A wonderful story of imagination and friendship between two five-year-olds, also featuring pets and soft toys. A rare example of a full-length animated film for the youngest audiences!
This unique live action/animation hybrid introduces us to best friends Casper and Emma and their favourite stuffed animals, Miss Rabbit and Lion Cub. Just days away from celebrating her fifth birthday, the imaginative and outgoing Emma meets Casper, a shy new boy in her class, and the two become special friends. Emma soon enlists Casper’s help in convincing her mom that she is now old enough to take care of the new dog she wants — but when Miss Rabbit gets jealous of all the talk about a new dog and disappears on Casper and Emma’s class trip to the fire station, the two friends and Lion Cub must band together to find her in time for Emma’s birthday. Lion Cub also comes to the rescue.
“I tried to create a similar atmosphere to the one prevailing in the books about Caspar and Emma. Nevertheless, I had to maintain the right measure of dramatic tension. The most “terrifying” moment – at least to a four-year-old – is the disappearance of Miss Rabbit.” (Arne Lindtner Naess)
Born in 1944, Lindtner Naess trained as an actor and has performed at almost every theatre in Norway, in addition to numerous roles in film and television. Since 1985 he’s also expanded to the roles of writer, director and creative producer for both stage and screen, and has established himself as a veteran of Norwegian family and children’s cinema.