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Animated Epics: Beowulf (1998)

Director:

Yuri Kulakov

Writers:

Anonymous (epic poem "Beowulf"), Murray Watts
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Complete credited cast:
Derek Jacobi ... Narrator (voice)
Joseph Fiennes ... Beowulf (voice)
Timothy West ... Hrothgar (voice)
Anna Calder-Marshall ... Queen Wealtheow (voice)
Michael Sheen ... Wiglaf (voice)
John Castle ... Hygelac (voice)
James Greene ... Peasant (voice)
Michael Feast ... Unferth (voice)
Nicholas Woodeson ... Aschere (voice)
Robert Blythe Robert Blythe ... Wulfgar (voice)
Wayne Forester Wayne Forester ... Slave (voice)
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Country:

Russia | USA | UK

Language:

English

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Both have a connection to Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" franchise. Joseph Fiennes who voiced Beowulf worked with Liv Tyler who played Arwen (Aragorn's love interest) in Bernardo Bertolucci's film "Stealing Beauty" and Michael Sheen who voiced Wiglaf worked with Orlando Bloom who played Legolas in "Lord of the Rings" in Ridley Scott's "Kingdom of Heaven." See more »

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Mostly the Poem
6 September 2009 | by wordsmith_57See all my reviews

Considering how many cinematic versions exist for Beowulf, amazingly enough this 30 minute animated version is about the only one to cover the epic poem correctly. For those desiring to see the poem come to life, this would be the choice. It covers the fight with Grendel and the Dragon most true to the poem. Don't be swayed by golden-covered actresses or Scottish hunks--this animated version swiftly, though a bit surrealistic at times, covers the great monster story. The animation is a bit sketchy and rough at times, but the narration is quite well done. This is an especially helpful version for showing to students or for those wanting a quick version of the classic tale.


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