] The single was released in February 2008 and the ringtone rabbit made it immediately to the top of the German and European charts.[3] After the song went to the top of the Austrian charts and to number 2 in Switzerland, plans were made to release the song internationally. The songs were translated in 13 languages and 13 albums have been released, including German re-editions and international albums.

Schnuffel was introduced into the US market on January 17, 2010. The Schnuffel ringtone commercial currently airs on MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central, Teen Nick, and ABC Family.

Due to a rise in Greek interest, Schnuffel has turned to their market producing previous albums in Greek. These are not carbon copies of the original albums as minor tweaks in the track list and provided media have been made. With the switch to the Greek market Sony has not been producing these CDs, instead the Greek label Heaven Records has taken their spot.[4]

From the 2012 Schnuffel started to release apps for Android. The last one was released for Android on the 14th of August 2014 [5] and later (4th December) for iOS too, making it the second app to be released for iOS, after "Schnuffel Bunny Hop".

Schnuffel's female counterpart and girlfriend is named Schnuffelienchen (Snuggelina in English). They both are bunny lops. Schnuffelienchen's first and only single-CD, "Küss mich, halt mich, lieb mich" (Kiss me, hold me, love me) was released on 29 October 2010 and stayed 1 week at the 99th position of the German charts.[6] Her second single, "Schmetterling" (Butterfly) was released on 28 February 2012 only on the Jamba/Jamster sites,[7] and released digitally on Amazon, iTunes and GooglePlay only on 25 July 2014, together with the English version.[8] Schnuffelienchen's third single "Ohne Dich" (Without You) was released on 26 September 2014 as a digital download. [9]

Voice[edit]

Schnuffel Bunny is voiced by Michaela Dean in English.

Certifications[edit]

Singles:
AT: 1x Gold "Kuschelsong" (15,000 copies) [10]
DE: 1x Platinum "Kuschelsong" (350,000 copies) [11]

DE: "Kuschelsong" was the 4th best-selling single of 2008.[12]

DE: Schnuffel at the beginning of the 2009 received a nomination for the single of the year 2008.[13]

DE: On 2013 the Kuschel song was chosen by the German show-TV "Die ultimative Chart Show" as the most successful jingle of the new millennium.[14]

Album:
AT: 1x Gold "Ich hab dich lieb" (10,000 copies) [10]
DE: 1x Gold "Ich hab dich lieb" (100,000 copies) [15]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
DE AT CH FR PL BE NL SE NO LT EU
2008 "Kuschel Song"/"Snuggle Song"
1
1
2
15
21
30
52
6
1
7
"Ich hab' Dich lieb"
"Ich hab' Dich lieb" (I love you)
23
13
80
90
34
12
91
"Häschenparty" (Bunnyparty) (featuring Michael Wendler)
16
29
29
10
24
"Schnuffels Weihnachtslied" (Schnuffel's Christmas song)
23
33
"Winterwunderland"
2009 "Piep Piep" (Beep Beep)
54
33
"Komm Kuscheln"
2010 "Küss mich, halt mich, lieb mich" (Kiss me, hold me, love me) (by Schnuffelienchen)
99
2011 "DubiDubi Du" (Doo bee doo bee doo) [16]
"Tut, Tut, Tut" (Toot Toot Toot) (only ringtone) [17]
"Jingle Bells" (featuring other Jamba stars) [18]
2012 "Schmetterling" (Butterfly) (by Schnuffelienchen)
2014 "Ohne Dich" (Without you) (by Schnuffelienchen)

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
DE AT CH HU GR PT EU
2008 "Ich hab' Dich lieb" (I love you)
11
1
50
6
37
2008-2009 "Winterwunderland" (Winterwonderland)
44
18
4
2009 "Komm Kuscheln" (Come cuddle)
78
20
40
6

Audio books[edit]

Produced and written by Kai Hohage, the audio-book series already sold over 250.000 copies.[19]

  • 2008: Das Geheimnis der Möhre (The secret of the carrot)
  • 2009: Die bezaubernde Prinzessin (The charming princess)
  • 2009: Die kleinen Purzelsterne (The little shooting stars)
  • 2010: Kuschelbox 1 (containing the first three audio books)
  • 2010: Der Schatz im Glitzersee (The treasure in the glittering sea)
  • 2010: Die kleine Schneefee (The little snow fairy)
  • 2011: Das Baby-Einhorn (The baby unicorn)
  • 2012: Knuddelbox 2 (containing 4th, 5th and 6th audio books)
  • 2013: Abenteuer auf der Trauminsel (Adventure at the dream-island)
  • 2014: Das Geheimnis der Kleinen Eule (The secret of the little owl) [20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.facebook.com/SchnuffelBunnyOfficial/info
  2. ^ Berliner Morgenpost: Ein grausamer Hase
  3. ^ Mediacontrol: Schnuffels "Kuschel Song" erobert die Single-Charts
  4. ^ http://www.heavenmusic.gr/index.php?option=com_muscol&view=album&id=104&harid=24&Itemid=3
  5. ^ https://play.google.com/store/search?q=schnuffel&c=apps
  6. ^ Küss mich, halt mich, lieb mich on the German charts
  7. ^ http://www.jamba.de/Schnuffelienchen/Schmetterling_%28Schnuffelienchen_Schmetterling%29/album/13641995?keywords=schnuffelienchen
  8. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/album/id896182807
  9. ^ http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00NBDHGIM/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp?ie=UTF8&qid=1410179161&sr=8-12
  10. ^ a b http://www.ifpi.at/?section=goldplatin
  11. ^ SONY BMG - Schnuffel - News
  12. ^ http://www.mtv.de/charts/Jahrescharts2008
  13. ^ http://www.echopop.de/
  14. ^ http://www.rtl.de/cms/sendungen/show/die-ultimative-chartshow/werbesongs-download.html
  15. ^ http://www.musikindustrie.de/gold_platin_datenbank0.html
  16. ^ http://www.jamba.de/fw/goto/order/music/song/doc-12780749?contenttype=Song&doc=12780749
  17. ^ http://www.jamba.de/fw/goto/order/klingeltoene/real-music/doc-30560689?contenttype=Realtone&doc=30560689
  18. ^ http://www.jamba.de/fw/goto/music/album/doc-13222060/info-page?keywords=jamba+allstars
  19. ^ http://www.kaihohage.de/main.php
  20. ^ http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B00NG39MR0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF

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