Oswald the monkey

Peter Hausner, Denmark, 2001

12 min.DK/Short fictionChildren's films, Animation

Oswald and his monkey chums leap from tree to tree, chattering away in the sunshine. Life would be wonderful indeed but for the big, bad ape constantly on their backs. One day Oswald has had enough. He says "No!" In a colourful explosion of swaying monkeys and creeping vines accompanied by Pierre Dørge¿s jazzy soundtrack, the monkeys' tale is narrated by a singing troubadour.
Basic information Credits
Original title Aben Osvald
Danish title Aben Osvald
Other titles Aben Osvald - 3 tegnefilm for de yngste
Keywords Children's film, Monkeys
Director Peter Hausner
Based on Efter Egon Mathiesens børnebog af samme navn (1947).
Producer Henrik Veileborg
Director of Photography Trine Laier
Sound Henrik Langkilde, Jesper Bo Nielsen
Composer Pierre Dørge
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Magic Hour Films ApS
Technical info color
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Magic Hour Films
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Peter Hausner


Producer Henrik Veileborg


Cinematography Trine Laier


Music Pierre Dørge


Sound Henrik Langkilde
Sound Jesper Bo Nielsen


Drawings Karsten Mungo Madsen
Drawings Yukiku Sakuhara
Drawings Christian Wickmann
Drawings Lars Rune Jørgensen
Animation Peter Hausner
Animation Karla Nielsen
Animation Trine Laier
Animation Asta Sigurdardóttir


Narrator Povl Dissing

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