LEGENDS OF VALHALLA - THOR

HETJUR VALHALLAR - ÞÓR

By Óskar JÓNASSON, Gunnar KARLSSON, Toby GENKEL

CAOZ LTD. - as PROD

Animation - Completed 2011

An over confident teen with a magical weapon and a handful of imperfect gods join forces against an evil queen and her army of giants.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • ICELAND, GERMANY, IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Óskar JÓNASSON, Gunnar KARLSSON, Toby GENKEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Fridrik ERLINGSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Hilmar SIGURDSSON (CAOZ Ltd.), Arnar THORISSON (CAOZ Ltd.), Emely CHRISTIANS (Ulysses), Moe HONAN (Magma Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • The young blacksmith THOR lives happily with his single mother in a peaceful little village. The legend says he is the son of Odin, the King of the Gods. THOR dreams of greatness – honour, respect and everlasting fame and his true heroes are the warriors go to Valhalla when killed in battles. By sheer accident – or perhaps by fate – the most powerful weapon in the world, the hammer Crusher, ends up in the hands of THOR. Because of the legend of THOR being the son of Odin the villagers believe that the terrifying giants will never attack them. But they are awfully mistaken. An army of giants crushes the village and among others, they kidnap THOR‘s good friend Edda. He sets out to save his friend with the hammer Crusher.
      It is however, not only the giants they have to fight since there is an evil plot brewing against the Gods. Odin sits idly in his throne with his right hand woman, the goddess Freyja. There he feasts on the sacrifices from men and watches as his army of soldiers becomes bigger by each warrior loosing his life on the ground. Suddenly the sacrifices become smaller, the army of Valhalla soldiers stops growing and everyone goes hungry for lack of food. The reason for this is the collaboration of Hel – the evil Queen of the Underworld and Thrym – the King of the Giants. Together they have plotted to take over Valhalla and become the rulers of all. They storm the world of men and freeze everyone they come by, so they become prisoners of the Underworld. The only thing missing in their plot is the most powerful weapon in the world, Crusher, who they desperately need to get a hold of.
      When THOR sets off to challenge Thrym he reckons he can easily take down the simple minded Giants with the pure power of Crusher. Thrym turns out to be not as stupid as he looks; he tricks THOR who faces a horrible death. By a miracle Edda just barely manages to help him out of Jotunheim on THOR‘s flying chariot. Crusher is however, left behind with the giants.
      At this point all seems lost. Hel has gotten her hands on Crusher and has weakened Odin and his army. It seems that she will conquer all. She conjures up a terrible blizzard that slowly covers the earth, freezing all living things. While marching on their way to Valhalla to challenge Odin, Hel and the giants come across Edda and THOR trying to flee from the evil queen‘s power. THOR manages to get away by jumping into the terrifying River of Swords, but Edda isn‘t as lucky and Hel manages to freeze her.
      When THOR comes up for air he is inside Hel‘s cave full of frozen warriors, farmers, women and children. At the same time Hel and the giants prepare to duel Odin to the death in Valhalla and THOR realizes that to save his friends, the Gods and the World of Men he must get the self acclaimed magical hammer Crusher back. When all seems lost, help comes from the unlikeliest of places.
    • Partners & financing
    • CAOZ (IS)
      Ulysses (DE)
      Magma Productions (IRL)
      Icelandic Film Centre
      Eurimages
      Nordic Film & TV Fund
      Nordmedia
      Hamburg Film Fund
      Irish Film Board
      Titan Investment
      Media
    • Production schedule
    • 2009-2011
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