A Rat's Tale


1h 29m 1998

Brief Synopsis

An enchanted tale which cronicles the adventures of Monty, Isabella and their alligator friend--all of whom are portrayed by marionettes--as they try to outwit an evil human developer in his attempty to eliminate the rat population from his property. Their adventures take them all over New York, fro

Film Details

Also Known As
Rat's Tale
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
LEGACY/LEGACY RELEASING
Location
Canary Islands, Spain; Warner Bros Movie World, Bottrop, Germany; New York City, New York, USA; Duisburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

An enchanted tale which cronicles the adventures of Monty, Isabella and their alligator friend--all of whom are portrayed by marionettes--as they try to outwit an evil human developer in his attempty to eliminate the rat population from his property. Their adventures take them all over New York, from the sewers, to Central Park, to a magical underground city.

Crew

Nastuh Abootalebi

Rerecording

Lothar Ahrensmeier

Welder

Farnaz Moshir Akhbabi

Makeup Artist

Sarah Altmann

Production

Sebastian Alvarez Castro

Production Manager

Don Angst

Best Boy

Tony Arnaud

Dolly Grip

Gulden Artun

Other

Holger Askerlund

Other

Michel Aubin

Assistant

Frank Avanzo

Wardrobe Supervisor

Antony Baldasare

Property Master

Jasmin Bareth

Puppeteer

Max Bauer

Foley Artist

Les Beaver

Other

Andreas Becker

Puppeteer

Rainer Becker

Other

John Bell

Music Arranger

Gerhard Bergfried

Other

William Bernie

Other

Michael Best

Production Assistant

Javier Betrin

Helicopter Pilot

Jurgen Biefang

Visual Effects

Thomas Biehl

Casting

James R Bilz

Effects Assistant

Turan Bingol

Production

Kate Biscoe

Makeup

Karl Heinz Bochnig

Special Effects Supervisor

Maria Bockenhoff

Visual Effects

Reg Boddy

Electrician

John Bolz

Video Assist/Playback

Friedewald Bottcher

Special Thanks To

Bill Bourne

Other

William Bouton

Other

Stefan Branca

Other

Sabine Broder

Production Manager

Helmut Brossmann

Special Thanks To

Neil Brown

Other

Steve Brown

Other

Corinne Bruand

Wardrobe

Edgar Bruck

Visual Effects

Leonard Bruno

Product Placement

David Bryden

Color Timer

Manfred Buettner

Production Manager

Edgar Burbach

Carpenter

Manuela Buthz

Negative Cutting

Martin Buttkus

Visual Effects

Steve Calalang

Assistant Camera Operator

Rose Chatterton

Hair

Dorothee Claes

Wardrobe

Hans Peter Clahsen

Producer

Kenneth Clarke

Other

Rona Conti

Assistant

Ralph Conway

Visual Effects

Colin Corby

Camera Operator

Martin Costa

Soloist

Steven Cuden

Other Writer

George Dean

Other

Rolf M Degener

Line Producer

Berthold Deigentasch

Carpenter

Terry Delsing

Music Editor

Costas Delyani

Product Placement

Louis Digiaimo

Casting Director

Anette Dittel

Other

Kay Domhardt

Photography

Kirsten Dullmann

Visual Effects

Claudia Dumere-manasse

Other

Kara Dusenbury

Production Assistant

Ali Eckert

Visual Effects

Terry Eckert

Grip

Bernd Eckhardt

Carpenter

Andreas Effer

Production

Virginia Ellsworth

Music Editor

Philip Elton

Other

Ute Engel

Visual Effects

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Cornelius Everke

Caterer

Joe Facey

Craft Service

Claudius Falkenberg

Production

Michael Fechner

Property Master

Luis Fernandez

Production Assistant

Joe Fesser

Technical Director

Edwin Figueroa

Key Grip

Ralf Fischer

Construction

Patrick J. Foley

Adr Editor

Steve Foster

Gaffer

Andreas Fragel

Boom Operator

Dorothee Freitag

Carpenter

Peter Fuchs

Assistant Engineer

Len Furey

Construction Coordinator

Michael Furstenberg

Visual Effects

Rick Garcia

Production Assistant

Liz Gardner

Assistant

Michael Gardner

Wardrobe Assistant

Wilfreid Geike

Special Thanks To

Nicole Gerhards

Assistant Location Manager

Nicoletta Gerlach

Visual Effects

Frank Germann

