The illustrator and author Kjell Aukrust (1920-2002) was born in Alvdal, Norway. He has portrayed the bustling life of his home village in a personal and colorful way in a number of books. In his crazy parodies of village newspapers, “Folk og Fe" and "FlåklypaTidende", Aukrust created a most original cast and characters
in both his text and illustrations, with the countryside where he grew up as the setting.

We are talking national heritage here. His brilliant work has already laid the foundation for three animated feature films:
"Pinchcliffe Grand Prix" (Flåklypa Grand Prix) from 1975, "Gurin with the Foxtail" (Solan, Ludvig og Gurin med reverompa) from 1998 and
"Solan og Ludvig - Jul i Flåklypa" from 2013.

Director is back directing his second movie in the series, where we follow the characters in a crazy race between two nearby villages.
Who manages to transport the precious cheese cargo in the least amount of time? The contenders can only travel when the sun is up!
It´s going to be a close race, that´s for sure!

This movie has been hand animated during the course of many months, the result is simply magical.

Together with a vast team of skilled animators, the classic town of Pinchcliffe (Flåklypa) has come to life again. Aurkrust´s characters are heartwarming.
Qvisten Animation show craftsmanship at a superior level. Be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes footage from the previous movie.
All the sets where located in a large storage building, meticulously shot frame-by-frame by DOPs Morten Skallerud and Jenna Hansen.

The teaser is a taste of things to come. I´ll be working on the main feature too, more details concerning that will come at a later date.

The previous movie was a huge box-office hit in Norway. I am sure this will be popular too!

Check out the awesome teaser!

Credit shortlist:
Production Company: Maipo Film , Qvisten Animation, Aurkruststiftelsen
Producer: Cornelia Boysen , Ove Heiborg , Synnøve Hørsdal
Screenwriters: Kjell Aukrust
Cinematographers: Morten Skallerud , Janne Hansen
Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes
Colorist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Full credits:
IMDB (coming)

Feature release: 25.12.2015
Camera: Canon DSLR (Stop motion)
Aspect: 1:85:1
Duration: approx. 80 minutes

Post-production gear:
Offline: Adobe Premiere
Online: Autodesk Smoke , Adobe After Effects
Grade: Da Vinci Resolve (MAC)
Audio: Digidesign Protools
Mastering: DVS Clipster

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