Deutsche Post Takes 400 Fans to the Movie of FelixBonn, 02/02/2005, 10:30 AM CET
Small hands snatch tickets and grab popcorn and cokes - there's no time to loose, the movie's about to start! The theater lights dim, the curtains part; 400 pairs of eyes stare at the screen ahead as a stuffed bunny appears larger then life before them. He has bells around his neck, an umbrella in one hand and a checkered suitcase in the other.
The mini movie-goers greet him in delight - "Felix!". The bunny's adventures are now on celluloid. 400 Deutsche Post employee children got a head start on the film, viewing "Felix - Ein Hase auf Weltreise", a day before its scheduled opening on February 3rd. And now they know how Felix handles elves and trolls and just what a challenge it is to hang out with a crazy green-haired poltergeist.
Deutsche Post gave away 400 tickets at the MAIL branch in Nuremberg to preview the movie about the letter writing Lop-Ear. The tickets were gone within just a few hours. So what's the fuss?
"Because you always give your best friends a birthday present," explains the head of the Nuremberg MAIL branch Otto Föhrweiser. It's his way of thanking the movie-goers' parents for 10 years of good work at Deutsche Post AG.
"The Group did a great job coming up with something for Deutsche Post families and Felix, who is a letter-writing enthusiast, is one of Deutsche Post's best customers. It's a nice gesture that shows that our work is truly appreciated," says Jürgen Bauer from the transport department. Both of his daughters, Silke and Ute, are fascinated by the long-eared bunny and his 80 minutes of jam-packed adventuring:
Felix sets off to Norway to go camping with his friend Sophie and her family. On their travels they meet up with peculiar wood folk - elves and a giant troll make for trouble: their tent pins disappear, air mattresses explode and stones and rain pummel the campers. Felix, who is quite brave, is able to save the family but he is left behind as a result. He's now completely on his own and must find his way back by himself.
Always finding the time to write letters, Felix tells his friend Sophie about his adventures during his journey home. Felix is accompanied by a poltergeist and his traveling companions. A precocious owl, who is never at a loss for words, and three rapping cockroaches make life difficult for the small bunny rabbit. Felix makes friends with all sorts of fairy tail heroes and legendary figures along the way.
He flees from the peculiar poltergeist on the back of Pegasus, the flying horse, and comes face-to-face with the shaggy Yeti in the Himalayan Mountains. Felix presses on after the Loch Ness Monster saves him from drowning in Scotland, and is taken aboard Captain Nemo's submarine on the high seas.
The movie fans are thrilled: "It was fantastic and I thought it was great that Felix was never afraid and that he made it back to Münster and his friend Sophie healthy," says 5-year-old Nico Brunner.