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Knight Rusty

Ritter Rost

Directed by Thomas Bodenstein

  • Ages:
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • Grades:
  • 3
  • 4

In the magical kingdom of Scrapland, where the lines between machinery, people and animals are blurred, the self-absorbed Rusty surprises everybody when he wins the big jousting tournament — but when it's discovered that his horse's engine was stolen, he has to set out on an incredible adventure to not only prove his innocence, but regain the trust of his best friend.

Sure, there are knights and flying dragons in the magical kingdom of Scrapland, but what makes its population even more special is the scrap metal! In this world of recycled machines, horses have engines like motorbikes, and even screwdrivers have minds of their own! When his horse's engine breaks down just before the big jousting tournament, the self-absorbed Rusty trades his best friend Bo's prized sewing machine for a new engine. To everyone's shock, Rusty wins the tournament and is knighted — but when it is discovered that his engine was stolen, he sets out on an incredible adventure to not only prove his innocence, but regain the trust of his best friend.

Themes: Recycling, friendship, creative problem-solving

Content Advisory: Minor comedic violence (pushing, shoving, chasing, falling), characters held against their will


Credits
Director(s): Thomas Bodenstein
Rating: G
Language: English
Year: 2013
Country: Germany
Runtime: 85 minutes
Ages: 7 to 10
Grades: 3 to 4

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Director Biography: Thomas Bodenstein

Thomas Bodenstein

Thomas Bodenstein is a director, producer, and production manager. Working with Caligari Film, he has produced the animated children's films Felix: The Toy Rabbit and the Time Machine (06), Princess Lillifee (09) and its sequel Princess Lillifee and the Little Unicorn (11). He is the director of the features The Moonbeam Bear - The Great Adventure (08) and Knight Rusty (13).