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‘Chico’ Directors Plan 2 New Animated Films

In a run-down on acclaimed Spanish director Fernando Trueba’s upcoming feature efforts, Variety reports the helmer will once again team up with fellow Chico & Rita director/graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Chico & Rita’ Arrives on Home Video

It’s a great week for indie toons on home video, with the release of Chico & Rita and Adventures in Plymptoons! leading the way. Nominated for an Oscar, Chico & Rita (New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Exclusive Clip and Digital Launch

Strike up the band: GKIDS’ Best Animated Feature nominee Chico & Rita is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital courtesy of Cinedigm Entertainment Group! Directed by Fernando Trueba ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Plays in L.A. This Week

The Oscar-nominated Spanish animated feature about love, life and music will open at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles this Friday, March 9. Those seeking their next artful animated ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Animated Oscar Noms Offer Surprises

The nominees for the 84th annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to A Cat in Paris Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli (GKids) Chico ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch [Part 1 of 4]

Early award season watchers seem to be unable (or unwilling) to pick frontrunners in the animation race this year. But most of them have high hopes for a certain Belgian boy reporter ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Dances With ‘Chico and Rita’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Three 2D Toons Up for Euro Film Awards

Three artistic and beautifully drawn 2D animated features will be competing for the Best Animated European Film Awards this December. The nominees are Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar’s ... Continue Reading →