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Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981)

This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

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(epic poem "Beowulf"), (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Grendel (voice)
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The Shaper (voice)
Arthur Dignam ...
The Dragon / Beowulf (voice)
Ed Rosser ...
King Hrothgar (voice)
Bobby Bright ...
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Ric Stone ...
Unferth (voice)
Ernie Bourne ...
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Rho Schepisi ...
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Colin McEwan ...
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Alison Bird ...
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Barry Hill ...
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Peter Aanensen ...
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Jack Brown ...
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Julie McKenna ...
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This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

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Grendel'll get you!


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Grendel, Grendel, Grendel  »

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The film was made and released about a decade after its source novel "Grendel" by John Gardner had been first published in 1971. See more »

Quotes

Beowulf: Rodgar...
King Hrothgar: Hrothgar!
Beowulf: Yes, of course. You sit here prehaps. My companions, I see, have made their own arrengements and I... shall sit here: By the door, to protect you all from monsters.
Priest: God protects us from monsters!
Beowulf: Ah! Then it seems he must be falling down on the job, ey? Not to worry. I am here now, to help him out.
Priest: Heresy!
Beowulf: I always say: Never discuss religion or politics over dinner. Bad for the digestion.
Priest: If the monster claims lives it's God's will! You speak heresy!
Beowulf: Heresy is determined by...
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Version of Beowulf & Grendel (2005) See more »

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A feel good Australian animation with depth, design & plot - best animation ever
3 March 2000 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

Grendel, Grendel, Grendel is a truly fantastic animated film based on the monster Grendel in the ancient Beowolf legend. It is one of my all time favourite films. The film is viewed from the point of view of Grendel the monster. He's one of those big, burly, wise, innocent and doomed monsters that legends are made of. The film works on a variety of levels. The visuals are great - bold deep colours. The soundtrack is ultra lounge and very James Bond. The story is wonderful. It is entertaining and deep, funny and sad, and has wisdom and wit thrown in as well. It's never dull, cutesy or mundane. The depth of the story, its smooth and quite referencing to wider stories, legends and theories allows interesting interpretations from a range of perspectives - mythological, historical, or psychoanalytical. It is a feel good movie with depth, design and spark. If you ever get to see the film then make sure you do.


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