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Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver (2018)

Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (original title)

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Releases November 8, 2019
An orphan boy in search of his origin. A young princess held prisoner in deadly Dragon City. Jim and his friend Luke discovering mysterious lands on the quest of a lifetime.

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Dennis Gansel
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Credited cast:
Shirley MacLaine ... Mrs. Grindtooth (voice)
Michael Herbig ... Nepumuk (voice)
Milan Peschel ... Tur Tur
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... König Alfons
Henning Baum ... Lukas
Christoph Maria Herbst ... Herr Ärmel
Volker Michalowski ... Postbote
Annette Frier ... Frau Waas
Hon Ping Tang ... Guard Lieutenant
Darryl Quon ... Langer Bonze
Rick Kavanian ... Die Wilde 13
Thomas Fritsch ... Erzähler (voice)
Andy Cheung Andy Cheung ... Wise Man III
Judy Winter ... Frau Mahlzahn (voice)
Leighanne Esperanzate ... Prinzessin Li Si
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An orphan boy in search of his origin. A young princess held prisoner in deadly Dragon City. Jim and his friend Luke discovering mysterious lands on the quest of a lifetime.

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Country:

Germany

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English | German

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8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver See more »

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$12,699,718
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Trivia

Possibly the most famous interpretation of the book by Michael Ende is the version by the Augsburger Puppenkiste titled Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (1977), starring marionettes instead of real people. See more »

Quotes

Lukas: You'll become a great explorer.
Jim Knopf: I rather be an engine driver, just like you.
Lukas: Engine drivers only follow the tracks that were found by explorers.
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While the final closing credits are rolling the words "Jim Button" are moving slowly in the background. See more »

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References Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer (1977) See more »

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Perfect in Every Way!
5 August 2019 | by dahmenjudithSee all my reviews

Michael Ende's "Jim Knopf" books were among my favorite books as a child, and of course I had watched the puppet series by "Augsburger Puppenkiste" and still listen to the wonderful audio book today. So, as a decades-old fan, I was sceptical when this real life adaptation came up, but now that I've finally seen it, I can say: This might be the sweetest movie I've ever seen, and it made my heart jump with joy from beginning to end!

Everything about it is perfect, from the script to the actors, from the sets to the music. They really managed to capture the essence of the books, dusting the story off a little bit without losing the enchanting atmosphere Michael Ende had created in the original story. Even the unavoidable romance which even stories for children seem to need these days was not annoying or awkward but refreshingly natural and lovely.

The sets, especially Morrowland and the different versions of Emma, are super cute, and all the actors are perfectly cast. Eden Gough is the sweetest Png Pong you could imagine, and Milan Peschel's Tur Tur touched me to tears! Solomon Gordon is such a natural, and his smile & laughter are simply contageous. Oh, and I love that Thomas Fritsch was chosen as the German narrator, I could listen to his voice for hours.

Last but not least, the soundtrack played a big part in making this movie so magical. As someone who had already enjoyed "Wickie und die Starken Männer", I recognized Ralf Wengenmayr as the composer right away, and once again, he has done a fantastic job creating atmosphere and joy with music! I still had a smile on my face hours after I had finished watching this movie, it made me so happy.

I can not wait for the sequel!


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