04 May 2023

New Family Film “Little Major Tom” at Planetarium Hamburg

(eap) For over 90 years, the Hamburg Planetarium in Hamburg’s municipal park has been offering unique audiovisually staged explanations of the fascinating connections between our Earth and the cosmos. In its Star Theater, visitors of a wide age group can experience the stars and planets literally “up close and personal”. A diverse film program lets visitors choose which story they would like to immerse themselves in. Today, a new film produced especially for planetariums, entitled “Little Major Tom”, launches in Hamburg. The premiere of the film took place less than a week ago in the Science Dome, the planetarium of the Experimenta in Heilbronn.

The 45-minute long film is an adventurous space story for the whole family (recommended for ages six and up). The animated film is based on the children’s book series of the same name by author Dr Bernd Flessner and musician Peter Schilling who provided the idea. Together with their robot cat “Pluty”, the characters “Tom” and “Stella” known from the books embark on an adventure to the moon with the goal of saving human lives.

The film by producer and director Peter Popp will be shown not only in Hamburg but also in other planetariums throughout Germany. These include Nuremberg, Augsburg and Kiel. ■

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