Peter Heinzemann's Solo Film has picked up theatrical and video/DVD rights for producer-director Eberhard Junkersdorf's (pictured) latest animated feature Jester Till (Till Eulenspiegel).

The Euros 15m co-production between Junkersdorf's Munich Animation, the UK's Scala Productions and Illuminated Film Company, Belgium's DFJ Motionworks and German media fund CP Medien will be released by Solo Film on over 400 screens on September 25, 2003. The video/DVD launch would then follow at Easter 2004.

Convinced of the film's "enormous potential" theatrically and in the home entertainment market, Heinzemann said "within the last two years [German] domestic family entertainment productions have proven their good sales chances. Till Eulenspiegel will far exceed the previous admission figures in this genre."

Heinzemann handled Junkersdorf's last feature - Help! I'm A Fish - when he headed Kinowelt Filmverleih.