Reinhard Klooss has joined Constantin Film's production team with a brief to developprojects in the area of family entertainment with a focus on CGI animated feature films.

Klooss comes to Constantinfrom Bavaria Pictures where he had most recently produced the animated feature Urmel Aus Dem Eis, whichwill be released by Falcom in August.

Klooss' track record as producer includes such filmsas Asterix & Oberlix Vs. Caesar, Comedian Harmonists, Buffalo Soldiers and Go, Trabi, Go.

Commentingon Kloos' arrival at Constantin,Martin Moszkowicz, the executive board memberresponsible for production, said that this was "an important step inexpanding the leading position of Constantin Film inthe lucrative field of German-language family entertainment."

Constantin has already been active in the area of CGI through its subsidiaryRat Pack Filmproduktion's production of Hui Buh - Das Schlossgespenst, starringMichael "Bully" Herbig as the animatedtitle figure, which will be released in German cinemas on July 20.