Image courtesy of Typpo Creative Lab
Cartoon Netwrok Latin America is partnering with three Chilean animation studios, Punk Robot, Niño Viejo and Typpo, to create a series of shorts titled "The Legend of Zeta & Ozz" that will play across their platforms. Punk Robot and Niño Viejo will be specializing in animation, while Typpo Creative Lab will be working on the show’s script.
Punk Robot became the first Latin American company in any category to win an Academy Award. They won best animated short for their film "Bear Story" at the 2016 Academy Awards.
The Legend of Zeta & Ozz was the Winner of the “Best TV Series Project” Disney Award at the MIFA Pitching Sessions, Annecy Animation Festival and Market in 2015.
The new series tells the story of a friendship between an egotistic fox and a childish, yet enthusiastic bear. They try to become immortalized as legends by making everything a challenge and trying to complete them with often unexpected results.
You can read more at Variety.
Disney Pixar’s 'Coco' Premiering in Mexico for Dia de los Muertos before Worldwide Premiere in November
Image courtesy of Disney
Pixar's newest movie, 'Coco', is set to premier across Mexico on October 27, just in time for Dia de los Muertos, before premiering worldwide on November 22. The film had a world premiere in Morelia, Mexico at the Morelia International Film Festival on October 20, where it was well received with tears and applause.
On why Disney decided to make the unprecedented move to give Mexico a culturally significant early release, Dave Hollis, president of theatrical distribution at The Walt Disney Studios, said, “It’s quite unusual but the movie is so much a love letter to the country of Mexico. It’s a celebration of the family, of Mexico’s culture, of its music. It just felt like the right thing to do.”
Focusing on Mexico is a smart business move as well. Mexico is expected to receive the film well, with a large youth population that favors animated films and Mexico being a top-10 animation market for Disney.
The film follows Miguel, a young aspiring musician, who defies his family's wishes of becoming a shoe-maker. He finds himself in the Land of the Dead and needs to find a way back. The film stars an all-Latino cast, including the voice talents of Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, and Edward James Olmos.
Read more at Variety.