|Valhalla The studio Dansk
The Valhalla Movie, 1986
An animated fantasy presenting the Norse gods based on
Thor, the god of thunder, and his companion, Loki, take the two Viking children Tjalvi and Röskva with them across the rainbow bridge to Asgard, legendary
land of the Norse gods. Here the children are put to work as servants to the gods.
But soon Tjalvi and Röskva meet Quark, a naughty little giant child, and together the three children revolt against the gods' tyranny. They run away and build a wooden cottage,
of their own out in the forest.
Unfortunately Thor discovers their hiding place. Wanting to take Quark back to where he came from, he forces the children on a journey to the land of the giants.
Here Tjalvi and Röskva are involved in a fantastic combat between gods and giants - a combat in which the children come to play a crucial role.
The Valhalla movie hit the Danish movie theatre in October 1986. Before that a staff of more than 100 artists had worked hard on the film for 4 years.
The cost: DKR 35 million. (~ 5 million euro).
The movie was an instant hit and for several years it was number 3 on the Danish box office list. Valhalla was awarded the
"Not only is Valhalla the best animated film made in Denmark to this day, it is a true triumph in the history of Danish cinema" Johan Albrechtsen (The Insider)
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