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Jasper, Journey to the End of the World

Jasper, Journey to the End of the World
International title Jasper, pingouin explorateur
Section Enfants Terribles - 47 edición
Country Francia, Rumania, Alemania
Year 2009
Running time 80
Director Eckart Fingberg
Screenplay Eckart Fingberg, Michael Mädel, John Chambers
Film Editing Reiko Pfeiffer
Music Florian Tessloff
Production Sunita Struck
Cast Bonnie Lenner (Emma), Kelyan Blanc (Jasper), Bruno Magne (Kakapo), Michel Tureau (Doctor Bloch/Rolf), Bernard Alane (capitán)
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Distribution Company

Bac Films


Jasper is a penguin who has spent his whole life in the same colony at the South Pole. What he really wants is to spread his flippers and explore the world. When he asks his father about the mysteries of adult life that await him, he is disappointed to hear the answer: that there is not much to discover. Still, he is eager to prove his theory that there are other lands beyond the frozen desert where he lives. And he thinks he has found proof when he receives a visit from a kakapo parrot who enlists his aid in a dangerous mission. With his brother Junior and a nine-year-old human called Emma, he will set out on an adventure that will lead him to distant lands in search of the parrot’s eggs, which have fallen into the hands of the evil Dr. Block.

Director bio

Fingberg was born in Bielefeld, Germany, in 1963. After working in publicity, he studied illustration, filmmaking and design at the Hamburg Technical College from 1984 to 1989. He began working as an animator on the feature film Werner - Beinhart! (1990), and continued his work in this field with several further films. Between 1998 and 2006 he became the head of production at Toons’n’tales. He has given scriptwriting, design and animation classes in Hamburg. Jasper: Journey to the End of the World (2008) is his first feature film as a director.