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Terkel in Trouble (2004)

Terkel i knibe (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Musical | 2 April 2004 (Denmark)
Torkel is an average teenager whose life takes a turn for the worse when a girl who had a crush on him kills herself and an unknown maniac starts stalking him.


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Credited cast:
Anders Matthesen ...
Terkel / Arne / Jason / Sten / Saki / Johanna / Stewart / Leon / Gunnar / Solveig / Rita (voice)
Kim Mattheson ...
Terkel's Mum / Johanna (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Narrator (voice)
Jason / Saki / Stan
Terkel's Mum (voice)
Terkel (voice)
Fiona / Doris / Girl (voice)
Justin (voice)
Uncle Stewart (voice)


Terkel is a 6th grader, who is responsible for the suicide of the classmate, who's in love with him! Suddenly it's not just his annoying sister and his alcoholic uncle Stewart Stardust he has to deal with, he receives death treats. Only the new teacher, a young handsome and idealistic man, who the class just loves from day one, is able to help Terkel. But then it all culminates in a school trip. Written by Bo Pettermann

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Worst, Animated film, Ever


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Release Date:

2 April 2004 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Terkel in Trouble  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$350 (USA) (9 April 2010)


$10,579 (USA) (7 May 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not only is Leon's (Terkel's father) vocabulary limited to the word "no" - he is always reading the same edition of the newspaper. See more »


Jason: [Gunnar is lying on the ground with an iron bar buried in his forhead] He looks like a fucking giant ice lolly!
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Crazy Credits

Just like in "A Bug's Life" the end credits are intercut with animated "outtakes", featuring narrator Arne as director. See more »


Spoofs Grease (1978) See more »


Written & Performed by Anders Matthesen
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User Reviews

You never know when you need a steel pipe
28 July 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is based on the Special Edition DVD. I've been a fan of Anders since my initial exposure to him. This particular outing is a little different, in that it's one of the few times that he redoes something he's already done in another of the several mediums he's mastered. He did a television version of his radio Christmas calendar, and this is a movie version of an audio story that he put out on CD(which is superior to this). Most of the writing, overall, remains the same, with a bit of the timing lost for some reason, a couple of scenes are moved or excised, and new material, as well. The animation is smooth, high quality and they get a high level of detail. This has stuff for those who have already heard the story, as well as things that are just as much for new viewers. It's fairly well-directed, and though the range of expression is a tad limited, the cool plot gets told nicely enough, whether or not you know it beforehand. There are surprises, and very worthwhile, fresh sequences. For those that don't know, this deals with Terkel, a pre-teen boy who has a fairly regular school- and home-life. Bullying and an angry, out of control, and(in Denmark, anyway) well-known, uncle lead to complications, and that's all I'll say. The tendency is towards the reveals and such being more effective in the original form, but the visualization is always interesting. All of the new music for this is great. The humor is what we're used to from The Duck, with there being aggressive and/or offensive stuff, morbid dark comedy, clever and sometimes goofy jokes and gags. If you're into it, this is hilarious. I don't know if a lot of non-Scandinavians are going to enjoy this as much as we do, and I can't comment on any other voice version than the Danish one(the multi-talent being the sole performer), which is marvelous. The pacing is perhaps somewhat uneven. On the disc is found, after you navigate the unnecessarily annoying menus, various silly extras that go on for longer than the fun of them lasts, including the Stewart Stardust in-character feature commentary track. There is a lot of bloody, gory violence, disturbing content and strong language in this. I recommend this to any and all fans of Matthesen, though definitely listen to the first release of this tale before watching this. 7/10

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