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Press Release

- ”Kaethe Kruse" movie - The TV highlight on 4 April 2015 at 8.15PM in the German TV channel DAS ERSTE and ORF 2 - 


On Easter Saturday 04th of  April 2015 there will be a film about the life of Kaethe Kruse, broadcast at 8.15 pm in the german TV program DAS ERSTE and ORF 2.


Kaethe Kruse is more than just the famous "doll mother". In the moving biopic successful actress Friederike Becht take on the role of the entrepreneur Kaethe Kruse, one of the most fascinating female figures of the 20th century. The film explores the lesser known facets of her eventful life as an actress, mother and versatile artist. At a time was in the equal rights no speech, it emerges from the shadow of her famous partner to make career as an entrepreneur. Your pioneering brand protection process by which they defended their intellectual property against a superior toy manufacturers, goes down in history.


On the side of Friederike Becht ("In the Labyrinth of Silence", "The Reader") Fritz Karl can be seen as a husband Max Kruse and Franz Dinda in the role of her best friend David. The award-winning director Franziska Buch directed the biopic based on a script by Sharon of Wietersheim.


"Käthe Kruse" is a production of Rich and Famous Overnight film in co-production with epoFILM, Degeto ARD, BR, MDR and ORF. The producers are Sharon von Wietersheim and Frank Meiling (Rich and Famous Overnight film) and Dieter Pochlatko (epo-film). The editorial is Carolin Haasis (ARD Degeto), Birgit Metz (BR), Meike Götz (MDR) and Sabine Weber (ORF).


Press Release

- Hape announces addition of Käthe Kruse - 

(Luzern, Switzerland), February 10, 2013

HapeHolding AG (Hape) announced that it has added Kaethe Kruse Production and Distribution(Kaethe Kruse) to its platform of children’s products. Hape, known as the world’s largest producer of toys made of sustainable materials, is proud to announce the blending of Kaethe Kruse, one of the oldestGermanmanufacturersof authentic collectible, soft developmental and Waldorf-inspired dolls.

This collaboration joins together two toy industry leaders. The two German companies combined have over 130 years of experience in the toybusiness, creating endless opportunities for play and development around the word.

"Through our network we will open the door of the wonderful heritage of Kaethe Kruseto more children worldwide," says Peter Handstein, founder and CEO of Hape. "Ifeel a responsibility to carry this heritageforward," he adds.

"Kaethe Kruseis thrilled to have this opportunitytobe a part of the Hape platform," says AndreaChristenson, CEO of Kaethe Kruse. " We seea greatmutual benefit for thefuture development of international markets,"she adds.

Kaethe Krusecapturedthe beauty and innocenceof childhood more than 107years ago, when she started makingdolls for her own daughters. The company's commitment tooutstandingqualityand individuality has been carried throughtoday. Starting with the unique artistry of its founder, KaetheKruse, the company is recognized by dollenthusiasts as the industry leader of award winning collectibledolls, play dolls and soft developmental toys. From the simple Waldorf dolls to the sweet faced animal towel dolls and exceptionally created collectible toys, Kaethe Kruse is asought after purchase by discriminating parents and gift givers.

Kaethe Krusewill be a welcome addition to the Hapefamily.