Cirkeline goes on holiday to Turkey with her artist. Not wanting to stay at home, her little friends, the mice Ingolf, Frederik and Viktor decide to follow her. The mice secret themselves onto grandfather’s ship which is heading south. On board they meet another stowaway, a very bright and fearless little mouse named Ali, who is seeking his fortune in the big, wide world. Before our friends know it, they are embroiled in the adventures of the new mouse and help him find the cheese in the boat. But grandfather is angry: he hates having children on board! Neither the ship’s cook, nor the captain, and certainly not the ship’s cat are on friendly terms with the mice. In the meantime, Ali has a big secret!
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.