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Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981)

This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Director:

Alex Stitt (as Alexander Stitt)

Writers:

Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), John Gardner (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Ustinov ... Grendel (voice)
Keith Michell ... The Shaper (voice)
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... The Dragon / Beowulf (voice)
Ed Rosser Ed Rosser ... King Hrothgar (voice)
Bobby Bright Bobby Bright ... (voice)
Ric Stone Ric Stone ... Unferth (voice)
Ernie Bourne Ernie Bourne ... (voice)
Rho Schepisi Rho Schepisi ... (voice)
Colin McEwan Colin McEwan ... (voice)
Alison Bird Alison Bird ... (voice)
Barry Hill Barry Hill ... (voice)
Peter Aanensen Peter Aanensen ... (voice)
Jack Brown Jack Brown ... (voice)
Julie McKenna Julie McKenna ... (voice)
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Storyline

This is an animated story covering the ancient legend of Beowulf, as narrated in a Monty Pythonesque way by Grendel himself, the "monster" in the legend.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Grendel'll get you!


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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grendel, Grendel, Grendel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Alex Stitt performed a number of roles on this picture. Stitt was the screenwriter, the production designer, a producer, a designer and the director. Stitt's directorial credit states "Designed and Directed by Alex Stitt". See more »

Quotes

Beowulf: Rodgar...
King Hrothgar: Hrothgar!
Beowulf: Yes, of course. You sit here prehaps. My companions, I see, have made their own arrengements and I... shall sit here: By the door, to protect you all from monsters.
Priest: God protects us from monsters!
Beowulf: Ah! Then it seems he must be falling down on the job, ey? Not to worry. I am here now, to help him out.
Priest: Heresy!
Beowulf: I always say: Never discuss religion or politics over dinner. Bad for the digestion.
Priest: If the monster claims lives it's God's will! You speak heresy!
Beowulf: Heresy is determined by...
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Connections

Version of Animated Epics: Beowulf (1998) See more »

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A feel good Australian animation with depth, design & plot - best animation ever
3 March 2000 | by hippyheidiSee all my reviews

Grendel, Grendel, Grendel is a truly fantastic animated film based on the monster Grendel in the ancient Beowolf legend. It is one of my all time favourite films. The film is viewed from the point of view of Grendel the monster. He's one of those big, burly, wise, innocent and doomed monsters that legends are made of. The film works on a variety of levels. The visuals are great - bold deep colours. The soundtrack is ultra lounge and very James Bond. The story is wonderful. It is entertaining and deep, funny and sad, and has wisdom and wit thrown in as well. It's never dull, cutesy or mundane. The depth of the story, its smooth and quite referencing to wider stories, legends and theories allows interesting interpretations from a range of perspectives - mythological, historical, or psychoanalytical. It is a feel good movie with depth, design and spark. If you ever get to see the film then make sure you do.


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