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After "The blue arrow", "The seagull and the cat" and "Momo conquering time" comes out on the big screen, a new Italian cartoon by Enzo D'Alò entitled "Opopomoz". The release is scheduled for December 5 and will be distributed by Mikado. Certainly this year the competition on cartoons in the cinema is very tight and prohibitive, given the colossal from Disney "Finding Nemo" and Dreamwork's "Simbad", but this does not seem to interest the author who supports the importance of having created an Italian alternative to the Disney and American monopoly and his own style in telling animated stories for children and adults.

The little devils Astarotte, Farfaricchio and ScarapinoThe Opopomoz cartoon is set in Naples and has Christmas and the Neapolitan tradition as its main theme. It tells of Rocco, a Neapolitan child, jealous for the imminent birth of his little brother Franceschiello, scheduled for December 25th. The three little devils Astarotte, Farfaricchio and Scarapino, see Rocco as an easy prey and commanded by the Lord of the underworld called His Depth, they plot to use Rocco in order to prevent the birth of baby Jesus. The devils (rather foolish and clumsy) try to convince Rocco, that preventing the birth of Jesus will also prevent the birth of his little brother Franceschiello, therefore they provide him with the magic word thanks to which, Rocco will be able to enter the crib and prevent Joseph and Mary to arrive in Bethlehem. The formula that also gives the title to the film is "Opopomoz". It goes without saying that among many hilarious gags and fantastic adventures, the story will come to a good end and Rocco will learn to accept the arrival of his little brother and to understand that every time a new life is born, Jesus is also reborn.

For its realization Enzo D'Alò made use not only of the help of the great animator Michel Fuzellier (former collaborator in "The seagull and the cat" and "Momo in the conquest of time"), also of the use of 3d graphics, which even if not used in massive doses it served for the faithful reconstruction of the city of Naples and its characteristic streets. For the screenplay he was helped by Giacomo and Furio Scarpelli (the latter the creator of Napolimagic word and title) who, before the making of the film, spent several months in Naples (hometown of Enzo D'Alò) in order to better enter the spirit of Neapolitan culture and their customs. Walter Cavazzutti, Marco Presta and Antonello Dose worked for the study and characterization of the characters, while for the dubbing of the film there is a very respectable cast: none other than Silvio Orlando in the dubbing of Rocco's father, Vincenzo Salemme for San Giuseppe, Oreste Lionello, Fabio Volo and Tonino Accolla for the little devils Astarotte, Farfaricchio and Scarapino and John Turturro for the American uncle. And if the Neapolitan voices of the dubbing are excellent, the music is just as good, just think that the soundtrack is by Pino Daniele, while the final song "Opopomoz Blues" is by Geg Telesforo and Neri per Caso. A film not to be missed.

Original title: 
75 '
Directed by: 
Enzo D'Alò
Official site: 
Albachiara, Raicinema, Eplanet
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December 05, 2003


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