View Full Version : New feature: The ugly duckling and me!

09 September 2006, 05:54 PM
Hi Cgtalkers.

Thought i'd take a minute to introduce our upcoming feature, based on H. C. Andersens fairytale The Ugly Duckling, it was recently shown on Toronto Film Festival and was very well recieved there, and sold right away to the Canadian market, so that makes the number of countries it'll show 22. So here's some stills and links to the teaser and trailer. Hope you enjoy!

"It’s true that Hans Christian Andersen didn’t have a “Me” in his unforgettable fairytale, but this is more than just the story of the Ugly Duckling. This is a family film full of the Ugly Duckling’s exciting escapades as he was growing up.

Ratso, the rat, ends up being the only parent Ugly can find. You see, the poor rat just happened to be there when the little guy’s egg hatched and he found himself forced to take on the responsibility. So Ratso takes on both roles of mother and father leaving him a bit confused. Of course, it’s not like Ratso didn’t have enough on his plate already being on the run from a gang of nasty city rats and surrounded by hostile poultry in the inhospitable countryside. When his cousin, a comedian cat with a ventriloquist act who takes orders from his puppet, gets involved, life gets even stranger. And as Ugly develops - going through his awkward stage, meeting his first love, and experiencing the rollercoaster of emotions in growing up – the odd pair form a solid familial bond."

And you can find the trailer on the official homepages: ( (

A bit more background information about the feature:

The Ugly Duckling and ME!

Status: Completed

Release: 9/9 Toronto International Film Festival

6/10 DK GRAND PREMIER – Imperial Bio

Sold territories: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, France, Benelux, Brazil, Chezh Republic, Ex-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Indonesia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, China, Thailand, Mexico, Canada, Korea

09 September 2006, 01:45 PM
Wow your project seems to be very great, it is similar to those we see in theaters! like dreamworks films! But will you put your full length movie online soon too ? The teaser is great but it would be more fun to see it all ! Well great gob!

And oH! I really dont know why Im the only one who posted something....

*Sorry for my 'great' english.:D

09 September 2006, 11:03 PM
Hey Jonathan, it will open in the theatres in Canada sometime soon...thanks for the nice feedback.

(i've been naughty and posted in the cgnews section aswell..more replies there)



09 September 2006, 07:00 AM
looked good to me. so it a theater release. nice work man. keep it up. :applause::applause::applause:

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