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The Ugly Duckling and Me! (2006)

This modern version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale is charming. Ratso is a streetwise chancer of a rat whose theatre show is struggling. Then he finds an egg that hatches a mutant ... See full summary »

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (fairytale), Michael Hegner (story) | 3 more credits »
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan C. Jones ... Ratso / Frank (voice)
Paul Tylak ... Wesley (voice)
Anna Nugent ... Phyllis (voice) (as Anna Olson)
Gary Hetzler Gary Hetzler ... Stan (voice)
Danna Davis Danna Davis ... Chickens (voice)
Barbara Bergin Barbara Bergin ... Esmeralda (voice)
Michelle Read Michelle Read ... Peep Olga (voice)
Hilary Cahill Hilary Cahill ... Daphne (voice)
Kim Larney Kim Larney ... Baby Ugly (voice)
Hillary Kavanagh Hillary Kavanagh ... Pox (voice)
Laurann Rabbitt Laurann Rabbitt ... Lou (voice)
Aoife Murray Aoife Murray ... Emmy (voice)
Liz Lloyd Liz Lloyd ... Fox, Swan #2 (voice)
Aileen Mythen Aileen Mythen ... Jessie (voice)
Justin Gregg Justin Gregg ... Teen Ugly (voice)
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Storyline

This modern version of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale is charming. Ratso is a streetwise chancer of a rat whose theatre show is struggling. Then he finds an egg that hatches a mutant swan. Ratso soon sees the potential of showing Ugly as a freak. But things go awry when rodent heavies appear... Written by Anonymous

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show | egg | swan | rat | wedding | See All (38) »


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France | Germany | Ireland | UK | Denmark

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English | French | German | Danish

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

El patito feo y yo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£29,621 (United Kingdom), 8 July 2007, Limited Release
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Ugly hatches out of his egg and jumps onto Ratso's head is a shot-for-shot parody of the scene in Alien (1979) where the Facehugger jumps out of its egg and latches onto Kane's face. See more »

Goofs

In the end, when Ratso wears the tie, there's a few shots that he has no tie at all. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Ratso: My name is Ratso!
Baby Ugly: Mama!
Ratso: Ratso!
Baby Ugly: Mama!
Ratso: [shouting] Say Ratso, damn it!
Baby Ugly: Damn it!
[Ratso groans, Baby Ugly repeats "Damn it!" several times]
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Spoofs Alien (1979) See more »

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Worst animation I've ever seen in the theater.
9 June 2016 | by flavia_cjSee all my reviews

Even if you have never seen, you already realize that a movie is bad when there is no specialized criticism about the movie on Rotten Tomatoes, and when there are only 5 comments (6 now with me) in the IMDb, the majority written 10 years ago.

Well, I'll be as sincere as possible: This film is insufferably, unbearably bad. One of the worst animation I've ever seen. I think only "Titanic's animated movies" and "Food Fight" overcomes this. I unfortunately watched it with my dear father some 10 years ago, in a period that I didn't have the habit of reading reviews on the internet before venturing into the theater. In short, my father lost his money and we lose almost two hours of our lives that no longer return.

The story is so forgettable, the characters are so generic that one hour after the end, you will forget all about the movie. I can only remember a ridiculous scene in a generic amusement park (or something like that) and the ugly duckling turning teenager in a blink of an eye.

Take my advice: preserve your time. If you have not watched this thing yet, feel happy: you have lost nothing.


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