Gaturro-First Indo-Latin American animation film tops Argentina box-office

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (Calcutta Tube) ‘Gaturro’, the first Indo-Latin American 3D animation film that was completely produced at Toonz Animation studio here, has topped the box office in Argentina, a statement Friday said.

The film was released both in the normal 3D and stereoscopic formats and premiered in Argentina Sep 9, a Toonz release said.

The Spanish version of the movie received widespread appreciation from all quarters of the industry, it added.

The 90-minute film, a product of Indian creativity and technology combined with Argentinean humour and imagination, has been co-produced with Illusions Studios, Argentina, at a cost of $7 million.

Based on the famous Argentinean cartoon strip, the 3D animated film brings to screen, the life of ‘Gaturro’, the cat whose love for his neighbouring cat Agatha constantly gets him into trouble.

Created by cartoonist Cristian Dzwonik (‘Nik’), the comic has been published in more than 30 books, magazines and comic volumes and has become a phenomenal success across Latin America.

‘Gaturro’ includes not only the love story between the two cats, but also an entire universe of fellow pets and humans that expands the franchise of characters.

‘We are thrilled at this phenomenal response. After getting good reviews at this years’ Cannes, we had a gut feeling that the movie would do well,’ Toonz Animation India Chairman P. Jayakumar said.

‘We had tried really hard to make it technologically at par with the best and also with an equally good story line. Plans are on to release the English and Hindi versions in India by January next year,’ he added.

The worldwide distribution of the movie is done by the Oscar-winning Voltage Pictures.

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