Checkered Ninja 2


Original Title

Ternet Ninja 2



Animation comedy 


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86 min incl end credits (24fps) / 82 min 33 sec 15 frs (25 fps)


Domestic release:

19.08.2021 Nordisk Film Distribution


Production Company

A.Film Production A/S, Sudoku ApS, Pop Up Production ApS



Trine Heidegaard

Anders Mastrup



Anders Matthesen



Anders Matthesen

Thorbjørn Christoffersen


In CHECKERED NINJA 2, we again follow the boy Alex and Checkered Ninja on a frantic hunt for the villain from the first movie Phillip Eppermint. Because Eppermint manages to evade a prison sentence in Thailand, CHECKERED Ninja comes alive and seeks out Alex. Together, and with Alex’s entire family, they now have to go to Thailand to bust Eppermint. Alex and Checkered Ninja are swooped up into a dangerous mission, where their friendship sometimes comes under intense pressure.

The Team

Thorbjørn Christoffersen


Thorbjørn Christoffersen (Denmark) was born in 1978 and graduated from The Animation Workshop in 2000. He’s been working in the animation industry ever since, as an animator and storyboard artist. 

He debuted in 2004 as a director on the domestic hit movie, ‘Terkel in Trouble’. He’s since then directed 4 animation feature films, the latest being Checkered Ninja 2, set to premiere August 19th 2021. Read more

Anders Mastrup


Anders Mastrup co-founded A. Film Production in 1988. Since then he has produced some of the best loved and highest grossing Danish and European 

animation features like ‘Help! I’m a Fish’ (2000), ‘Terkel in Trouble’ (2004), ‘ Asterix and the Vikings’ (2005), ‘Niko and the Way to the Stars’ (2008), ‘Olsen Gang gets Polished’ (2010), ‘The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear’ (2017) and ‘Checkered Ninja’ (2018). Read more

Trine Heidegaard


Trine Heidegaard is an independent animation producer with 20 years of experience in the European animation industry and runs Pop Up Production 

which mission is to develop and produce animated content to various platforms together with very strong and visionary directors. Trine Heidegaard has produced and co-produced some of the most successful feature films in Denmark like Checkered Ninja (2018), The Incredible Story Of The Giant Pear (2017) and Ronal The Barbarian (2011). Read more

Anders Matthesen


Anders Matthesen is a comedian, actor, writer and director. During the years he has created and featured in a number of animations and features. 

Among these are the animation comedy ’Terkel in Trouble’ (2004) in which Matthesen did all the voice work. His feature film debut came with the comedy ’What Goes Around’ (2009) which he both directed, wrote and played the leading role in. In 2018 Matthesen is directing the animation ’Ternet Ninja’, which is based on a children's book written by himself. Read more

Director's statement

Anders Matthesen
We take our well-established universe and gallery of characters from Checkered Ninja (1) to the next level in a road movie that contains crime story elements and a ticking clock. Moving the action to Thailand is a challenge but also has lots of visual opportunities. The family journey gives the audience an identifiable experience. The crime story is far more dangerous for Alex, with more at stake.

Two major themes permeate the film: one shows that it’s not about what you look like, but what you have inside you. C. N. is afraid his new body with red hearts makes him look like a girl. Little Honey Bee surprises C.N. by being the one to save the day.

The second theme is C.N.’s idea that the goal justifies the means. Alex teaches C.N. the importance of the process over the result, of camaraderie and of being a decent person.
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