The Magic Flute

Full of energy and colour

Credits

Director

Kenneth Branagh

Producers

Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Simon Moseley

Production Companies

Idéale Audience, Peter Moores Foundation

Studios

Celluloid Dreams, Revolver Entertainment

Dneg VFX Supervisor

Charlie Noble

Dneg VFX Producer

Fay McConkey

Dneg CG Supervisor

Alex Wuttke

Release Date

7th September 2006

DNEG’s Team

A Double Negative team, led by Visual Effects Supervisor Charlie Noble, CG Supervisor, Alex Wuttke, and Visual Effects Producer Fay McConkey, created over 300 shots for the movie. The work included huge environments and sweeping camera moves to lend the film a breadth and scale which sets the film apart from previous stage-bound cinematic interpretations of the work.

Spectacular CGI sequences….full of energy and colour.BBC MOVIES

Film Background

Director Kenneth Branagh recreates Mozart’s classic opera in this colourful adaption of The Magic Flute. The story has been moved to the World War I trenches, where the peace-loving Tamino is lost in no man’s land and rescued by three mischievous nurses. They take him to see the Queen of the Night, who asks him to rescue her daughter Pamina from her kidnapper, the nefarious Sarastro. As Tamino leaves, he is given a magical flute and is accompanied by the lovelorn bird-catcher Papageno. But when they arrive at Sarastro’s castle, they hear a different side of the story.

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