Animation

Niko & The Way to the Stars

Niko - Lentäjän Poika

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Young reindeer Niko is being raised by his single mother, but he knows his Dad is a member of Santa’s legendary Flying Forces – the coolest reindeers around! He has never met his Daddy, though, and everybody laughs at his attempts to fly, since he keeps on falling down. When a herd of hungry wolves, led by the evil Black Wolf, attacks the reindeer herd, Niko feels responsible and heads off on a desperate, dangerous mission through icy blizzards and across wild terrain to find his father. Accompanied by Julius, a clumsy flying squirrel, who has nurtured the boy since he was a baby, they save the life of sassy young singing weasel Wilma...

This fun-filled fairy-tale for the whole family about reindeer Niko and his friends was released successfully all over the world.

Festivals: Oulu Children’s IFF, Cinekid, Cinemagic Ireland, Espoo Cine

    Key Information

  • Computer
  • 2008
  • 01:18:00
  • Germany
  • Anima Vitae, Cinemaker in coproduction with Ulysses, A. Film, Magma Films
  • Made for Cinema
  • General Audience, age 4-7, age 8-13, age 0-3, Family with Children 0-3, Family with Children 4-7, Family with Children 8-15

    Cast & Crew

  • Michael Hegner and Kari Juusonen
  • EMELY CHRISTIANS, ANDERS MASTRUP, RALPH CHRISTIANS
  • JANA BOHL, IRENE SPARRE HJORTHØJ, MOE HONAN
  • Hannu Tuomainen and Marteinn Thorisson

    Topics

  • Fiction/Drama

    Language versions

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • French

Awards

  • European Film Academy (2009)

    European Film Awards (nominated) Best Animated Feature Film
  • Cinekid - Internationaal film-, televisie- en nieuwe mediafestival voor de jeugd (2008)

    Cinekid Awards (won) Jury Prize (Best Film)
    Cinekid Awards (won) Audience Award
  • Oulu International Children's Film Festival (2008)

    Oulu International Children's Film Festival awards (won) Achievement in Directing (C.I.F.E.J. Award - Special Mention)

Trailer/Screener

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    • Nico_Trailer.mp4
    • Trailer, English
    • 00:01:32

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