War of the Birds

Fagin is the evil bird of an otherwise idyllic forest. He assaults the nest of two wrens and destroys all their eggs except one that, when hatched, is adopted by an owl (patterned on W. C. Fields). A counter-offensive against Fagin is launched with help enlisted from a seagull named Armstrong, two nice mice and a sparrow. There is romance, too, and a jazzy score goes with this animated ornithology extravaganza.

Film facts

Original Title: FUGLEKRIGEN I KAN√ėFLESKOVEN
Format: FEATURE
Audience: CHILDREN 6+
Running time: 68 MIN.
Year: 1990

Main Credits

Director: JANNIK HASTRUP
Writers: BENT HALLER
Composer: FUZZY
Producer: PER HOLST

Production

PER HOLST FILM (DK)
DANSK TEGNEFILM (DK)

Distribution

DK distribution: NORDISK FILM
World sales: TRUST NORDIC

AWARDS

Cannes International Film Festival / BEST FILM (CANNES JUNIOR) / 1991
Danish Film Academy Award / ROBERT, BEST SOUND / 1991