Antín harnessed pre-Columbian iconography as the basis for the film’s character and production design.
The challenge for Latin American creators: telling stories about subjects and themes particular to their identity, without sacrificing broad global appeal.
Animation production throughout Latin America is booming, but the region must overcome many hurdles to fully develop its industry.
The second annual Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards celebrated the stylistic diversity and daring storytelling of animation films from the region.
Artists from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay participated in this stylistically diverse project.
The countries with the most-nominated animation projects are Spain (13), Brazil (7), and Colombia (5).
The film is the latest Netflix acquisition in a long list of animated acquisitions and original productions to be released in the near future.
Spain, Brazil, and Argentina lead the way with the most nominated projects.
More perspectives on the global animation production boom from countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Buenos Aires has a major event dedicated to animation, video games, and digital art, and it’s entirely free to attend.