TV series


8 x 13′


Move It or Lose It

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The life- changing journeys of key personalities of modern and contemporary history, recounted in their own voice.

Move It or Lose It is a motion graphic and mixed- technique animated series of dramatised biographies. Retracing the path of a different historical character in each episode, the series gives a glimpse into how each journey forever influenced both their lives and our culture. Nothing embodies change as powerfully as the concept of travel, and the hero’s journey is an established narrative archetype, a path that the hero must walk to reach betterment and growth. In Move It or Lose It, our heroes are artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, adventurers and writers... and their journeys are as literal as they are life-changing. The first season will feature Oscar Niemeyer, Pina Bausch, Heinrich Schliemann, Mary Shelley, Lorenzo da Ponte, Frida Kahlo, Paul Klee and Agatha Christie.

Director’s statement
Move It or Lose It is a transmedia project that seeks to bridge the opposites. Its aims are to tell true and poignant stories in a quirky, entertaining and ultimately novel way; to contribute to the diffusion of historic, artistic and social culture through a visual alphabet that is rooted in Pop Culture; finally, to show its protagonists – artists, scientists, scholars and pioneers, all pivotal figures for the human history – through an unexpected, more human and sometimes ironic lens. A lens that brings them closer and bridges the gap with the audience.


Raffaele Compagnoni

Federico Riboldazzi

Country of production


Target audience

family, young adults

Animation Technique

2D, motion graphics, mixed media

Production company

TIWI Origin Tales

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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