Laura's Star

Laura's Star

German theatrical release poster
Directed by Piet De Rycker
Thilo Rothkirch
Produced by Thilo Rothkirch
Written by Michael Mädel
Piet De Rycker
Based on Lauras Stern
by Klaus Baumgart
Music by Hans Zimmer
Henning Lohner
Nick Glennie-Smith
Cinematography Amanda Atkinson
Edited by Eric Shaw
Distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment
Release dates
  • 19 September 2004 (2004-09-19)
Running time
80 minutes
Country Germany
Language German
Box office $4,600,000[1]

Laura's Star (German: Lauras Stern) is a 2004 German animated feature film produced and directed by Thilo Rothkirch. It is based on the children's book Lauras Stern by Klaus Baumgart. It was released by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment.


Laura is a seven-year-old country girl, who just moved along with her family to a big city. On her first night in her new neighborhood, she sees a shooting star falling to Earth. Laura finds the star in a park and discovers that it is a living being. The star had severed one of its points during its crash landing. Laura takes the star back home, in order to reattach its point with a band-aid.

Laura and her younger brother Tommy discover the little star has super powers and can do amazing things; like making people fly and bringing inanimate objects to life. But over time both notice that the longer the star stays on Earth, the weaker it becomes. Its color is gradually fading while its powers fail). The siblings and their next-door neighbor Max eventually find a way to send the little star back into outer space.


German version

English version


The film featured the songs "Stay" and "Touch the Sky" by the German band Wonderwall and a film score by Hans Zimmer and Nick Glennie-Smith.


The film was one of the most popular animated films in 2004, and it has become the most successful animated film in all German film history.



In September 2009, Warner Bros. released a sequel film, Lauras Stern und der geheimnisvolle Drache Nian which translates to "Laura's Star and the Mysterious Dragon Nian", and in October 2011, another sequel, titled Lauras Stern und die Traummonster which translates to "Laura's Star and the dream monsters" .[2]


  1. "Lauras Stern". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 1, 2011.
  2. "Lauras Stern und die Traummonster". Retrieved November 20, 2011.

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