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
Strange Swedish children's film may be cherished by some and bend the minds of others
I have no idea what to say about this film except that it struck me as really strange.
Dunderklumpen, a lonely hobo breaks into a families home and brings several toys to life then carries them off so he won't be alone. The young boy of the house pursues the animated Klumpen into the wilds of Sweden. His father sees the boy running off and pursues his son. Surreal (and potentially mind-bending) adventures follow.
Nothing like laying in bed not feeling well and watching a twisted children's film. A live action film with animated characters this is one of the most bizarre films I've seen in a while. I'm not sure if its the English dub or because I'm not a kid but this film comes off as really weird, and I'm not sure its in a good way (this is definitely not Disney material). There is something about the odd mix of animation and reality that doesn't mesh for me, with some of the exploits of the characters (breaking into the house, setting the fire) seeming to be more dangerous than humorous. It reminds me of the bad "good for you" children's films that I avoided like the plague when I was growing up.
Forgive me there is just something off about this film that I can't put my finger on. Maybe its because I'm not from Sweden or its of a time or a bad dub, but this film gave me the willies more than the sillies. It does have some really good animation which makes me wish it was in a better film. If you want a surreal children's film or some really good animation give it a try. Beyond that you're on your own.
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