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Anchors Up - Boats to the Rescue

English title: Anchors Up - Boats to the Rescue
Original title: Elias og Storegaps hemmelighet
German title: Elias – das kleine Rettungsboot
Norway, 2017

Director: Alsvik, Simen
Production company: Animando AS
Age recommendation: 5 years and up
Length: 75 min.
Film genre: Animation

After a brave rescue mission in stormy weather, a young rescue boat is headhunted by a larger harbor where he realizes that bigger is not always better.  
During a big storm, Elias gets an emergency call from the neighboring  city Big Harbor, asking him to rescue a ship in trouble. Elias succeeds  and is head hunted to Big Harbor leaving his friends behind. But work in  Big Harbor turns out to be much harder than expected. One evening Elias  has a run-in with a local gang and discovers that they are mining an  illegal precious metal, which emits electromagnetic waves that affect  the weather. Elias will soon find out that what he needs most to be able  to expose the mining operation is the help of his old friends…  

Marketing strategies:
Sequel to "Elias and the Royal Yacht" (2007) and "Elias and the Hunt for the Treasure in the Sea" (2010)

Nordic Filmdays Lübeck 2017, Belmont CFF 2018, TIFF Kids Toronto 2018, La Matatena CFF Mexico City 2018, Haugesund IFF 2018 (awarded), Bremen CFF 2018, Cinemagic Belfast 2018

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Sola Media (DE)

Sold to:
Svensk FI (NO)
Pathé (NL)
Polyband (DE)