Eberhard Schröder (1927-2013) was a German film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was best known for his work on the German-language television series Die Sendung mit der Maus, for which he won two German Television Awards in 1982 and 1990.
Schröder was born in 1927 in Berlin, Germany. He studied economics at the University of Hamburg and went on to attend the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, a film school in Berlin. After graduating in 1955, he worked for the Berlin agency for television and radio, before taking a job as a director for various television series.
In 1965, Schröder began writing, directing, and producing Die Sendung mit der Maus, a children's educational program that aired on German television. The show featured a mouse who would visit various places and explore the world. The show ran until 1992 and gained immense popularity during its run.
In addition to Die Sendung mit der Maus, Schröder directed and produced numerous feature films, including Die Unverbesserlichen (1966), Die Gänsemagd (1967), and Der Unmoralische (1968). He also served as the artistic director of the Berlin International Film Festival from 1970 to 1972.
In his later years, Schröder continued to write and direct films and television shows. He won numerous awards for his work, including the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1997 and the Order of Merit of Berlin in 2008. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 86.
Eberhard Schröder was an influential figure in German television and film. He was best known for Die Sendung mit der Maus as well as his other works, which earned him numerous awards and recognition. He will be remembered for his contributions to the German film landscape.