In the world tree of Yggdrasil, greedy little Ratatoskr searches eagerly for ever bigger and better fruits, thereby causing impending doom for his beloved friend Eikpyrnir.

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“The journey is a winding one with all sorts of expected and unexpected obstacles.”, state Catharine Winder and Zahra Dowlatabadi in their book Producing Animation. RATATOSKR was an ambitious full CG production which required a high level of professionalism in an academic environment. My Diploma thesis outlines my journey and the way I managed the many challenges in producing RATATOSKR. I describe and analyze, in consideration of literary sources, the course of all events from the moment that Meike first pitched me her idea to the final phase.

Norse mythology is a rich, wild and culturally relevant source of inspiration for art, games, film and everything in between. The tale of the squirrel Ratatoskr and the tree of life Yggdrasil stands out amongst the rest because it offers everything that makes a good film: from engaging characters, varied story worlds over inspired artwork, mystical patterns and colors down to historically relevant conflicts.

PRODUCING RATATOSKR – from first idea to final distribution – had a huge impact on on my life, my skills and my personal development.
If you would like to read the thesis (english) let me know and drop me a mail.