Witch Lilly is back! In her new adventure ‘Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas’ (German title: Hexe Lilli rettet Weihnachten) Lilly the Witch has to bring gone-wild Servant Rupert under control. To save Christmas for all children around the world, she has to outdo herself, relying on her skills, her friends and her clumsy little dragon Hector. On November 9th, 2017, Universum Film will release the movie in Germany.
Watch the German trailer:
Lilli is annoyed: Why does she always have to accommodate her little brother Leon? His allergies prevent her from getting a pet rabbit, and when he destroys the new telescope she just got from St. Nick (well, maybe it was Lilly’s grandma with a fake beard), Lilly has finally had enough!
Despite all the warnings from her little green dragon Hector, she uses a spell from her spell book to conjure St. Nick’s scary helper Rupert from the Middle Ages into her world to teach Leon a little lesson…
The conjuration is successful, but when Rupert sets out in the modern world to go looking for his friend St. Nick, it gets Lilly into all sorts of trouble.
He makes one of Lilly’s teachers vanish and Rupert is slowly turning back into the wild underworld creature he was before St. Nick tamed him.
Looks like the real medieval St. Nick is the only one who can help now: But how is Lilly supposed to find him? While she sends herself and her schoolmate Layla back in time to Rupert’s day, Rupert continues to wreak havoc in Lilly’s hometown, seriously endangering Christmas. Lilli will need all her courage and smarts to make up for her mistake and save Christmas for her family and everyone in town…
The adventures of ‘Lilly the Witch’ are based on the successful and multi-million selling children’s book series by German author KNISTER.
Jürgen Vogel, Anja Kling, Maresa Hörbiger and Gerti Drassl play the leading adult roles in ‘Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas’. Michael Mittermeier, as the voice of magical dragon Hector, was also a must for the new Lilly the Witch movie.
New young talents like Hedda Erlebach, who plays her first leading role as Lilly, Magno, Aleyna Hila Obid and Maurizio Magno were exceptionally good choices for the children’s roles.
Wolfgang Groos directed ‘Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas’, Marcus Kanter was the Director of Photography.
The shooting for this thrilling family adventure took place from November 22nd, 2016 to mid-February 2017 in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), Belgium, Austria, and South Tyrol.
For the third instalment of the successful ‘Lilly the Witch’ series, the MMC Art Department set up the complete house of Lilly the Witch, including the winterly garden on MMC’s soundstage 41 in Cologne, Germany.
‘Lilly’s Bewitched Christmas’ is a production of blue eyes Fiction (Corinna Mehner) and Trixter (Michael Coldewey) in co-production with Dor Film, Potemkino, Be-Films, Universum Film, WDR, and MMC Movies.
The film is supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Belgian Tax Shelter by BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance, Austrian Film Institute, IDM South Tyrol – Alto Adige, DFFF, FFA, Screen Flanders, Vienna Film Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ORF Film/Television-Agreement and FISA – Film Industry Support Austria, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union.
On November 9th, 2017, Universum Film will release the movie in Germany.
The world sales are conducted by Global Screen, Munich.
Photo: Lilly (Hedda Erlebach) opens the door for St. Nick. © Universum Film