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The Flight Before Christmas

Original title
Niko - Lentäjän poika (Niko & The Way to the Stars)
Running time
75 min.
Finland Finland
Hannu Tuomainen, Marteinn Thorisson
Stephen McKeon
Co-production Finland-Denmark-Germany-Ireland; Cinemaker Oy / Anima Vitae / A. Film / Animaker / Europool / Magma Films Ltd. / TV2 Danmark / Ulysses / Universum Film (UFA) / The Weinstein Company / Yleisradio (YLE) / ZDF Tivi
Animation. Adventure. Kids
Synopsis / Plot
A reindeer boy named Niko dreams about flying like his father, whom he has never met. Despite suffering from severe vertigo, he sneaks out of his home valley to take flying lessons from Julius, a rare member of a Finnish family of flying squirrels.
2009: European Film Awards: Nominated for Best Film Animated
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