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Valhalla (1986)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Dick Kaysø ...
Thor (voice)
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Loke (voice)
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Røskva (voice)
Marie Ingerslev ...
Tjalfe (voice)
Nis Bank-Mikkelsen ...
Odin / Udgårdsloke (voice)
Benny Hansen ...
Hymer (voice)
Olaf Nielsen ...
Rolf (voice)
Thomas Eje ...
Quark (voice)
Claus Ryskjær ...
Ravnen Hugin (voice)
Kirsten Rolffes ...
Ravnen Munin / Røskvas og Tjalfes mor (voice)
Jesper Klein ...
Mimer / Røskvas og Tjalfes far (voice)
Susse Wold ...
Sif / Elle (voice)
Percy Edwards ...
Other voices (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Radost Bokel ...
Roskva (voice)
Hans Clarin ...
Loki (voice)
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Storyline

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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Et eventyr med de nordiske guder baseret på tegneserien "Valhalla". See more »


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10 October 1986 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Valhöll  »

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DKK 40,000,000 (estimated)
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The story of the movie was originally designed by the writers of the comic series. Later, when Jeff Varab joined as director, only Peter Madsen and Henning Kure remained as script writers. Allegedly, the storyline was originally supposed to be more humorous and less high-flown than it turned out. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Excellent work; a bit of a classic
5 May 2003 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

"Valhalla" has become a bit of a Danish classic, for years rating as a key product of Danish children's fiction. Since it was based on a popular Danish comic album series and helped establish a growing cartoon industry in Denmark, it has also achieved some popularity with young film aficionados, resulting for instance in the recent petition campaign for the DVD release of the film.

Having re-watched the film on the video release recently, I have almost exclusively positive remarks for the film. In all parts of the production this is solid work. There is, perhaps, more cuteness than true drama, and the film is left too short to be epic, but these are descriptions rather than criticisms.

Three things struck me as particularly note-worthy about the production: First, the story does well to transport the imagination of the beholder into the world of the old mythology. To that end, I took special note of the opening prologue scene in which a narrator introduces us to the land of the gods and the story that is to begin; it is almost perfectly styled. Second, as a very positive quality to the story in general, the gods of the story are portrayed funnily and full of flaws, bad tempers, etc. Third, the music of the entire film is excellent, balancing the dramatic and light styles elegantly to fit the moods of the film.


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