Elias: The Little Rescue Boat (Norwegian: Den lille redningsskøyta Elias) is a children's book published in Norway in 1999. It was later adapted into an animated television show and two movies.
The television show originally ran from 2005 to 2008. As of 2013, 39 episodes of the children's show have aired with a further 52 episodes planned to be broadcast on NRK Super starting in 2014.
The first movie was released in 2007 titled "Elias og kongeskipet" ("Elias & The Royal Yacht"), and the second in 2010, "Elias og jakten på havets gull" ("Elias & The Treasure Of The Sea").
The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue has adopted Elias as their mascot.
The book and the animations all revolve around a cast of anthropomorphic items such as cars, boats, and houses.
Elias and the Royal Yacht (Norwegian: Elias og kongeskipet) was released in 2007 and directed by Espen Fyksen and Lise I. Osvoll. This film featured the voices of, among others, Per Christian Ellefsen and Ane Dahl Torp.
Elias and the Treasure of the Sea (Norwegian: Elias og jakten på havets gull) was released in 2010 and directed by Lise I. Osvoll. This film features the voices of, among others, Atle Antonsen and Dennis Storhøi. In this movie, the little rescue boat Elias and all his friends are looking forward to the annual fishing season, but industrial fishing vessels are threatening to destroy the livelihood of the entire village.