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Peter-No-Tail (1981)

Pelle Svanslös (original title)
Pelle is a cat who was born without a proper tail. He is taken care of by a family living in Uppsala. Without a tail, he becomes the talk of the town among the other cats, and especially ... See full summary »

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Gösta Knutsson (books), Leif Krantz (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mats Åhlfeldt Mats Åhlfeldt ... Pelle Svanslös (voice)
Ewa Fröling ... Maja Gräddnos (voice)
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ... Elake Måns (voice)
Carl Billquist ... Bill (voice)
Björn Gustafson ... Bull (voice)
Wallis Grahn Wallis Grahn ... Gammel-Maja (voice)
Lena-Pia Bernhardsson Lena-Pia Bernhardsson ... Gullan från Arkadien (voice)
Charlie Elvegård Charlie Elvegård ... Laban från Observatorielunden / En råtta (voice)
Åke Lagergren Åke Lagergren ... Murre från Skogstibble / Kalle Huggorm (voice)
Nils Eklund ... Rickard från Rickomberga (voice)
Jan Sjödin Jan Sjödin ... Fritz (voice)
Gunilla Norling Gunilla Norling ... Frida (voice)
Eddie Axberg ... Den tjocka råttan (voice)
Gunnar Ernblad Gunnar Ernblad ... Kråkan (voice)
Kajsa Bratt Kajsa Bratt ... Birgitta (voice)
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Storyline

Pelle is a cat who was born without a proper tail. He is taken care of by a family living in Uppsala. Without a tail, he becomes the talk of the town among the other cats, and especially Måns, who teases him cruelly. Måns' rough and silly courting of Maja Gräddnos does not impress her, since she becomes interested in the kind and gentle Pelle. But Måns won't give up that easy... Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

25 December 1981 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter-No-Tail See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

During a quiz of the annual Spring Dance, the main character is asked what 62 multiplied by 78 equals, his final answer is 5236, but the correct answer is 4836. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two English dubs for this film; one for the UK and another for the US market. The UK dub aired at Christmas during the 1980's. Both have been released on video but not on DVD. See more »

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Edited into Short cuts från Sandrews (1999) See more »

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Säg mjau till livet
Written by Berndt Egerbladh and Leif Krantz
Performed by James Hollingworth
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Touching and funny, a great film for children.
24 October 2002 | by bioscoopzaalSee all my reviews

It's been a while since I last saw this film, as a matter of fact, Pelle Svanslös is one of the first films I saw as a child. The story is about a Pelle, a cat who was born without a proper tail. Of course, Pelle soon becomes the laughing stock of the town, because the other cats think that "he can't be a proper cat if he doesn't even have a proper tail".

Since this is a children's story the film evidently has a moral. Fortunately it isn't overdone, and the message of acceptance and equality is conveyed without having to rely on cheap sentimentality. However, the film is a bit sad at times, mainly because of the abuse Pelle has to take from the other cats. Don't worry though, it all turns out fine in the end.

Still, I cried my our eyes out the first time I saw it. But give me some credit, I was only five years old at the time.


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