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Laura's Star (2004)

Lauras Stern (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Family | 19 September 2004 (Germany)
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An adolescent girl and her toddler brother, find a star that has actually fallen to earth, that turns out to be living being...complete with cosmic powers

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Klaus Baumgart, Piet De Rycker (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Céline Vogt Céline Vogt ... Laura (voice) (as Celine Vogt)
Sandro Iannotta Sandro Iannotta ... Tommy (voice)
Maximilian Artajo Maximilian Artajo ... Max (voice)
Brit Gülland Brit Gülland ... Mama (voice) (as Britt Güland)
Heinrich Schafmeister ... Papa (voice)
Mirco Nontschew Mirco Nontschew ... Mechanische Katze / Bär (voice)
Martin Reinl Martin Reinl ... Mini Hase (voice)
Eva Mattes ... Sonne (voice)
Peter Fitz Peter Fitz ... Mond (voice)
Mogens von Gadow Mogens von Gadow ... Hausmeister (voice)
Hildegard Krekel ... Putzfrau (voice)
Adrian Wilms Adrian Wilms ... Harry (voice)
Carolin von der Groeben Carolin von der Groeben ... Harrys Bande (voice)
Adrian Killian Adrian Killian ... Harrys Bande (voice)
Tobias Klausmann Tobias Klausmann ... Harrys Bande (voice)
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Storyline

Laura is seven year old country girl, who's just moved along with her family to a city. On her first night in their top floor apartment, she sees a shooting star, actually falling to earth, she finds it in a park and discovers it's a living being. Taking it back home, she and her toddler brother Tommy discover it can do miracles like making people fly and bringing inanimate objects to life. But over time both notice that the longer it stays on earth, the weaker it becomes, can they along with next door neighbor Max find a way to send it back into outer space, before tragedy occurs? Written by ???

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Animation | Family

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Warner Bros first German movie. An English version is also available. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Laura: [sighs and presses against her bedroom window] Ugh. Mom, Dad, where's the apple tree?
Mother: Oh, Laura, sweetheart. Has your spacecraft survived the move in one piece? And your flight? Come on, tell us a bit about it.
Laura: Mm. It was all a bit much, if you don't mind me saying. During our landing, we drifted slightly off course, as you all know. Then I opened my curtains and hard a good look around, and what did I see? My lovely apple tree's not there, nor my friends. The meadow has also ...
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Connections

Followed by Laura's Christmas Star (2006) See more »

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Text and Music by Wonderwall
Produced by Sam Tuson and Dee Mullen for Out Now Music
Courtesy of Out Now Music of EMI Music Publishing Company
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Not quite supernova.
3 December 2013 | by natashabowiepinkySee all my reviews

No in-jokes. No adult themes. Not even a guest celebrity voice-over. Just a simple animated tale about a little girl finding a damaged star in the park at night near her new house, and her subsequent adventures as she adopts it and hides it from nosy grown-ups. Later as it loses it's glow she has to make a decision... be selfish and keep her newfound celestial body and watch it slowly die, or release it back into the sky where it belongs so it can shine forth once again. I think you can see where this is going...

Still, there is plenty here to admire, including the attractive synchronicity of traditional and computer animation so that it resembles a Hayao Miyazaki film (but there the resemblance ends) as well as the inherent charm in the central premise, which is expanded on well from a children's short story. If you're wondering why sometimes the words don't match the lips, this is because it was initially a German film with re-recorded dialogue for the English speaking market. This doesn't spoil the enjoyment factor though, and it makes for a fine 80 minute diversion for the kids (and a few patient adults). 6/10


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

19 September 2004 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estrela de Laura See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR3,400,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,673,632
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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