Helsinki, Finland – August 21, 2013
Animation Feature Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble to the victory in Tokyo Kinder Film Festival
Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble won the Grand Prix of the best film in feature section in Tokyo Kinder Film Festival. The award was selected by their kinder jurors. As the film is the winner of the Grand Prix it also means that Niko 2 will be screened at the upcoming big event Tokyo International Film Festival (17-25 October 2013).
Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble is an European co-production. Niko 2 was not only nominated in four different categories for Finnish movie awards, but also the main producers Anima Vitae and Cinemaker were nominated for Cartoon Movie Tributes as the best European animation producer.
Niko’s success in Japan is a great opportunity for animation studio Anima Vitae’s Asia-strategy. In July 2013 Anima started a joint venture animation studio, AnimaPoint, in Kuala Lumpur with a local, award-winning studio, Creative Media Point.
Animation studio Anima Vitae is best known for the movie Niko – The Way to the Stars / The Flight before Christmas in USA. It was released in 2008 and sold to 118 countries. The sequel, Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble, was released in Finnish cinemas October 12, 2012. www.anima.fi