Captain Bimse

75 min.DK/FeatureAdventureChildren's films, Family films

7-year-old Anna is having trouble sleeping at night. She accidentally left her favourite doll, Sophie, at her family's holiday home, and Anna's parents won't drive all the way to the house to retrieve the doll. Just as Anna is wondering if Sophie feels lonely, she suddenly hears a strange sound. Anna is visited by a small yellow aeroplane named Zanzibar along with its crew: Captain Bimse and the co-pilot Goggeletten. With her trusted teddy bear Mr. Johnson in tow, Anna embarks on a magical rescue mission with Captain Bimse and Goggeletten to save Sophie.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Danish title Kaptajn Bimse
Original title Kaptajn Bimse
Other titles Captain Bimse
Director Kirsten Skytte, Thomas Borch Nielsen
Screenplay Kirsten Skytte, Thomas Borch Nielsen
Producer Pernille Munk Skydsgaard
Director of Photography Thomas Borch Nielsen
Editor Camilla Ebling
Appearances Nanna Marqvorsen, Jesper Asholt, Peter Frödin, Sigrid Kandal Husjord
Production country Denmark
Subtitles No
Audio description No
Production companies 41Shadows Productions
Domestic distribution UIP
International sale 41Shadows ApS / Weysesgade 41 / 2100 København Ø / c +45 3049 0071 / ps@41shadows.dk / www.41shadows.dk
Danish theatrical release 27.06.2019
Comment The film is an adaptation of a children's book by Bjarne Reuter, mixing live action, puppets and animated backgrounds. The two co-directors both have a background in animation and visual effects. Their credits include 'Jewel of the Desert' (2001) and 'Sunshine Barry & the Disco Worms' (2008), both of which Nielsen directed.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte


Production companies 41Shadows Productions
Co-producer Nice Ninja ApS
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, DR, Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Domestic distribution UIP


Direction Kirsten Skytte
Direction Thomas Borch Nielsen


Screenplay Kirsten Skytte
Screenplay Thomas Borch Nielsen


Producer Pernille Munk Skydsgaard
Supervising producer Morten Kaufmann
Post-production assistant Marie Genz


Cinematographer Thomas Borch Nielsen


Editor Camilla Ebling
Assistant editor Fanni Liv Engelbrecht


Bøvernikken Bo Carlsson
Johnson Thomas Borch Nielsen
Hulkemoren (månen) Kirsten Skytte

Visual effects

Concept designer Emil Landgren
Design Nigel Zabiela
3D artist Michael Ungermann
3D artist Nikoline Lind
Compositing Tine Nikali
Compositing Adelsteinn Hallgrimsson


Anna Nanna Marqvorsen
Kaptajn Bimse Jesper Asholt
Goggeletten Peter Frödin
Fedtegreven Sigrid Kandal Husjord
Mor Maj-Britt Mathiesen
Far Jon Lange
Sophie Sidse Babett Knudsen

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