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.
Magic and adventure come to cinemas on april 10 with "Wicked Flying Monkeys"
Magic and adventure come to cinemas on april 10 with "Wicked Flying Monkeys"
Wicked Flying Monkeys is an original fantasy adventure, full of suspense, comedy and action. It shows the never-before-seen dark side of the Kingdom of Oz. Susana Zavaleta, Loreto Peralta, Raúl Araiza and Jorge “El Burro” Van Rankin lend their voices to all of the story’s magical characters. Following an original idea and character designs by Jorge Gutiérrez (The Book of Life, 2014), and directed by Alberto Mar (Top Cat: The Movie, 2011), this feature-length movie tells the story of Ozzy, a very unconventional flying monkey, who does not want to blindly obey Eveline, the evil witch. This decision leads him to wander the magical and very dangerous Land of Oz in search of the legendary Guardians, to ask their help in defeating the witch. In his journey he meets Gabby, a small and irreverent trainee witch who will accompany him on this extraordinary adventure. After twelve years of releasing films in traditional animation, this is the studio’s first 3D animation (CGI) feature-length. ‘We think that 3D animation is the ideal medium to tell this ambitious story, and that is why we made use of this technique for the first time in one of our films. We are very satisfied with the results, and want to repeat the experience in upcoming movies,’ observed Ánima Estudios COO, José C. García de Letona. Distributed by Videocine, this story is a completely original adventure, loosely based on the famous Land of Oz series. Wicked Flying Monkeys is Ánima Estudios’ eleventh feature-length. It will be premiered across Mexico on the 10 April. Ánima Estudios, the soul of imagination.