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The Flight Before Christmas (2008)

Niko - lentäjän poika (original title)
A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olli Jantunen ...
Niko (voice)
Hannu-Pekka Björkman ...
Julius (voice)
Vuokko Hovatta ...
Wilma (voice)
Vesa Vierikko ...
Musta Susi (voice)
Jussi Lampi ...
Räyskä (voice)
Risto Kaskilahti ...
Rimppa / Uljas (voice)
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Essie (voice)
Juha Veijonen ...
Raavas (voice)
Puntti Valtonen ...
Hirvas (voice)
Elina Knihtilä ...
Oona (voice)
Juulia Rönkkö ...
Saaga (voice)
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Aarre Karén ...
Isoisä (voice)
Arttu Hämäläinen ...
Poropoika 1 (voice)
Ilmari Huhtala ...
Poropoika 2 (voice)
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Storyline

A reindeer boy named Niko dreams about flying like his father, whom he has never met. Despite constant mocking from others, he sneaks out of his home valley to take flying lessons from Julius, a flying squirrel. Written by jcsmarchesi

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An all-new holiday movie about Santa and his little helpers!


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Release Date:

10 October 2008 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The Flight Before Christmas  »

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€6,100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In earlier drafts, Niko was named Rusty. He was also called Pietu and/or Pyry. See more »

Goofs

When Wilma is singing into the Reindeer Bar, we can see Dasher's horns passing through the baguettes hanging on the ceiling. The mistake is visible in six shots while the song is playing. See more »

Quotes

Rimppa: I don't want to sound gushy or anything, but I want you to know...
Essie: Yes?
Rimppa: I would never eat you.
Essie: That's... sweet.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits: 21.858 liters of beer were consumed during the making of this movie! See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #40.15 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaipaan sua
Written by Kieran McEvoy
Finnish lyrics by Annamari Metsävainio
Performed by Vuokko Hovatta
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User Reviews

 
Great Movie
25 July 2010 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

This is excellent movie. This film tells us about dream. Especially, how great it is to have a dream that you want so badly. And, I think it's great to have a super father that can make you dream higher to be in the future. This film also speaks not to give up your dream even though there are many obstacles. And it also speaks that you don't live by yourself in this world. I do catch the Christmas spirit (though I never celebrate it anyway). It's that Christmas will be so much wonderful day ever when we spend it with people who love us and we love them back as well. In the end, this movie "Niko & The Way to The Stars" is really great after all. Worthwatching!


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