Anikey is a 2D animation studio based in The Hague in the Netherlands, founded by Albert ’t Hooft and Paco Vink. They met during their studies at the WDKA in Rotterdam. After graduating with a 25 minute special; Paul and the the Dragon, Albert and Paco decided to continue their collaboration and formed Anikey in 2007. The studio quickly grew, creating independent animation films and doing work for hire, resulting in the highlight Triple Trouble, their first feature. Anikey works with many Dutch and international talents, who share their love for handcrafted quality animation. At the moment Albert and Paco are writing their second feature film 'The King & The Thief'.
The King & The Thief
Director & Screenwriter: Albert ‘t Hooft & Paco Vink. Country: NL/BE/GER. Co-producer: il Luster Productions. Status: in development. Release: 2022. Sort: feature length animation. Duration: 80 min. Genre: drama. Distribution/Sales: tbd.
After the murder of his father, young prince Charlemagne is next in line to become the Christian King of the Franks. The pagan thief Elegast has been accused of the murder of the king. Charlemagne decides to personally capture Elegast and seeks the help of three witches. The witches magically transform Charlemagne from a decent prince into a wild looking pagan. Charlemagne manages to find Elegast, but learns he has been wrong all along. In the meantime back at the castle the real king slayer, Eggeric, has seized power. Now Charlemagne and his once mortal enemy must work together to prove Elegast’s innocence and restore Charlemagne back into the throne.