Anima Estudios, which produced Magos y Gigantes (Wizards and Giants), Mexico’s first animated feature in more than 30 years, has released details about its second feature, Imaginum. The action/comedy about a boy and his encounter with loony extraterrestrials is being produced with support from Fidecine Mexico and will be distributed to theaters this August by Videocine, the distribution arm of Televisa.
Directed by Alberto Mar and Isaac Sandoval, Imaginum begins when three crazy aliens break out of a space asylum and set their sights on conquering the universe. Taking a rest stop on Earth, they run into Dante Naranja, a kid who uses his imagination and an alien artifact to transform everyday objects into incredible devices that can help him thwart the alien invasion.
Eugenio Derbez, one of Mexico´s top comedians, lends his voice to the project. Other cast members include Giovanni Florido, Ilse Olivo and Ruben Trujillo.
Founded in 2002, Anima Estudios also produced the animated TV series, Cascaritos, in 2004. for more information on the studio, go to www.animaestudios.com.