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Adaptation of Grendel John Gardner 1971 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Grendel Grendel Grendel
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'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.

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