The Flight Before Christmas

Synopsis: 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.
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
80 min

reindeer in Santa's Flying Forces.

That must be where I get it.

(Oona chuckles)

It was the day after Christmas,

and I went out on my own

looking for moss.

Suddenly, the Flying Forces

landed right in front of me.

Santa's sleigh had broken down.

And what happened then?

That's when I met your dad.

He was a real daredevil,

and once he'd fixed the sleigh,

he took me for a spin.

It was magical!

Flying through the clouds

high above the valley...

... but then he had to leave.

(Niko gasps)

After that, I never saw him again.

If Daddy was so great,

how come he never came

to visit his son?

Well, he never knew Niko here

would be born that very next spring.

Who could know?

But why didn't you go and tell him?

Because he lives

with the Flying Forces in Santa's Fell,

and no one knows the way there.

Don't you miss him?

(scoffs) No. I have one man in my life,

and he's quite enough.

Now, go to sleep, Niko.

Mom, what's Dad's name?

Good night, Niko.

(wolves howling)

(sinister growling)

More bad luck, boss.

No reindeer anywhere.

We need reindeer.

We need food.

I've got an idea, boss.

One word:

Huh? Huh? Huh?

- (Black Wolf groans)

- Reindeer eat moss. We eat reindeer.

I'm simply cutting out the middleman.


Please yourself.

Our luck must change.

Go out there, find food.

Find reindeer.




(Saga laughs)

Crash-landing maneuver.

Never know

when you're gonna need it.

I thought I'd find you here.

What do you have to say

for yourself, young man?

You've got to help me.

I've been making

a fool of myself all morning.

None of that!

It's dangerous out here!

Straight back to Home Valley with you.



Oh, all right.

But only for one minute.

Maybe you don't have to fly.

Maybe you could glide.

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