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Impy's Island

International title Urmel aus dem Eis
Section Enfants Terribles - 44 edición
Country Alemania
Year 2006
Running time 87
Director Reinhard Kloos, Holger Tappe
Screenplay Oliver Huzly, Reinhard Kloos, Sven Severin
Film Editing Fabian Mueller
Music James Michael Dooley
Producer Ambient Entertainment GMBH
E. Bavaria Pictures GMBH
Falcom Media GMBH
Distribution Company Araba Films
Synopsis Profesor Tibatong and his adopted son, Miss Piggy, a penguin, a lizard, the stork with a shoe for a beak and even a sea lion are the inhabitants of a small island with its own web-organised democracy, its parties and gatherings and even the unovoidable conflicts between neighbours. And then, a frozen egg arrives at the village inside an iceberg and when the shell cracks, a green being comes out. It turns out to be a baby dinosaur, they call him Impy, but they might as well have called him Bart Simpson, because he is turning the island upside down.
Director bio Reinhard Klooss graduated in literary studies before working as an author for radio and TV productions. In the mid-1980s, Klooss entered the movie business as an editor and dramatic advisor for Constantin Film in Munich. Klooss, who as a producer supported box office hits like Asterix and Obelix Take on Caesar by Claude Zidi, as well as arthouse films like Mortal Transfer by Jean-Jacques Beineix, also worked as an author and, among other things, wrote the screenplay for Leo & Claire (2001) by Joseph Vilsmaier. The children's book adaptation Urmel aus dem Eis (Impy's Island) (2006) is his first work as a film director.

Holger Tappe, born in Hannover in 1969, attended a technical college for photography before studying New Media Design at Hannover Polytechnic from 1993 to 1996. He worked as a director and cinematographer for commercials. In addition, he designed cyber games and projections for large-scale displays. Together with Lenard F. Krawinkel, he established a production company called Ambient Entertainment GmbH and produced and directed Back to Gaya, the first computer-animated movie entirely produced in Germany, which was selected to take part in the Enfants Terribles section of the 42nd Edition of Gijón Film Festival.