On an evening in northern Sweden, during one night when the sun only partially sets, the animated character Dunderklumpen comes from the woods to seek some friends to keep him company. In ...
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On an evening in northern Sweden, during one night when the sun only partially sets, the animated character Dunderklumpen comes from the woods to seek some friends to keep him company. In one man's house, he finds toys belonging to a girl named Camilla and a boy named Jens, and brings them to life, whisking them away to the woods where he lives. This adorable and amusing crew includes a little scaredy-cat lion named Lionel, the demanding Doll, the cute harmonica-playing bear Pellegnillot and the ridiculous Dummy the bunny. Jens, Camilla's brother, sees the kidnapping after hearing the toys' cries for help and follows Dunderklumpen, who is not so quick to surrender his new-found company. They are also followed by Beppe, Jens' father, who is worried for his son traveling alone and is at first unaware of why Jens has run off. He is accompanied by a dutiful bumblebee. As a side plot, Dunderklumpen also has a small locked chest with him that contains a great treasure, and he is pursued by ...Written by
If Australian's are not the most diverse happy moviegoers on the planet I am unsure then who are. DUNDERKLUMPEN was released here in the late 70s and was a success for the matinée tykes and their bewildered older brothers and sisters who must have had to draw on HR PUFNSTUF or PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH flashbacks to see them get through this. Recently in 2007 the Swedish church choir drama SA SOM I HIMMELEN has also hit massive box office, so we must connect somehow with our Arctic kindred spirits literally diagonally through the planet. This 70s hilarious forest bound animated/live pic even had a 'wandering mountain' which somehow stomped about.... I worked in a cinema and we would often sing "ja es Dun-der-klu-mpen' monstering each other with twisted faces in between sessions. Lots of fun. An Australian film called 'Grendel Grendel Grendel" also from the same time was very popular. It was monster dream-time animation too. God help us. Nobody these days believes me that there was a pic called DUNDERKLUMPEN and what it was about, so hooray again for the IMDb that reveals all.
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