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     Chico & Rita

2D Animation + 2D Motion Capture

We were really lucky to participate on this amazing featured movie. We were encharge of all the motion capture of the full movie and some 2D animation shots working together with a huge team of incredible profesionals.


Chico and Rita is a 2010 adult animated music romantic film with Spanish and English languages directed by Tono Errando, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. 


The story of Chico and Rita is set against backdrops of Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey—in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero—brings heartache and torment. The film was produced by Fernando Trueba Producciones, Estudio Mariscal, and Magic Light Pictures. And received financing from CinemaNX and Isle of Man Film. It won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film at the 25th Goya Awards and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards (the first nomination for a Spanish full-length animated film).


Client: Estudio Mariscal, Fernando Trueba

Producer: Coproducción España-GB; Isle of Man Film / CinemaNX / Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas S.A. / Magic Light Pictures

Distributed by: Walt DisneyStudios, Motion Pictures (Spain), GKIDS (NorthAmerica)

Chico & Rita © Muviscal s.l.
© 2010 muviscal s.l. Televisió de Catalunya Top Draw Animation
Created by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando.
Directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando.
Music by Bebo Valdés.




2010: Premios Goya: Best animation movie.

2011: Oscar: Nomination for best animation movie.

2011: European Cinema Awards: Best animation movie.

2011: Annecy: FNAC award for Best Featured movie.

2011: Premios Annie: Nomination Best movie.

2011: Premios Gaudí: Mejor película de animación y música original

2011: Premio José María Forqué: Mejor largometraje documental o de animación


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