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The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
(Norwegian: Flåklypa Grand Prix) is a Norwegian stop motion-animated feature film directed by Ivo Caprino. It was released in 1975 and is based on characters from a series of books by Norwegian cartoonist and author Kjell Aukrust. It is the most widely seen Norwegian film of all time, having sold some 5.5 million tickets since its release to a population which currently numbers just over 5 million.[2]Contents1 Plot 2 History 3 Subsequent films based on Aukrust's Flåklypa universe 4 Other works inspired 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit]Full-scale replica of Il Tempo GiganteModel of Il Tempo GiganteIn the village of Flåklypa, Lom, Gudbrand Valley
Gudbrand Valley
(En. Pinchcliffe), the inventor Reodor Felgen (En. Theodore Rimspoke) lives with his animal friends Ludvig (En. Lambert) (a nervous, pessimistic and melancholic hedgehog) and Solan Gundersen (En
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Bergen
Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland
Hordaland
on the west coast of Norway. At the end of the first quarter of 2016[update], the municipality's population was 278,121,[1] and the Bergen
Bergen
metropolitan region has about 420,000 inhabitants. Bergen
Bergen
is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometres (180 sq mi) and is on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on Byfjorden, 'the city fjord', and the city is surrounded by mountains; Bergen
Bergen
is known as the 'city of seven mountains'. Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are on islands
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Filmways
Filmways, Inc. (also known as Filmways
Filmways
Pictures and Filmways Television) was a television and film production company founded by American film executive Martin Ransohoff, and Edwin Kasper in 1952.[1] It is probably best remembered as the production company of CBS’ “rural comedies” of the 1960s, including Mister Ed, The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, and Green Acres, as well as the comedy-drama The Trials of O'Brien, the western Dundee and the Culhane, the adventure show Bearcats!, the police drama Cagney & Lacey, and The Addams Family
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The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Christmas
(also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a resident from " Halloween
Halloween
Town" who stumbles through a portal to " Christmas
Christmas
Town" and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences. Danny Elfman
Danny Elfman
wrote the songs and score, and provided the singing voice of Jack. The principal voice cast also includes Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Ken Page, Paul Reubens, and Glenn Shadix. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Christmas
originated in a poem written by Tim Burton in 1982, while he was working as an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation
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Hockenheimring
Coordinates: 49°19′40″N 8°33′57″E / 49.32778°N 8.56583°E / 49.32778; 8.56583 Hockenheimring
Hockenheimring
Baden-WürttembergLocation Am Motodrom, Hockenheim, Baden-Württemberg, GermanyTime zone GMT
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Niki Lauda
Andreas Nikolaus "Niki" Lauda (born 22 February 1949) is an Austrian former Formula One
Formula One
driver and a three-time F1 World Drivers' Champion, winning in 1975, 1977 and 1984. He is currently the only driver to have been champion for both Ferrari and McLaren, the sport's two most successful constructors. He is considered by some as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. More recently an aviation entrepreneur, he has founded and run two airlines ( Lauda Air
Lauda Air
and Niki). He is also Bombardier Business Aircraft brand ambassador. He was also a consultant for Scuderia Ferrari
Scuderia Ferrari
and team manager of the Jaguar Formula One
Formula One
racing team for two years. He is currently working as a pundit for German TV during Grand Prix weekends and acts as non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team
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Murray Walker
Graeme Murray Walker, OBE (born 10 October 1923) is an English semi-retired motorsport commentator and journalist. He provided television commentary of live Formula 1
Formula 1
coverage for the BBC
BBC
between 1976 and 1996, and for that of ITV between 1997 and 2001. During his 23-year run as full-time commentator, Walker became known for his animated enthusiasm, authorative voice and uttering would-be-famous comical blunders - dubbed “Murrayisms” by fans - during live races
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NRK
NRK
NRK
(an abbreviation of the Norwegian: Norsk rikskringkasting AS, generally expressed in English as the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) is the Norwegian government-owned radio and television public broadcasting company, and the largest media organisation in Norway. NRK
NRK
broadcasts three national TV channels and three national radio channels on DVB-T, cable, satellite, IPTV and DAB. It also runs several digital radio stations. All NRK
NRK
radio stations can be heard on the website, NRK.no, which also offers an extensive TV service
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TV 2 (Norway)
