Otto Is a Rhino / Otto er et næsehorn

Kenneth Kainz, Schmidt (DK, 2012)

Otto er et næsehorn (Kenneth Kainz/Schmidt, DK, 2012)

Topper thinks summer vacation is boring. He misses his father who is sailing the seven seas. He can't figure out Sille who's cute. And his best friend, Viggo, always has to help out his punctilious dad, Mr Lion, in the café on the first floor of the red house where Topper lives on the top floor with his mother. One day, Topper finds a magic pencil and when he draws a rhino on the wall, the drawing comes to life! While Topper and Viggo try to keep the rhino, which they name Otto, well fed with black bread and raspberry soda before it devours all the furniture, Mr Lion pleads with the local authorities to come and remove the stomping pachyderm.

Based onNovel "Otto er et næsehorn" (1972), Ole Lund Kirkegaard
CategoryDK/Feature - Children's films, 3D animation

Basic information

Danish titleOtto er et næsehorn
ScreenplayRune Schjøtt
Production designerTeddy Kristiansen, Bjarne Hansen
Danish theatrical release07.02.2013
Production countryDenmark
Dialogue languageDanish
Duration76 min.
Production companyCrone Film
With support fromDet Danske Filminstitut (Market scheme), MEDIA (EU)
In collaboration with TV2
International saleSola Media / Filderhauptstrasse 49 / D-70599 Stuttgart / Germany / t +49 711 479 3666 / f +49 711 479 2658 / /
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Additional information

Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Kenneth KainzDirection
Erik C. SchmidtDirector: animation
Hong HanTechnical director
Dan Qing ZhuoTechnical director
Rune SchjøttScreenplay
Mads JuulStoryboard
Lars HummelshøjStoryboard
Erik C. SchmidtStoryboard
Lars HummelshøjStoryboard supervisor: 3D
Mads BuchStoryboard: 3D
Esben Wulff ModvigStoryboard: 3D
Rasmus MøllerStoryboard: 3D
Jesper JensenStoryboard: 3D
Mads SimonsenStoryboard: 3D
Nina CroneProducer
Erik WilstrupProducer
Flemming HemmeLine producer
Mette BangProduction coordinator
Tine Højgaard NielsenProduction coordinator
Yong XiaoProduction director
Ji Jun PengProduction manager
Jing RanLine producer
Ye JiangLine producer
Fang XuProduction coordinator
Min Ci NiuProduction coordinator
Henrik BechTrailer editor
Halfdan E.Composer
Arto Louis EriksenChoir arrangement
Production design
Teddy KristiansenProduction design
Bjarne HansenProduction design
Flemming ChristensenSound design
Nalle HansenSound mixer
Morten Pilegaard JespersenAdditional sound
Oskar SkriverDialogue recording
Thomas HuusDialogue recording
Erik S. WatlandFoley artist
Visual effects
Thomas CaspersenDCP master
Claus RetpenGraphic design
Claus RetpenPoster artwork
Xian Hao RongVFX production manager
Wang Hao MingVFX design
Wu Yan ChuanVFX design
Cheng Xiao XiaoVFX design
Qu Le PingLighting & compositing supervisor
Wang Guang WeiLighting & compositing supervisor
Chen JingLighting & compositing artist
He Zi HuaLighting & compositing artist
Lei QiLighting & compositing artist
Liang YuLighting & compositing artist
Peng Fu JunLighting & compositing artist
Ran Yin XiaLighting & compositing artist
Tan Xiao HuLighting & compositing artist
Wang FeiLighting & compositing artist
Wang NanLighting & compositing artist
Yi Xing YunLighting & compositing artist
Zheng NanLighting & compositing artist
Zheng Zhong XingLighting & compositing artist
Zhu Rui YiLighting & compositing artist
Yu Xiang ShengTechnical support
Shi Xue MeiTechnical support
Wang Zhen XingTechnical support
You Lin BoTechnical support
Song Zhi HongTechnical support
Chen Xin TongTechnical support
Christian KuntzCharacter design
Søren LisagerLead 3D stereoscopic
Marcus BoosLead 3D stereoscopic
Lars Hummelshøj3D stereoscopic production
Jakob Steffensen3D pipeline developer
Christian KuntzAfrican cartoon
Signe VintherAssistant animator
Qi HeModelling supervisor
Jing Qiang ChengModelling artist
Wei HuangModelling artist
Gang LuoModelling artist
Tai Jiang RenModelling artist
Tian ChaoModelling artist
Wang FeiModelling artist
Wu Qi FengModelling artist
Xia TianModelling artist
Zhang Yu KunModelling artist
Cheng Jia WeiRigging supervisor
He LangRigger
Feng Xu FeiRigger
Li JunAnimation supervisor
Cheng Dong HaoAnimation
Ni QinAnimation
Pang YuAnimation
Wang YanAnimation
Yao Li TaoAnimation
Zhou JingAnimation
Lars BrygmannHr. Løwe
Tommy KenterPolitimesteren
Bodil JørgensenFru Flora
Helle DollerisFru Løwe
Søs EgelindLærerinde
Kaya BrüelToppers mor
Tom JensenToppers far
Henrik KoefoedFolmer, Brandmand
Jens Jacob TychsenZOO direktør
Troells ToyaBrandmænd, Kaptajn
Kenneth KainzBrandmand
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Adult Jury Prize - ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 1st Prize:
Kenneth Kainz
2013 Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 2013

Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Rio de Janeiro Brazilian Int. Children´s Film Festival 22-08-2014
Hong Kong, International Children's Film Carnival 04-07-2014
Poznan Ale Kino! International Children's Film Festival 01-12-2013
Chicago Int. Children's Film Festival 25-10-2013
Zürich Film Festival 26-09-2013
Rimouski Carrousel Int. Youth F.F. 22-09-2013

Registration of festival participation and awards

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Press material

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DFI News and articles

Only God Forgives in Munich (21. juni 2013)

Reviews and articles

Anmeldelse (Weekendavisen - Blichfeldt Sørensen, 8 February 2013)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Vinderslev, 8 February 2013)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Vinderslev, 8 February 2013)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Vinderslev, 8 February 2013)

Interview (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Vinderslev, 8 February 2013)

Anmeldelse (BT - Lind Larsen, 7 February 2013)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Sauntved, 7 February 2013)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 7 February 2013)

Anmeldelse (Information - Yde, 7 February 2013)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Sommer Boysen, 7 February 2013)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Vinterberg, 7 February 2013)

Artikel (Politiken, 20 September 2012)

Artikel (Ekstra Bladet - Bladet, 7 June 2012)

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