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Peter-No-Tail (1981)

Pelle Svanslös (original title)
Pelle is a cat who was born without a proper tail. He is taken care of by a family living in Uppsala. Without a tail, he becomes the talk of the town among the other cats, and especially ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mats Åhlfeldt ...
Pelle Svanslös (voice)
Ewa Fröling ...
Maja Gräddnos (voice)
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ...
Elake Måns (voice)
Carl Billquist ...
Bill (voice)
Björn Gustafson ...
Bull (voice)
Wallis Grahn ...
Gammel-Maja (voice)
Lena-Pia Bernhardsson ...
Charlie Elvegård ...
Laban från Observatorielunden / En råtta (voice)
Åke Lagergren ...
Murre från Skogstibble / Kalle Huggorm (voice)
Nils Eklund ...
Rickard från Rickomberga (voice)
Jan Sjödin ...
Fritz (voice)
Gunilla Norling ...
Frida (voice)
Eddie Axberg ...
Den tjocka råttan (voice)
Gunnar Ernblad ...
Kråkan (voice)
Kajsa Bratt ...
Birgitta (voice)
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Pelle is a cat who was born without a proper tail. He is taken care of by a family living in Uppsala. Without a tail, he becomes the talk of the town among the other cats, and especially Måns, who teases him cruelly. Måns' rough and silly courting of Maja Gräddnos does not impress her, since she becomes interested in the kind and gentle Pelle. But Måns won't give up that easy... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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25 December 1981 (Sweden)  »

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Peter-No-Tail  »

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During a quiz of the annual Spring Dance, the main character is asked what 62 multiplied by 78 equals, his final answer is 5236, but the correct answer is 4836. See more »

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Version of Pelle Svanslös (1997) See more »

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Säg mjau till livet
Written by Berndt Egerbladh and Leif Krantz
Performed by James Hollingworth
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An Obscure Classic!
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whilst other children of my generation were enthralled by Disney movies, I was busy watching a very obscure Swedish gem known as "Peter No Tail." To this day, felines have always been my favorite creatures, and as a wee girl I had a bit of an obsession with them. Yeah. So obviously this little film caught my interest, way back when Stop and Shop (as you can tell I'm a New Englandah), had movie rentals! Not to mention the rarest ones such as this! Peter No Tail is a unique story of a family who want to adopt a cat. The local farmhand's cat had just given birth to a litter of kittens, and he was selling them. But alas, nobody would adopt Peter, the kitten who was, uh, lacking in the tail department. Finally, a family take him in, give him a cute little cap to wear and green bow-tie and everything! It's a cute and offbeat look at how Peter tries to win the heart of the cat community, despite their scoffing at him and his tail lackage (is that a word?). He competes with a nasty cat named Max, and his sidekicks, Bill and Bull, in a sort of athletic decathlon and to win the heart of a lovely feline female. It's a tad bit dated, but considering the fact that it's a 25 year old flick, it's still wonderful today and I still own a copy...somewhere.


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