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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 »


Gösta Knutsson (books), Leif Krantz (screenplay)




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)


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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None of the cats speak until 18 minutes into the film. 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 »


Followed by Peter-No-Tail in America (1985) See more »


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Pelle Svanslös is an excellent Swedish film for children which teaches good values.
26 May 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

The focus on entertainment is so high in most animation films for children that they tend to neglect the educational content.This is one major reason why over a period of time children become bored with animation films.Swedish animation film 'Pelle Svanslös' is a different animation film which not only entertains the children but also educates young adults.It has been directed by Jan Gissberg and Stig Lasseby who depict what happens when some animals especially cats start to behave like human beings ? As a film with a lot of educational content 'Pelle Svanslös' has numerous episodes about cats' interactions with each other.No viewer would remain emotionally untouched by episodes such as a cat wooing other cat, a cat who uses all kinds of dishonest tricks to prevent an intelligent yet unlucky cat to achieve greater glory. Although the cats have major roles in this film,the presence of human beings has not been sacrificed in this film.This might well be considered an excellent reason to watch this film with one's family members.

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Release Date:

21 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peter-No-Tail See more »

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1.37 : 1
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