Peter-No-Tail in America is a 1985 Swedish animated feature film directed by Gösta Knutsson.


Peter-No-Tail (Pelle Svanslös) is a cat without a tail, being bit off by a rat when he was a kitten. He compensates for this by studying hard, and much to the dismay of his arch-rival Magnus (Måns), he receives a high university degree that few cats in the university town of Uppsala, Sweden, have obtained. In the movie, he is visited by his American relative Pelle Swanson, who 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.

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.

The movie has many surreal elements, as 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."


Character Original UK Dub US Dub
Pelle Svanslös/Peter-No-Tail Erik Lindgren Susan Sheridan Cam Clarke
elaka Måns/Mans/Max Ernst-Hugo Järegård Jeff Harding Bill Capizzi
Maja Gräddnos/Maya Silknose/Molly Creamnose Ewa Fröling Sián Rivers Unknown
Bull Björn Gustafson Neill Conrich Bill Capizzi
Bill Carl Billquist Jonathan Keeble Robert Axelrod
en råtta/a rat Eddie Axberg Unknown Tom Wyner
Lodjuret/Lynxen/Old Bearcat Jan Nygren William Roberts Mike Reynolds
Filadelfia-Fille/Philadelphia Philly Mille Schmidt Stephen Lyons Robert Axelrod

Additional Voices[]

  • Original: Lena-Pia Bernhardsson (The gold from Arcadia), Nils Eklund (Rickard from Rickomberga), Charlie Elvegård (Laban from Observatorielunden), Åke Lagergren (Murre from Skogstibble), Hans Lindgren (Preschool Like The Cat, Building Like The Cat), Gunilla Norling (Frida), Agneta Prytz (Gammel-Maja), Jan Sjödin (Fritz), Stellan Skarsgård (Peter Longtail)
  • United Kingdom: Sián Rivers, Jonathan Keeble, Neill Conrich, William Roberts, Frank Rozelaar-Green, Stephen Lyons, Hywel Bishop, Angharad Davies, Elizabeth Peerce, Mathonwy Reeves

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