!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> Streamline Training & Documentation: "Nico and the Way to the Stars"

Monday, October 27, 2008

"Nico and the Way to the Stars"

As reported today in the International Edition of Helsingin Sanomat, a feature-length animated film called "Niko - Lentäjän Poika" ("Niko — Flying Boy" aka "Nico and the Way to the Stars") "won both the main prize and the audience prize at the Cinekid International film, television and new media festival for children and young people held in The Netherlands during the weekend."

As summarized in the International Movie Database, "Nico and the Way to the Stars" tells the story of a "reindeer boy named Niko [who] 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."

You can see a sampler of scenes from the film in the video below. (The dialogue is in Finnish.)