Niko 2 - family affairs

Kari Juusonen, Jørgen Lerdam, Finland, 2012

76 min.FeatureChildren's films, Animation

A young reindeer boy Niko - who we know from the story of "Niko & The Way to the Stars" - has always lived with just his Mom Oona, Secretly, Niko wishes that his Mom and his hero Dad, Prancer, one of the world famous Santa¿s Flying Forces, would reunite and that they could all live happily together like a "normal" family. One day Oona tells Niko some surprising news: She has met a guy, an ordinary reindeer guy called Lenni. He and his little son Jonni will be moving in! Niko¿s world is rocked: Not only will he not be the only child anymore, but he has to live with, and look after this new, little cutie-cute step-brother - not exactly Niko's dream life... After being upset about how sweet everybody thinks Jonni is, Niko takes the little kid to play hide-and-seek in the woods. While playing, Niko can't help but think how much better life would be if Jonni would just simply disappear. And then..... It happens!
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Niko 2 - Lentäjäveljekset
Danish title Niko 2 - De flyvende brødre
International titles Little brother, big trouble: A christmas adventure
Other titles Niko 2
Director Kari Juusonen, Jørgen Lerdam
Screenplay Marteinn Thorisson, Hannu Tuomainen
Producer Antti Haikala, Petteri Pasanen, Hannu Tuomainen
Editor Antti Haikala
Sound Aza Hand
Composer Stephen McKeon
Production designer Mikko Pitkänen
Production country Finland, Denmark, Germany, Ireland
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S, Nordisk Film Biografdistribution
Danish theatrical release 01.11.2012
Cinemas Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Gladsaxe Bio, Herlev Teaterbio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Park Bio, Ballerup, CinemaxX, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner samt 61 biografer i provinsen inkl. Færøerne. Vist i 3D i udvalgte biografer.
DFI subsidy Minor
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company A. Film Production
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S, Nordisk Film Biografdistribution


Direction Kari Juusonen
Direction Jørgen Lerdam


Screenplay Marteinn Thorisson
Screenplay Hannu Tuomainen


Producer Antti Haikala
Producer Petteri Pasanen
Producer Hannu Tuomainen
Co-producer Emely Christians
Co-producer Ralph Christians
Co-producer Anders Mastrup
Line producer Moe Honan
Line producer Maite Woköck

Electrical dept.

Lighting Francois Lorain


Editor Antti Haikala


Composer Stephen McKeon

Production design

Production designer Mikko Pitkänen
Art director Kustaa Vuori
Art director Florian Westermann


Sound designer Aza Hand
Sound mixer Steve Fanagan
Sound mixer John Fitzgerald
Dialogue editor Michelle McCormack
Foley artist Eoghan McDonnell
Foley mixer Jean McGrath
Sound assistant Colm Mullally


Armas Kari Hietalahti
Raavas Juha Veijonen
Spede Kari Ketonen

Visual effects

Digital compositing Johannes Hezer


Rigger Karsten Friis Nielsen
Animation John Coomey
Animation Dave McEvoy
Animation Antti Ripatti

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Anmeldelse BT Niels Lind Larsen 2012-11-01
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2012-11-01
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2012-11-01
Anmeldelse Information Iben Albinus Sabroe 2012-11-01
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Katrine Sommer Boysen 2012-11-01
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Soeren Vinterberg 2012-11-01