Lotte from Gadgetville

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SYNOPSIS:

In the film Lotte From Gadgetville, we are introduced to Lotte, a happy girl puppy. She lives with her father and mother in Gadgetville, a place where many inventors live. Each year the town hosts a competition to find out who has the best invention.  Lotte’s father is the most famous inventor of all, but this year he is rivaled by Adalbert, the Rabbit, in their annual inventors’ competition. Along the way Lotte frolics with friends and learns about friendship and fair play. This Estonian film offers an alternative to Disney and Pixar animation. The characters are warmhearted and the surroundings are wonderfully whimsical.

Notes to Parents/Teachers: Lotte from Gadgetville has a Study Guide Available.
Lotte from Gadgetville is the first feature-length film for Lotte, a lovable girl puppy. Whimsical storytelling and animation. Dubbed in English. A family classic. All Ages.

Original Title: Leiutajateküla Lotte, dubbed in English.

© 2006 Eesti Joonisfilm and Rija Films, Latvia and Estonia

CREDITS:

Directors
Heiki Ernits
Janno Põldma

Screenwriters
Heiki Ernits
Janno Põldma
Andrus Kivirähk

Producers
Riina Sildos
Kalev Tamm

Co-producer
Vilnis Kalnaellis

Film Editor
Janno Põldma

Composer
Sven Grünberg

AWARDS:

2006
Best Film, Ene and Tonis Birch Foundation of the Estonian National Culture Foundation
2007
Winner of the Latvian Film Prize for Best Animated Feature Film; also nominated for Best Music and Best Screenplay
2007
Official Program 2007 of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival
2007
Children’s Jury Award from Divercine International Film Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay
2007
Best Feature Length Animation, Lielais Kristaps, Latvia
2007
Fred, der Goldene Gossi, Children’s Jury Award for Best Film Festival from 19 Kids Festival, Bielefeld, Germany
2007
Best Feature Length Animation Tindirindis from the International Animated Film Festival, Lithuania
2008
Audience Award, Mill Valley Children’s Film Festival
2008
Official Selection of the New York Children’s Film Festival

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