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Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt (movie)

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Peter-No-Tail in Americat
(Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt)
Directed byStig Lasseby
Jan Gissberg
Written byStory:
Leif Krantz
Release date
  • 14 December 1985 (1985-12-14) (Sweden)
Running time
78 min.

Peter-No-Tail in Americat (Swedish: Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt) is a 1985 Swedish animation based on stories about the tail-less cat Pelle Svanslös by Gösta Knutsson. The cartoon is a sequel to the 1981 cartoon Peter-No-Tail. It is known in Sweden for its extremely surreal content.

Plot[change | change source]

Peter-No-Tail (Pelle Svanslös) is a cat without a tail. He was bit off by a rat when he was a kitten. He compensates for this by studying hard. Much to the dismay of his arch-rival Magnus (Måns), he earns a high university degree that few cats in the university town of Uppsala, Sweden, have got. In the movie, he is visited by his American relative Pelle Swanson. He invites him to visit his new home country, the United States, in the movie called Americat. There everything is bigger; even the rats are much fatter.

Main scope[change | change source]

The movie is mainly about what happens to someone from another country who is not used to the life in a big city. Nevertheless, Peter-No-Tail is still a kindhearted cat to everyone, even if the other cats are not nice to him. Everything seems possible in America, even the prospect of finally having a proper tail and a sweetheart to call one's own.

Elements[change | change source]

The movie has many surreal elements. When Peter encounters large ghetto-rats that try to eat him, the famous church of Uppsala turning into a huge cat, and a Native American cat that uses magic to give him a long, golden tail, earning him the nickname of "Peter Gold-Tail."

Cast[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Pelle Svanslös i Amerikatt (1985) – Svensk Filmdatabas". Retrieved 2018-09-20.

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