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
* 1 Plot * 2 History * 3 Subsequent films based on Aukrust\'s Flåklypa universe * 4 Other works inspired * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links
Full-scale replica of Il Tempo Gigante Model of Il Tempo Gigante
In the village of Flåklypa, Lom ,
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 . Sonny
Duckworth) (a cheerful and optimistic magpie). Reodor works as a
bicycle repairman, though he spends most of his time inventing weird
In 1970, Ivo Caprino and his small team of collaborators started work on a 25-minute-long TV special, which would eventually become The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix. The TV special was a collection of sketches based on Aukrust's books, with no real story line. After 1.5 years of work, it was decided that it didn't really work as a whole, so production on the TV special was stopped (with the exception of some very short clips, no material from it has ever been seen by the public), But about one year after the rejection, Ivo Caprino's son, Remo Caprino, got the idea to make the sketches into a full-length film. Kjell Aukrust, Ivo Caprino, Kjell Syversen and Remo Caprino began at that point to write the script for what would later become The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix.
The film is heavily inspired by the birthplace of Kjell Aukrust's father, Lom . The Flåklypa-mountain is a stylized version of a real mountain, where the valley underneath it is named Flåklypa. It is also widely believed that the characters are carricatures of real persons.
The film was made in 3.5 years by a team of approximately 5 people. Caprino directed and animated; Bjarne Sandemose (Caprino's principal collaborator throughout his career) built most of the props, sets and cars and was in charge of the technical aspects of making the film; Ingeborg Riiser designed the puppets and Gerd Alfsen made the costumes and props. Charley Patey was the camera man.
When it came out in 1975,
The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix
The UK release featured the voice of well-known Formula One
The film was first released on DVD in 2001. In 2005 a digitally restored 30th-anniversary DVD was released which featured soundtracks and subtitles in five languages including English.
The movie aired every Christmas Eve in Norway for several years, until a change of channel from NRK to TV 2 changed the airing date to 23 or 25 December. In 2009 it showed on the 25th.
It was released on 8 May 1980 in Australian theaters by Filmways Australia and released in US and Canada on 1981.
SUBSEQUENT FILMS BASED ON AUKRUST\'S FLåKLYPA UNIVERSE
* Gurin with the Foxtail (1998) * Solan og Ludvig - Jul i Flåklypa (2013) * Solan og Ludvig: Herfra til Flåklypa (2015)
OTHER WORKS INSPIRED
In 2000 a computer game based on the film was released. The game was
created by Tyr Neilsen who was Creative Director and in charge of
production at Ingames Interactive until a debilitating accident ended
his video game career. The project was taken over and completed by
Caprino's son Remo, while his grandson Mario was lead programmer. The
lead designer was
Joe Dever . The game was ported to
Norwegian hip-hop duo Multicyde based their 1999 single "Not for the Dough" on a sample from the movie's soundtrack and featured excerpts from the movie in the song's music video. This sample was also used in English boy band Blue 's 2001 single, "All Rise ".
* ^ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_animated_films * ^ http://www.caprino.no/movies/en/flaaklypa.asp * ^ http://www.caprino.no/e/pages/car.html * ^ "WhoSampled.com entry for Multicyde sample from film\'s theme". WhoSampled.com. Retrieved September 14, 2015. * ^ "Music video clip for Blue\'s "All Rise", which samples the film\'s theme". Retrieved September 14, 2015.