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Netflix has announced I, Chihuahua, a new feature film from Jorge Gutierrez, who is fresh off the success of his critically-acclaimed limited series Maya and the Three, which won best children’s media at the Annie Awards earlier this month.

Gutierrez signed an overall deal with Netflix in 2020 to create films, series, and interactive projects across preschool, kids & family, and adult animation.

I, Chihuahua will star and be produced by comedian and actor Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, who has done plenty of voice acting work, including a role on Maya and the Three. Iglesias also does a great stand-up bit on doing voice acting work in animation, though such experiences will no longer be an issue with Gutierrez at the helm.

Here are the details on I, Chihuahua:

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias.
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. Photo by Jose Guerrero
  • Synopsis: After learning his beloved home is in danger, a young chihuahua named Chacho dons a lucha libre mask to become Luchacho! Our masked underdog enters an international fight tournament, competing against a hilarious and eclectic mix of animal fighters from all over the world, leading to the final epic fight against the nefarious beast known as Chamuco, The Widow Maker.
  • I, Chihuahua will be written by Gutierrez, Doug Langdale, and Candie Kelty Langdale, and produced by Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias and Tim Yoon.
  • Gutierrez statement on the project: “After The Book of Life and the amazing experience on Maya and the Three, I’m now thrilled to collaborate with Melissa, Gregg, Tito and all my friends at Netflix Animation on my follow up animated feature: I, Chihuahua! And to finally tag team a movie with my good friend and creative partner Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is a dream come true! Our internationally epic and heartfelt film will be a hilarious love letter to lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) movies, fighting video games and underdog sports films. I don’t want to over promise but THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST MASKED CHIHUAHUA FILM EVER MADE! What a time to be alive!”
  • Iglesias statement on the project: “I cannot wait for everyone to see this wonderful film that celebrates underdogs in and out of the ring! It has action, drama, laughs and twists & turns, like any great Lucha storyline movie should have. When I first had the idea of a lucha libre cartoon, there was no one else I wanted to partner with other than Jorge Gutierrez. He has a brilliant mind that can expand this story in unimaginable ways.”

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