The Amazing Maurice

  • Targetgroup: families with kids, Adults 16+, Marvel, DC Comics fans (Geek Audience).

First ever animated feature film based on a Terry Pratchett Novel

Maurice, a streetwise cat, has the perfect moneymaking scam. He’s found a stupid looking kid who plays a pipe, and his very own plague of rats – rats who, strangely, are educated and literate, so Maurice can no longer think of them as “Lunch”. And everyone knows the stories about rats and pipers …
From Best Selling Fantasy and Science Fiction Author Terry Pratchett who sold over 100 million books worldwide, with a dedicated Author Fan Base around the world

Key Facts

  • First animated family feature film based on the award winning novel by Terry Pratchett
  • Inspired by the brothers Grimm fairytale “The pied piper of Hamelin”
  • Full of witty and intelligent humour
  • A Sky Original with releases around the world, December 2022 and Q1 2023
  • Sequel film in development for launch 2024

TM Dunmanifestin Ltd © 2022 Ulysses Filmproduktion GmbH and Cantilever Media.

Marketing Support

  • Dedicated website for fan engagement launched Nov 21
  • Social Media Campaign to support launch of licensed product
  • Life size Maurice visits to stores
  • Posts/ Videos from selected cast (Emilia, Clarke; Joe Sugg – 7.7m subscribers on Youtube, 5m on Twitter, 5m on Instagram, 2.1m on FB, 1.2m on TikTok)
  • New audio book to coincide with the film launch
  • Dedicated Youtube channel with exclusive clips from the film, behind the scenes features, interviews etc.

Terry Pratchett

About the author:
Fantasy and Science Fiction author, famous for his discworld series of 41 novels; bestselling author of the 1990s; knighted for services to literature in 2019. No other UK author – save JK Rowling – has such a following internationally

• Over 100 million books sold worldwide
• Translated into 37 languages
• Global Fan Base with dedicated Conventions in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Poland and Australia
• Social Media and Discworld Monthly newsletter since 20 years

Awards:

  • Winner of the Carnegie Medal (2011) for The Amazing Maurice
  • World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 2010

The Book Sales:

  • USA – 30 million
  • UK/Eire – 24 million
  • Australia – 2 million
  • Germany – 17 million
  • Czech Republic – 2 Million
  • Poland – 1.9 million
  • Canada – 1.9 million

The Movie

Lively, unique, entertaining movie

  • Inspired by the Grimm Brothers fairytale about the Pied Piper of Hamelin
  • Screenplay by Oscar nominated Terry Rossio (Shrek, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean); character design by Carter Goodrich (Ratatouille, Coco, How to Train your Dragon, Despicable Me)

Movie Release:

  • A Sky Original premiering at Cannes Film Festival 2022
  • Sky Cinema Release in December 2022 in over 100 cinemas in the UK and on Sky Cinema
  • Worldwide Release in Q1 2023 (Germany Feb 2022)
  • Sequel Film in development for 2023/24
  • Third sequel proposed for 2026 (tbc)

Licenses available for:

  • Board Games, Puzzles
  • Digital/ mobile games
  • Gifting
  • Collectables
  • Plush
  • Home and Housewares
  • Stationery
  • Promotions
  • Dedicated e-commerce store for merchandise

Mailing Address

Königstrasse 69, D-41564 Kaarst, Germany

Email

anita.vanesch@activemerchandising.de

Telephone

+49 2131 3698774