Flåklypa Grand Prix (released under the English title "Pinchcliffe Grand Prix") is a Norwegianpuppet film, directed by Ivo Caprino. The 1975 film is based on the literary characters of Norwegian author Kjell Aukrust. A puppet is any controlled character, whether formed by a shadow, strings, by the use of a glove, by direct mechanical contrivance (for example a cable-controlled figure for film or TV) or electronic guidance (such as a radio or infrared remote controller). ... Ivo Caprino (b. ... 1975 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Kjell Aukrust (March 19, 1920 – December 24, 2002 in Alvdal) was a Norwegian author, poet and artist. ...
The movie is about Reodor Felgen, and his friends Ludvig and Soland who decide to create a racecar, Il Tempo Gigante to compete against the wicked racecar driver Rudolf Blodstrupmoen. Il Tempo Gigante has a spinning radar, which turns out to be useful when Blodstrupmoen starts engaging in smoke warfare during the race. The car also has an extremely big engine, and looks like it is made mostly out of gold.
As of 2004, it is the most widely seen Norwegian film ever. 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
In 2001 a computer game based on the film was released. The development of the game was led by Mario Caprino, Ivo Caprino's grandson, who worked as lead programmer. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... A lead programmer is a software engineer in charge of one or more software projects. ...
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The result was The PinchcliffeGrandPrix, which stars Theodore Rimspoke and his two assistants, Sonny Sonny Duckworth, a cheerful and optimistic bird, and Lambert, a nervous, pessimistic and melancholic hedgehog.
Caprino directed and animated, Bjarne Sandemose (Caprino's principal collaborator throughout his career) built the sets and the cars, and was in charge of the technical side, Ingeborg Riiser modeled the puppets and Gerd Alfsen made the costumes and props.
When it came out in 1975, The PinchcliffeGrandPrix was an enormous success in Norway, selling 1 million tickets in its first year of release.
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