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Phillip Adams (producer)
Alexander Stitt (producer)
Greg Terry (associate producer)
Alexander Stitt (screenplay)
Satori (1981) (USA)
is an Australian Grendel Grendel Grendel animated film based on John Gardner's novel and starring Grendel Peter Ustinov. It was released in 1981.
Written, directed and designed by designer
Alexander Stitt, this was the second full-length fully animated film ever made in Australia (coming after 1972's ). Marco Polo Junior Versus the Red Dragon
Like Gardner's novel, the film is a retelling of part of the epic poem
from the monster Grendel's point of view. Grendel (voiced by Ustinov) is by turns a thoughtful and contemplative character and a rampaging monster who attacks the Beowulf mead hall of an early Danish kingdom, biting the head off of one would-be defender.
The music was composed and conducted by
Bruce Smeaton and has been released on the 1M1 Records label.
References [ edit ]
^ David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p312
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