The Ugly Duckling and Me!

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The Ugly Duckling and Me!
Directed byMichael Hegner
Karsten Kiilerich
Written byMark Hodkinson
Karsten Kiilerich
Michael Hegner
Music byJacob Groth
Edited byThorbjørn Christoffersen
Virgil Kastrup
Per Risager
Distributed byMagma Films (United Kingdom)
M6 Films, Futurikon (France)
Release date
6 October 2006 (Denmark)
14 February 2007 (France)
8 February 2008 (United Kingdom)
Running time
90 minutes
United Kingdom
Box officeUnknown

The Ugly Duckling and Me! (Danish: Den grimme ælling og mig, French: Le vilain petit canard et moi) is a 2006 Danish-British-French animated film directed by Michael Hegner and Karsten Kiilerich.[1] Intended for a family audience, it is a modern adaptation of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen. The Yorkshire Post described it as a "feel good" film for family audiences.[2] It also won an award at the China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival. The film initially premiered in Denmark on October 6, 2006.

The film is based on a television series of the same name. The series chronicles the adventures of a swan named Ugly and his adoptive father, a rat named Ratso.


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