“Nahuel and the Magic Book” the Chilean animated film - Trailer
Latido Films is ready to present its new animated film Nahuel y el Libro Mágico (Nahuel and the Magic Book) at the American Film Market, the cinematic event that takes place in Santa Monica, California, where agreements relating to the production and distribution of film products are concluded. The enchanting new 2D family feature film produced by the studio, following the first Oscar-winning animated short film in Chile with Bear story, which premiered exclusively at the American Film Market.
Produced by the Chilean animation studios Carburadores and Punkrobot (Bear story), respectively, and co-produced by Brazilian Levante Filmes (Guerrero, Beast), Nahuel marks Germán Acuña's directorial debut. The film has already attracted attention on the international festival scene, making official selections for both the prestigious Annecy animation event in France and the German Schlingel festival, and winning the Latin American feature film award at Chilemonos 2020.
Nahuel and the magical book - Trailer of carburetors on Youtube
The film centers on the young Nahuel, who lives with his father in a fishing village, but who has a deep fear of the sea. One day, he finds a magical book that appears to offer the solution to his problem in the form of an ancient spell, but a dark sorcerer is in search of the tome and captures Nahuel's father. Here begins the fantastic adventure and the boy's greatest challenge: to save his father by overcoming his greatest fear.
“The film feeds on several popular myths and legends of the Chiloé archipelago,” Acuña explained in an interview for the Toon Boom blog. “This southern part of Chile is very special, some places seem frozen in time and nature can unfold before your eyes in very beautiful and dramatic ways. For me, the most attractive thing is the mythological level that exists there: an amalgamation of the local indigenous culture, mixed with the religious traditions imposed by the Europeans who arrived there ”.
Nahuel y el Libro Mágico (Nahuel and the Magic Book) , has been compared by critics for its graphic style to Japanese anime. The animated film was produced using a “traditional” 2D pipeline with Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro and Harmony, and the Carboradores studio took part in the Toon Boom training program during production. The film also features stormy sea scenes that used both VFX 2D and CGI three-dimensional special effects software and 3D elements.
Nahuel and the magic book will debut on November 9, 2020 as part of the American Film Market.