CIRKELINE, COCO AND THE WILD RHINOCEROS / CIRKELINE, COCO OG DET VILDE NÆSEHORN
Denmark / Color / 62' / 2018
One day a little girl of color hops off a cocoa box into Cirkeline’s world. Her name is Coco and she looks exactly like Circleen -only she has black skin, curly hair and wears a crown. She is a princess, and she tells Cirkeline that she comes from the country where chocolate grows on the trees. Now, that’s a place Circleen’s two friends, Ingolf and Frederik, would love to visit. Granddad knows Africa like the back of his hand, and so they set off on his airplane, taking Oswald along too: a teeny-weeny, fiery-tempered rhinoceros who’s sick and tired of being bossed around by the big ones. He causes our friends no end of trouble. Cirkeline, Princess Coco and this wild little rhinoceros give us a story of friendship and the trials and tribulations of being the little one.
He was born in Denmark in 1941 and began his career as a musician of jazz, and also involved in pottery. When he turned to film making he was committed to cinema completely in animation, directing movies and teaching his art in several universities. In the 60s and the '70s he directed and made production on about 60 short films while from early 80s has focused on production of feature films.