The three robbers

Die drei Räuber Artwork


The animated film adaptation of Tomi Ungerer’s classic picture book “The Three Robbers” (over 500,000 copies sold) is a wonderful blend of fantasy, poetry, disarming charm – and just the right amount of childlike cheekiness and anarchy.

Animated in the style of the ingenious cartoonist and illustrator Tomi Ungerer (“The Great Songbook”), the film (directed by Hayo Freitag; “Käpt’n Blaubär”) artfully continues the story of Tiffany and the three robbers. The new, exciting adventures are told with a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor without, of course, diluting the message of the book, which could be: Robbers are the better people! Or: Cheekiness wins!

Production Company
  • Stephan Schesch
  • Stefan Arndt

David Groenewold


Hayo Freitag


Animation X-Produktion
Co-Produktion with GFP German Film Production, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH and X Verleih AG

  • Katharina Thalbach
  • Joachim Król
  • Bela B. Felsenheimer
  • Charly Hübner
  • Elena Kreil
  • Konstantin Seidenstücker
  • Maximilian Roca Jungfer
  • Erwin Leder
  • Hayo Freitag
  • Tomi Ungerer