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English Titles U

Ugly Duckling and Me, The

Original title: Grimme ælling og mig, Den
German title: Hässliche Entlein und ich, Das *
Denmark, 2006

Director: Hegner, Michael & Kiilerich, Karsten
Production company: A. Film, Egmont; TV 2/Danmargmont; (DK) TV 2/Danmark
Co-producers: TV 2/Danmargmont; TV 2/Danmark
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
Animation. Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale about an ugly duckling who turns into a beautiful swan is the subject of this 3D animated comedy. The tale is updated in unorthodox fashion as Ratso, a success-starved rodent impresario tries to persuade everyone that he is the duckling's dad. Ratso and the world's ugliest duckling set off on a perilous journey towards their big breakthrough, but dangerous foes, teenage problems and unexpected paternal feelings lie ahead.

Comments:
Scheduled release: Oct. 2006

Festivals:
Toronto 2006, Buster Copenhagen 2006, BUFF Malmö 2007, Stockholm Junior 2007 (awarded), Leeds 2007, Showcommotion Sheffield 2007, Tel Aviv 2007, Cinemagic Belfast 2007, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2007 (awarded), Cyprus 2007

World sales address/es:
SND Groupe M6 Droits (F)

Sold to:
Mont-Blanc (CH)
Warner Brothers (DE)
Nordisk Film Biografdistr. (DK)