Boom Operator

Martin Gessner

Digital Effects Supervisor

Rene Giessen

Soloist

Dena Gittelman

Assistant Director

Adam Gittlin

Production Assistant

Chantal Giuliani

Set Decorator

Hannah Glaser

Other

Druckstudio Gmbh

Special Thanks To

Gabriele Goiczyk

Unit Manager

Frederic Gondot

Music

Sebastian Goy

Dialogue Consultant

Rich Greenberg

Assistant Director

William Griggs

Music Editor

Viola Grimm

Projectionist

Jorg Grimmer

Carpenter

Hairdressing Gronemann's

Special Thanks To

Christian Gross

Welder

Olav Gross

Sound

Chat Gunter

Sound Mixer

Stefan Guntli

Other

Jorg Guntner

Assistant Camera Operator

Katharina Gutter

Assistant

Markus Haas

Production

Michaela Hamacher

Construction Coordinator

Ulrike Hamacher

Assistant Director

Arvid Handgraf

Editor

Rossi Handsley

Key Grip

Alex Hanfstingl

Carpenter

Simone Harmann

Assistant Camera Operator

Alex Hartmann

Electrician

Michael R Hase

Consultant

Oliver Heid

Continuity

Armin Heimerl

Construction Coordinator

Michael Helfrinch

Visual Effects

Christian Hennecke

Video Assist/Playback

Mo Henry

Negative Cutting

Imke Henze

Puppeteer

Alexandra Herbrand

Art Assistant

Thomas Hielscher

Special Effects

Dan Hiland

Rerecording

Andres Hildebrandt

Visual Effects

Anna Hintz

Other

Claudia Hodel

Other

Piet Hohl

Visual Effects

Bjorn Holzhausen

Props Buyer

Sabine Hoppe

Other

Aurelia Hornung

Animal Trainer

Sarah Horton

Art Director

Bastiaan Houtkooper

Camera Operator

Gabriele Hulswitt

Carpenter

Irmgard Huse

Special Thanks To

Stefan Isfort

Props Buyer

James Jacobs

Grip

Jurgen Jansen

Accountant

Zachary Jasie

Production Assistant

Emil Jevtic

Electrician

Maciej Kaniewski

Other

Arno Karbacher

Production

Hans Kautzmann

Puppeteer

Michael Keinath

Foley Mixer

Bobo Keller

Digital Effects Supervisor

Theo Kempermann

Art Department

Daniel Kenney

On-Set Dresser

Eun-young Kim

Costumes

Holger Kist

Production

Andre Klein

Visual Effects

Christa-maria Klein

Executive Producer

Elizabeth Klenk

Assistant

Dirk Klimaschewski

Carpenter

Christian Klopp

Assistant Camera Operator

Dan Kolnik

Assistant Camera Operator

Bernd Komarek

Other

Oliver Konig

Assistant Location Manager

Sascha Koszinowski

Location Manager

Joannis Koukourakis

Production

Dirk Kowitz

Grip

Jurgen Kracht

Carpenter

Doreen Krambeer

Assistant Editor

Martin Kratzheller

Carpenter

Stefan Krausen

Production

Martin Krefft

Production

Peter Kreysler

Assistant

Sascha Krien

Electrician

Tomas Kubovsky

Other

Woitek Kukla

Assistant Art Director

Christian Kunstler

Visual Effects

Mel Kutbay

Foley Artist

Laura Lambert

Art Department Coordinator

Rochelle Renee Langford

Accounting Assistant

Marc Laub

Assistant Editor

Catt Lebaigue

Adr Editor

Christian Lehner

Other

Piotr Lenar

Director Of Photography

Iris Lengauer

Visual Effects

George Leong

Boom Operator

Michael Lerman

Assistant

Ana Lima

Production Coordinator

Richard Lindl

Gaffer

Gerd Lingner

Accountant

Dieter Littmann

Welder

Jason Livingstone

Production Assistant

Larry Loewinger

Sound Mixer

Alesandro Lopez

Production

Film Details

Also Known As
Rat's Tale
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Distribution Company
LEGACY/LEGACY RELEASING
Location
Canary Islands, Spain; Warner Bros Movie World, Bottrop, Germany; New York City, New York, USA; Duisburg, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Awarded Germany's 1997 Bavarian Film Award.

Limited Release in United States March 20, 1998

Released in United States March 1998

Released in United States Spring March 20, 1998

Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 19-29, 1998.

Released in United States March 1998 (Shown at Cleveland International Film Festival March 19-29, 1998.)

Limited Release in United States March 20, 1998

Released in United States Spring March 20, 1998