YETILI

animated tv series | Darjeeling + Moving Puppet | 2016 – to date

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directors : Emeric Montagnese, Antoine Colombe, Noam Roubah
dop : Sylvain Rodriguez
marionettes : Jerome Clauss

How to promote youth literature, their authors and illustrators ?
How to inspire children to read ? How to interest adults in reading to their children ?
Yetili does all of that in this TV series created by Séverine Lebrun at Darjeeling:
In a bookshop, outside of business hours, he reads books to the two mice Nina and Léon.

This bookshop was created as a studio set, with the possibility to be set up and dissambled many times, as we did not know for how many years it would be broadcasted … I designed it like a puzzle, while paying great attention to not be repetitive in my design. 75% of its walls consist of self-similar self-supporting shelves.

I wanted the store to seem real, as if anyone living in the same town could go there, just like the carpentry in Pumuckl. I wanted it to be a cosy and warm place, colourful, playful, inspiring, inviting to read and chill, beautifully lit. All lamps and pillow slips were specifically crafted for this set.

Another important task was to hide the four puppeteers: Each mouse was manipulated by one artist, Yetili by two. The different reading areas were especially designed to accomodate them under / behind / hidden right next to them – for sometimes hours: The more space the artists have to move and act, the livelier our characters are.

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media / press

(e)nglish, (g)erman, (f)rançais

– official trailer –

– Yetili –
(f) sur facebook

– France TV PRO jeunesse –
(f) dossier de presse

– Yetili chez les Zouzous –
(f) sur francetv

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credits

– Darjeeling + Moving Puppet –

production design : Alexandra Maringer
set decorators : Aurore Huber, Mathilde Ricol
standby props : Emilie Boutillier, Pauline Desablens, Emeline Stranart

construction manager : Tom Watson
set builders : Olivier Bon, Anton Botic, Martin Tachon
swing gang : Martin Tachon

scenic artist : Serge Villard
assistant scenic painter : Caroline Beloeuvre
sculptor : Tanja Schepuck
couturière : Lucie Ouvrard

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