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Tells the beginning of the story of Quark: His birth and how he is thrown out by his parents due to his malicious behaviour.


Henning Nielsen, Karsten Kiilerich (co-director) | 1 more credit »


Carl-Erik Sørensen (story) (as Carl Erik Sørensen), Peter Madsen (characters)


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John Cleese ... Narrator (voice)


A long time ago, in a village of trolls, the little baby troll Quark is born. With his bites, burps and destructiveness he is a pain to his parents, and as soon as he gets old enough they are eager to send him away from home. The way he is literally kicked out of the village and into the sky is the natural starting point for the five additional shorts that were to follow. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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troll | baby | irony | based on comic | See All (4) »


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This short film is one out of six shorts about the character Quark. Apparently, it was planned to make 14 such films, originally contracted by German television. Swan Film Production was shut down not long after the release of the Quark cartoons, due especially to the deficit of the production of Valhalla (1986). See more »


Spun-off from Valhalla (1986) See more »

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Good work; lovely irony
24 May 2003 | by pbnSee all my reviews

In what is surely the best of the six animation shorts about Quark, the troll-like creature from "Valhalla", the animators and writers do well to unite their crafts to tell Quark's story of origin while inspiring plenty of laughs. The animation is not very advanced, but its liveliness and its many fun troll characters make up for a great deal.

A narrator is used here to a much higher degree than in any of the following five films; he tells the entire story assisted only by various sound effects and some lively music. The narration, carried out excellently by Henrik Kofoed in the Danish version, is used for a very specific purpose, namely to tell an ironic tale where pictures are contrasts to the narration. It is this concept that brings me to rate this film highly among not only the six Quarks, but among animation shorts in general.

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December 1987 (Denmark) See more »

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