“Wicked Flying Monkeys” debuts at third place in Mexican box Office
“Wicked Flying Monkeys” debuts at third place in Mexican box Office
Mexico City, 15 April, 2015 Wicked Flying Monkeys (Guardianes de Oz), Ánima Estudios’ first feature-length CGI movie took the third place at the Mexican box office in its opening weekend. The story of Ozzy - a most unconventional flying monkey who refuses to serve Eveline, the wicked witch – proved to have a lot of appeal with the Mexican public. Distributed by Videocine and featuring the voices of Susana Zabaleta, Loreto Peralta, Raul Araiza and Jorge ‘el Burro’ Van Rankin, Wicked Flying Monkeys reinforces the public’s appreciation for Ánima Estudios projects; all recent Anima releases have debuted in the top 3 in their opening weekends, with Leyendas de las Momias de Guanajuato taking # 2 at the BO, Leyenda de la Llorona taking the # 2 spot and Top Cat: The Movie taking the #1 spot. ‘It gives us great satisfaction to see such enthusiasm from the public. It was an extremely competitive weekend at the box office and the result is extraordinary,’ said Alberto Mar, the film’s director. Ánima Estudios, the soul of imagination.
Wicked Flying Monkeys premieres in Russia
Wicked Flying Monkeys premieres in Russia
Mexico City, 26 March 2015 With Wicked Flying Monkeys, Ánima Estudios once again demonstrates the world-class quality of its productions. Its eleventh film will be launched today in Russia, the first in a long list of countries – soon to be announced! – in which the film will be shown. Top Film is in charge of distribution in Russia and will launch 400 copies. ‘We are very proud, and happy with the international reception the film has received. The response of different distributors around the world has been extraordinary: the top quality, technique and narrative of the project have been widely recognized, to the extent that distributors have decided to bet big on the film, and invest heavily in its distribution,’ commented Fernando De Fuentes S., the film’s producer. Wicked Flying Monkeys is the studio’s first 3D (CGI) full-length, and tells a story based on the well-known books about the world of Oz. Jorge R. Gutiérrez (The Book of Life, 2014) was responsible for the original idea and character design; Alberto Mar (Top Cat, 2011) directed. This full-length tells the story of Ozzy, a very unconventional flying monkey, who does not want to serve Eveline, the evil witch, blindly. This decision leads him set off into the magical and very dangerous world of Oz in search of the legendary Guardians, so that they will help him defeat the witch. On his journey, he meets Gabby, a small and irreverent apprentice witch who will accompany him on this extraordinary adventure. In Mexico it will be distributed by Videocine and will feature the voices of Susana Zabaleta, Loreto Peralta, Raul Araiza and Jorge “el Burro” Van Rankin. It will be launched in Mexico on 10 April. Ánima Estudios, the soul of imagination.
Big voices for big Characters in “Wicked Flying Monkeys”
Big voices for big Characters in “Wicked Flying Monkeys”
Mexico City, March 28 2015 Susana Zavaleta, Loreto Peralta, Raúl Araiza and Jorge “El Burro” Van Rankin lend their voices to the magical characters of “Wicked Flying Monkeys”, an original fantasy adventure, full of suspense, comedy and action. It shows the never-before-seen dark side of the Kingdom of Oz. ‘It was really fun. This was the first time that I’ve work in an animated film. It isn’t easy, because you only have your voice to act with, but it’s really fun to watch how you make the character come to life,’ commented Loreto Peralta, the youthful actress who lends her voice to Gabby, a somewhat impertinent witch. After working together on programs like “Hoy” and “Miembros al Aire”, Raúl Araiza and Jorge “El Burro” Van Rankin play Yicky and Gak, a pair of flying monkeys with the faces of… dummies. ‘It was a great opportunity. It’s not the sort of work I often do,’ Araiza observed, ‘but I’m happy with it, and I’d like to do more.’ Jorge “El Burro” Van Rankin confessed that ‘I’d never done dubbing before, but I’d always wanted to live this experience. Although I normally do things for adults, doing things for kids was exciting. I have a daughter now and I love the idea of her watching and listening to it with me.’ After twelve years of releasing films in traditional animation, this is Ánima Estudios’ eleventh production and first feature-length in 3D animation (CGI). Distributed by Videocine, this story will be premiered across Mexico on 10 April. Ánima Estudios, the soul of imagination.