Sandmännchen und seine Freunde
For 50 years the “Sandmännchen” (German for sandman) is a popular German children’s bedtime television program, using stop-motion animation. It is based on a fairy tale character by Hans Christian Andersen, who brings good sleep and dreams to children. The intent is to convey harmony, peace and comfort to the children at the end of the day. The show was broadcasted in many countries, including Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway (known as “John Blund” in Norway and “Nukkumatti” in Finland).