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The Fearless Four (1997)

Die furchtlosen Vier (original title)
The popular children's tale about a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who are on their way to the slaughterhouse when they get a lucky break and escape.


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Credited cast:
Gwendolyn (voice)
Fred, der Esel (voice)
Dagmar Altrichter ...
Samantha, die Eule (voice)
Peer Augustinski ...
Dr. Gier (voice)
Kathleen Barr ...
Wasp #2 / Big Mother Berta / Samantha / Mozart (voice) (as Kathleen Bar)
Hans-Werner Bussinger ...
Platini (voice)
The Baron / The Miller / Platini / Guard #2 (voice)
1st Assistant / Hunter #2 / Dr. Greed (voice)
Tom Deininger ...
Müller (voice)
Michael Donovan ...
The Heir / The Host / Guard #3 (voice)
Hartmut Engler ...
Buster, der Hund (voice)
Christopher Gaze ...
Narrator (voice)
Ranja Helmy ...
Mozar, die Maus (voice)
James Ingram ...
Buster (voice)
Joachim Kemmer ...
Tortellini, der Hahn (voice)


The popular children's tale about a donkey, a dog, a cat and a rooster who are on their way to the slaughterhouse when they get a lucky break and escape.

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Release Date:

5 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bremer Stadtmusikanten  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 9,449 (Germany) (2 January 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story of the movie was very loosely inspired by the folk tale of the Town Musicians of Bremen by Brothers Grimm. See more »


[English version]
[the machine makes animals out of sausages]
Mouse: It's the only way out.
Buster: Through the machine?
[to Tortellini]
Buster: You be our scout - you go first.
Tortellini: Why me?
Gwendolen: Didn't I hear you say you're our leader?
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Life is One Long Rainy Day
Music by Péter Wolf
Lyrics by Ina Wolf
Performed by B.B. King
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My second favourite cartoon film!
15 February 2007 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

My review for the English translation: "The Fearless Four".

Genre: Animated film with talking animals based on "The Musicians Of Bremen" by the Brothers Grimm.

I absolutely adore this film! It has lovely characters, a good story and the songs are well- written.

In this film, four animals meet each other when they escape from their miserable lives and they all love ... music! They are Buster the dog (his songs are done by James Ingrams, Buster sings really well!), Fred the donkey (his singing voice is B. B. King, good voice as well), Gwendolen the cat (she's my favourite and Oleta Adams does SO well with her voice) and Tortillini the cockerel (Zucchero does his singing voice

  • good too).

I love this film for five main reasons.

Reason 1: the songs in this are well-sung and well-written. Reason 2: the characters are lovely, my favourite is Gwendolen the cat (I even like the baddies, but not as much as the goodies). Reason 3: The animation is beautiful, the drawings and the backgrounds. Reason 4: There is an important message in this film. DO NOT TREAT ANIMALS CRUELLY!!! Reason 5: The plot and storyline are well-done, unlike many, many cartoon films' plots.

Oh, and one more thing. Could anyone tell me why this film is so hard to get in English??!! Just a question, because I wasn't able to get this movie on video for about five years.

So, watch it when you can, you won't be disappointed!

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