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Top Cat and his gang are heading back to the big screen
Top Cat and his gang are heading back to the big screen
Mexico City, Mexico on July 12, 2015

Anima Estudios and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced Top Cat’s return to the big screen with a story that will show the beginning of his friendship with Benny the Ball, and the adventures that would lead them to create their infamous and beloved gang.
Top Cat Begins will be produced by Ánima Estudios and distributed in Mexico by Warner Bros. Pictures. Andrés Couturier (Kung Fu Magoo, Teenage Fairytales Dropouts, Wizards and Giants) will be directing the film, with Fernando De Fuentes S. and José C. García de Letona producing.
The film will be done entirely in CGI animation, which will allow the audience to experience the gang’s world like never before. It’s the 12th feature film produced by Ánima Estudios.
“Top Cat Begins is the most ambitious project in our studio’s history and the one with the most international potential,” said Fernando De Fuentes S., Chairman of Ánima Estudios.
In 2011, Ánima produced the first feature to showcase these characters: Top Cat: The Movie, which became the highest grossing Mexican film in 2011, seen by more than 2.5 million people and breaking opening weekend box-office records. Moreover, the movie was successfully released theatrically in more than 25 countries.

“We’re sure that Top Cat Begins will surprise and entertain those who grew up watching the TV series and also those who will meet these wonderful characters for the first time,’ added José C. García de Letona, Executive Vice President of Ánima Estudios.
Top Cat Begins The birth of one of the most remarkable and beloved gangs in entertainment is a mystery that has been kept unanswered for generations, until now....
After Top Cat and Benny the Ball meet for the first time, their adventures together will take them to Spook, Fancy-Fancy, Brain and Choo-Choo… and Officer Dibble, whose heart will always be divided between justice and his love for the gang.
Top Cat Begins will reveal the origins of everything we know and love about these classic heroes, through their first adventure before becoming a team.
Who would’ve thought that these six cats, with such different unique and offbeat personalities, plus a few shortcomings to say the least, would be able to stand up to the meanest mobsters of New York City?

"El Chapulín Colorado" is back
"El Chapulín Colorado" is back
Mexico City, 8 July 2015 Starting June 26, “El Chapulín Colorado” will be back on TV screens, this time in an animated version. After working for seven years on the successful series “El Chavo”, Ánima Estudios teamed up with Televisa and Grupo Chespirito to bring back Roberto Gómez Bolaños’ iconic character. Directed by Alberto Mar and Eric D. Cabello, this unconventional hero tries to save the city from the evil plans of different villains. “Working on the animated series of “El Chapulín Colorado” is a great responsibility, because El Chapulín is a well-loved and well-known character. At the same time, however, it is fun and exciting to recreate and expand the universe of this superhero who is always ready to face up to any adversity, even if he is only nimbler than a tortoise, stronger than a mouse and nobler than a lettuce,” said director Alberto Mar. “Animating “El Chapulín Colorado” was a big challenge, from the graphic development up to the animating process itself. The team has managed to replicate the spectrum of expressions that Chespirito used in the original version. It is an extraordinarily ambitious project, with just one goal: to make a great series that everyone can enjoy,” observed co-director Eric Cabello. Accompanied by new characters, the El Chapulín will use his famous weapons: ‘chiquitolina’ pills, his paralyzing trumpet, and, of course, his special hammer, the ‘chipote chillón’, in order to emerge victorious. With transmissions in Mexico every Sunday at 10am on Channel 2, and repeats on Channel 5 at 2pm every Friday, from the 31 July fans young and old will be able to enjoy new adventures of this very special hero. Ánima Estudios, the soul of imagination.
The Legend of the Mummies of Guanajuato: prizewinner at the 2015 CANACINE Awards
The Legend of the Mummies of Guanajuato: prizewinner at the 2015 CANACINE Awards
Mexico City, Mexico on July 8, 2015 Yesterday, the animated movie The Legend of the Mummies of Guanajuato was recognized during the 2015 Canacine awards, their eleventh installment. With more than 2,300,000 spectators, this Ánima Estudios feature length managed to come fourth in the national box office for 2014. ‘We are very proud and grateful for this recognition from Canacine. On our side, we will continue in our commitment to impulse the growth of the industry, not only in Mexico but in all of Latin America,’ said Fernando De Fuentes S., President of Ánima Estudios. ‘This prize, for which we are deeply grateful, is a testament not only to the work of the director Alberto Rodriguez (director of The Legend of the Mummies of Guanajuato) and of Ánima Estudios and its talented team, but also of all those people who make animation in Mexico.’ With this third film in the Legends saga, the adventures of Leo San Juan, Teodora and the little sugar skulls have proved to be one of Mexican audiences’ favorites. This success likewise confirms Ánima Estudios position as Latin America’s biggest and most important animation studio. Ánima Estudios, the soul of imagination.