Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

Lilly the Witch The Journey to Mandolan disney“Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan” is a German fantasy-adventure film released in 2011. It is based on the popular children’s book series “Lilly the Witch” (original title: “Hexe Lilli”) written by Knister. The film is directed by Harald Sicheritz and stars Alina Freund in the lead role of Lilly.

The story follows the adventures of a young girl named Lilly, who discovers that she is a witch with magical powers. One day, while practicing her spells, Lilly accidentally turns her teacher, Mr. Hieronymus, into a statue. To undo the spell and bring him back to life, she needs to find the magical Mandolan flower, which is located in a far-off land.

With the help of her loyal dragon familiar, Hector, Lilly embarks on a journey to Mandolan. On her way, she encounters various magical creatures and faces challenges that test her courage and wit. Along the way, Lilly also makes new friends, including the mischievous sorcerer’s apprentice, Waldemar, and the helpful Genie, Gurkor.

As Lilly and her friends continue their quest, they must outsmart the wicked sorceress Surulunda, who seeks the Mandolan flower for her own evil purposes. The adventure takes them through enchanted forests, mysterious caves, and magical realms, making for a thrilling and whimsical journey.

“Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan” is a heartwarming and entertaining family film that combines elements of fantasy, comedy, and friendship. It explores themes of bravery, self-discovery, and the importance of using one’s powers responsibly. The movie’s vibrant visuals and engaging storytelling make it appealing to young audiences.

While the film is part of a series based on the “Lilly the Witch” books, it can be enjoyed as a standalone story. The character of Lilly has become a beloved figure in German children’s literature and media, and the film adaptation introduced her to a broader international audience.

Overall, “Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan” is a delightful fantasy adventure that captures the imagination of both children and adults alike. It embraces the magical world of witches and wizards and encourages viewers to believe in the power of friendship and the magic within themselves.

Lilly the Witch: The Journey to Mandolan

Additional Details


  • Alina Freund: Lilly
  • Pilar Bardem: Surulunda
  • Pegah Ferydoni: Leila
  • Anja Kling: Mutter
  • Tanay Chheda: Musa
  • Michael Mendl: Nandi
  • Lars Rudolph: Kellner
  • Jürgen Tarrach: Guliman
  • Alexander Yassin: Minister
  • Michael Mittermeier: Hektor
  • Cosma Shiva Hagen: Suki


Director: Harald Sicheritz

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