Swedish cartoon the first film in a franchise

STOCKHOLM — Hollywood-based Swedish actor Peter Stormare will voice one of the characters in the international version of Swedish animated kid pic “Gnomes and Trolls: The Forest Trial.”

Produced by White Shark, the first film in the franchise, “Gnomes and Trolls: The Secret Chamber,” has been sold to 74 countries and will open this fall. “Gnomes and Trolls: The Forest Trial,” which is in post, has been sold to 65 countries.

Both pics were directed by Robert Rhodin who also produced together with Carl Johan Merner.

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