'An intelligent, witty animation based on John Gardner's popular novel Grendel, which retells the Beowulf epic. Originally written in 600 AD, the story pits Beowulf, a southern Swedish hero against a terrible monster, Grendel. In this adaptation, as with the novel, the legend is retold from Grendel's viewpoint making his a sympathetic, philosophic monster plagued by greedy, warring, stupid creatures called men who invade his territory and his serenity.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 29/6/2012)
The film was Australia's second full-length animated feature, after 1972's Marco Polo Junior versus the Red Dragon.