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Through Loki's treachery, two children in the Viking age find themselves spirited away into the world of Norse Mythology.

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Peter Madsen, Jeffrey James Varab (co-director)

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Søren Håkansson (comic book), Henning Kure (comic book) | 6 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Dick Kaysø Dick Kaysø ... Thor (voice)
Preben Kristensen ... Loke (voice)
Laura Bro ... Røskva (voice)
Marie Ingerslev Marie Ingerslev ... Tjalfe (voice)
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ... Odin / Udgårdsloke (voice)
Benny Hansen Benny Hansen ... Hymer (voice)
Olaf Nielsen Olaf Nielsen ... Rolf (voice)
Thomas Eje Thomas Eje ... Quark (voice)
Claus Ryskjær Claus Ryskjær ... Ravnen Hugin (voice)
Kirsten Rolffes Kirsten Rolffes ... Ravnen Munin / Røskvas og Tjalfes mor (voice)
Jesper Klein Jesper Klein ... Mimer / Røskvas og Tjalfes far (voice)
Susse Wold ... Sif / Elle (voice)
Percy Edwards Percy Edwards ... Other voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Radost Bokel ... Roskva (voice)
Hans Clarin ... Loki (voice)
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In a story based freely on Norse mythology, brother and sister Tjalfe and Røskva are paid a surprise visit by gods Thor and Loke. After the children disobey his orders, Thor takes them along with him to Asgaard, the land of gods. After quarreling with Loke, the children follow their own path, accompanied by strange creature Quark, and their adventure takes them to Odin, king of gods, to a playful forest and to the land of the giants. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Oplev det klassiske eventyr om de nordiske guder - i ny kopi! (2003 re-release) See more »


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The Danish newspaper reviews after the premiere were positive towards the creative animation skills of the movie, but critical of an unfocused storyline and lack of personality. They requested value-for-money for the millions spent. The audiences thought slightly differently, the movie selling more than 500,000 tickets in Denmark alone. See more »

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Ravnen Hugin: Listen! The wind tells a saga... One that was there long ago when Yggdrasil, the tree of life, stood at the center of the world.
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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #42.4 (2009) See more »

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18 June 2008 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

I don't know how many times I've sat through this. I've probably read all the original written efforts, as well. I'm hardly the loudest or most likely candidate when it comes to bragging about Denmark, but this is an aspect in which I feel pride. I will not be commenting on the English dub, nor do I intend to hear it, and I don't care for the fact that this(*our* cultural heritage) was first done to fit that, then synchronized to our tongue. This is based partially on the comic book series, the artist/writer of it helming it(and I think he did a darn good job), and is magnificent both as an introduction to reading them, if one so desires(I'd say they may very well enjoy them thoroughly), and as a retelling of the subject matter. This takes portions of a couple of these novels, and they fit together well. It takes us through Asgaard and Udgaard, shows us several of the creatures and people residing in them, and includes an adventure or two. The plot is well-done and develops nicely... it's never actually boring. The pacing is pretty much spot-on, with mood and atmosphere in a concise movie. The art and animation are great. The detail in the entire production is impressive. The tone is an interesting case... this could be viewed by children, and definitely does cater to them some, but it isn't insulting to other age-groups, and at times, it's fairly dark(and it could be argued that there are hints of adult stuff). The voices, as provided by us Danes, are marvelous, as is quite a bit of the acting. Kaysø and Bank-Mikkelsen with their deep, booming speech are among the perfect casting. Kristensen, though you might not immediately choose him for what who he performs, is, as well. Eje adds a lot of personality through mere grunts and such. Ryskjær and Rolffes deserve mention as well, as Hugin and Munin, the ravens. The characters are reasonably fleshed out, and their traits are instantly recognizable from the source material. The score is excellent, with themes for the various groups, and more often than not, famous pieces, used well. The audience had better at the very least tolerate Quark, because he's there a lot. For my money, the "whisle scene" is rather high up on the list of the most entertaining of that type of thing. The humor varies, and there is silly, cartoon-y, but also clever, laughs herein. There are morals in this, as well, and they aren't heavy-handed. The DVD of this features three trailers, a work-reel and commentary tracks with each director, and they are informative and well worth listening through. I, myself, would jump at the opportunity to watch well-done films about the Norse myths. That doesn't mean this is anything less than masterful. I recommend this to anyone into the stories. 8/10


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Country:

Denmark

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Danish

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (Denmark) See more »

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Valhalla See more »

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DKK40,000,000 (estimated)
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