- Valhalla (film)
name = Valhalla
director = Peter Madsen
writer = Peter Madsen
Henning Kure Niels Søndergaard
Dick Kaysø Preben Kristensen
Niels Grønlykke Jan-Erik Sandberg
distributor = Metronome
released = flagicon|Denmark
October 10, 1986
runtime = 76 minutes
language = Danish
budget = DKK40 million (estimated)
amg_id = 1:121172
imdb_id = 0094238
"Valhalla" is a Danish animated feature film released in October 1986 by Metronome. Based on volumes one, four and five of the
Interpresse/Carlsen comic book series, it was directed by Disney animator Jeffrey J. Varaband cartoonist Peter Madsen.
Jeffrey J. Varabwalked out of the project late in production, due to arguments with a new production management. On the final release version, Peter Madsen, who had drawn the comic books and been the film's artistic supervisor, is credited as director, and Jeffrey J. Varab, who had originated the project with his partner Jakob Stegelmannand trained most of the animators, is credited as co-director.
The project ran into severe financial difficulties and was passed on between studios before finally ending up in the hands of
Swan Film, a company run by two previously convicted heroin-dealers. At the time of its release, it was Denmark's most expensive film ever, having cost around 40 million kroner. No Danish film has ever gone as much over budget as "Valhalla".
The Danish release version of the film features the voices of
Dick Kaysø, Preben Kristensen, Laura Broand Marie Ingerslev, but the film was actually animated to an English languagesoundtrack featuring the voices of a primarily non-Danish cast.
Box Office and Aftermath
In spite of selling more tickets than any other Danish film in 1986, its heavy cost inevitably made it a box-office failure. Swan Film made six spin-off short films for television featuring Quark, the troll character in both the books and the film, before eventually closing down.
However, four animators and one producer prior to completing "Valhalla" regrouped and formed a new company,
A. Film A/S, which to date is Denmark's most successful animation studio, producing frequent artistic triumphs and box-office hits.
List of animated feature-length films
* [http://www.afilm.dk A. Film's Official Site, with info on Valhalla]
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