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How Thor got his hammer - Scott A. Mellor

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Loki the mischief-maker, writhes in Thor’s iron grip. The previous night, he’d snuck up on Thor’s wife and shorn off her beautiful hair. To fix what he’d done, Loki rushes to the dwarves and tricks them into making gifts for the gods. Wanting to best their smith rivals, the dwarves make a set of golden treasures, including a hammer called Mjolnir. Scott A. Mellor traces the legend of Thor’s hammer.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Scott A. Mellor
  • Director Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Remus Buznea, Kyriaki Kyriakou
  • Composer Utkucan Eken (Playhead)
  • Sound Designer Lister Rossel (Playhead)
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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