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Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure (2012)

Niko 2 - lentäjäveljekset (original title)
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Set right before Christmas, Niko the reindeer must deal with his mom getting re-married and his being tasked with looking after his little stepbrother.

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Kari Juusonen, Jørgen Lerdam (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Carlson Erik Carlson ... Niko (voice)
Mikko Kivinen Mikko Kivinen ... Julius (voice)
Vuokko Hovatta Vuokko Hovatta ... Wilma (voice)
Aarre Karén Aarre Karén ... Topias (voice)
Elina Knihtilä Elina Knihtilä ... Oona (voice)
Riku Nieminen Riku Nieminen ... Lenni (voice)
Juhana Vaittinen Juhana Vaittinen ... Jonni (voice)
Juha Veijonen Juha Veijonen ... Raavas (voice)
Katariina Kaitue Katariina Kaitue ... Valkoinen susi (voice)
Pertti Koivula Pertti Koivula ... Pomo (voice)
Kari Ketonen ... Spede (voice)
Jukka Rasila Jukka Rasila ... Eetu (voice)
Petri Manninen Petri Manninen ... Tane (voice)
Peik Stenberg Peik Stenberg ... Hirvas (voice)
Kari Hietalahti ... Armas / Tervas (voice)
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Storyline

On Christmas Eve, Niko the young reindeer must find his little brother who has gone missing. But in order to save Christmas, it's going to take a lot of help from Niko's friends in order to save the day. While on his epic journey to save his brother, Niko learns the importance of friendship and family, in this heartwarming Holiday tale that all ages will enjoy. Written by Lionsgate Marketing

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Small things come in big packages


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Country:

Finland | Germany | Denmark | Ireland

Language:

Finnish

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure See more »

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Budget:

€7,350,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Third Finnish 3D film; all of them have been animated films. See more »

Quotes

Topias: It's probably best if the reindeer who knows where he's going leads the way.
[Walks into a tree]
Topias: Step aside, sir. Can't you see we're in a hurry?
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Follows The Flight Before Christmas (2008) See more »

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All About Us
Written by The Veronicas & Josh Alexander
Performed by t.A.T.u.
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An enjoyable and visually great animated film.
8 December 2015 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

This has recently been on SKY movies in the UK under the name 'The Magic Reindeer'.

It follows a young reindeer who is searching for his brother who has been kidnapped. It's a fairly standard tale but is illuminated by some good characters and some gorgeous animation. Unlike many animated tales we are thankfully spared any really annoying characters.

There are some genuinely funny moments to go with the usual animated adventure. Rather surprisingly for an animation it does cover the issue of parent separation which I found a bit strange in a children's film, however I don't necessarily think this is a bad idea.

I really enjoyed this film and more importantly so did my children who are after all the target audience. An animated film that deserves a wider audience.


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