TV 2 is the largest commercial television broadcaster in Norway. Its headquarters are located in Bergen. TV 2 began test broadcasting on 13 November 1991, and a year later, it was officially launched on 5 September 1992. In 1992, TV 2 A/S was admitted as full active member of the European Broadcasting Union. As is common with television (and cinema) in Norway, most foreign-language shows are subtitled in Norwegian, not dubbed (with a notable exception being children's programmes). Since 2012, TV 2 is owned by one of its co-founders, the Copenhagen-based Scandinavian media company Egmont Group.Contents1 TV 2 HD 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksTV 2 HD[edit] TV 2 started broadcasting in high-definition on June 25, 2009. Initially, the channel was only available on the terrestrial RiksTV platform
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Cinema Of Australia
The Australian film industry has its beginnings with the 1906 production of The Story of the Kelly Gang, the earliest feature film ever made. Since then, many films have been produced in Australia, a number of which have received international recognition. Many actors and filmmakers started their careers in Australian films, a large number of whom have acquired international reputations, and a number of whom have found greater financial benefits in careers in larger film producing centres, such as in the United States. The first public screenings of films in Australia
Australia
were in October 1896, within a year of the world's first screening in Paris by Lumière brothers. The first Australian exhibition took place at the Athenaeum Hall in Collins Street, Melbourne, to provide alternative entertainment for the dance hall patrons
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Joe Dever
Joseph Robert Dever,[1] also known as Joe Dever
Joe Dever
(12 February 1956 – 29 November 2016)[2][3] was a British fantasy author and game designer. Originally a musician, Dever became the first British winner of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Championship of America in 1982. He first created the fictional world of Magnamund in 1977 as a setting for his Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. In 1984, he released the first book of the Lone Wolf series of young-adult gamebooks, and the series has since sold over 11.5 million copies worldwide (as of September 2014)
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Nintendo DS
The Nintendo
Nintendo
DS,[b] or simply DS, is a dual-screen handheld game console developed and released by Nintendo. The device went on sale in North America
North America
on November 21, 2004. The DS, short for "Developers' System" or "Dual Screen",[3] introduced distinctive new features to handheld gaming: two LCD
LCD
screens working in tandem (the bottom one featuring a touchscreen), a built-in microphone, and support for wireless connectivity.[4] Both screens are encompassed within a clamshell design similar to the Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance
SP. The Nintendo
Nintendo
DS also features the ability for multiple DS consoles to directly interact with each other over Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
within a short range without the need to connect to an existing wireless network
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Koenigsegg CC
The Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
CC was the prototype for the CC8S sports car made by the Swedish automaker Koenigsegg. Overview[edit]2000 Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
CC prototypeWork on the car started in 1994, Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
wanted to build a supercar that could exceed all standards set by the McLaren F1
McLaren F1
at the time, and go over the 386 km/h (240 mph) set by the F1 in 1997. The Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
CC prototype was inspired by the McLaren F1
McLaren F1
and the Ferrari F40. The car was initially painted silver was then painted black when the new dihedral helix synchro actuation doors were fitted to the car and then was painted in its current colour. Other two prototypes included the white European spec prototype which was produced in 2000 and the other was a pre-production version of the CC8S
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Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
Automotive AB (Swedish: [ˈkøːnɪɡsɛɡ] ( listen)) is a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance sports cars, based in Ängelholm, Skåne County, Sweden.Contents1 Company 2 History2.1 Prototypes and production 2.2 Factory history 2.3 Attempted purchase of Saab3 Models3.1 List of models4 Records 5 Awards 6 References 7 External linksCompany[edit] Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
CCXThe company was founded in 1994 in Sweden
Sweden
by Christian von Koenigsegg, with the intention of producing a "world-class" supercar. Many years of development and prototyping led to the company's first street-legal production car delivery in 2002. In 2006 Koenigsegg
Koenigsegg
began production of the CCX, which uses an engine created in-house especially for that vehicle
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Hip-hop
Hip hop
Hip hop
or hip-hop is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx
Bronx
in New York City
New York City
during the late 1970s. The origins of the word are often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx.[1][2][3][4][5] While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music (also called rap),[6] hip hop is characterized by nine elements, however only four elements are considered most necessary to understand hip-hop musically. The main elements of hip-hop consist of four main pillars
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