Toonz Animation’s Gaturro tops box office in Argentina
MUMBAI: Technopark based Toonz Animation India’s 3D animated feature film Gaturro has topped the box office figures in Argentina a week in to its premiere in September. Released both in normal 3D format and in stereoscopic format the Spanish version of the movie received wide spread appreciation from all quarters of the industry.
Based on the famous Argentinean cartoon strip, the 3D animated film brings to screen, the life of Gaturro the cat, whose love for his neighboring cat Agatha constantly gets him into trouble. Hollywood, glitz, and glamour throw the adorable cat, with a little help from his furry pals, into a wild journey that ultimately leads to the realization that true love is all about being your real self. 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 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. 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 version in India by January next year,” says Toonz Animation India CEO P. Jayakumar.
The world-wide distribution of the movie is done by the Oscar winning Voltage Pictures. A universe of amazing characters, a high visual impact 3D production and a captivating and amusing story make up an adventure providing fun for the whole family.