Why different? Who cares, just buy one!
Last year, we co-produced with Anima Vitae, Cinemaker and Magma Films an originally Finnish project "Niko - Lentäjän poika," internationally released as "Niko and the Way to the Stars," in the US as "Flight Before Christmas." We did most all of the animation and a whole lot more, and are pretty pleased with the film. It was seen by 9.35 million viewers when it aired last December on CBS and CW domestically, and is currently in release in theaters in Germany as "Niko - Ein Rentier hebt ab" where it runs in nearly 400 cinemas and has been seen by over 200,000 in the past two weeks, which is a lot!
Here are the US and Dutch covers! Have a look up close - they are actually similar yet completely different! I wonder why this is - I guess it is a rights issue between the distributors.
I can only hope that everyone buys the film, if only to see what they missed by the cutting of 27 minutes for the US airing!