Sandmännchen (“Little Sandman”) is a German children’s bedtime television program using stop-motion animation. The show features stop-motion animation and tells stories about the adventures of the little sandman character, who travels around the world sprinkling dream sand on children’s eyes so they can sleep soundly.
The puppet was based on the Ole Lukøje character by Hans Christian Andersen. Created by the puppetmaster and director Gerhard Behrendt, the East German show represented everyday life, travel, and fantastic adventures. The character often showcased technological achievements, such as the use of awe-inspiring vehicles like futuristic cars and flying devices.
Sandmännchen is a beloved tradition for many German families and is often considered to be a cultural icon. It has won numerous awards, including the Grimme Prize and the Goldene Kamera, and has been broadcast in over 100 countries.
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