18th May 2009,Trivandrum: Technopark based animation major Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd and South American studio Illusion Studios have inked a co-production deal for producing a 90 minute 3D animated feature film ‘Gaturro’ based on the famous Argentine comic strip Gaturro. Created by Christian Dzwonik (Nik) Gaturro chronicles the fun love story of two cats Gaturro the protagonist and Agatha.
Our adorable Gaturro is madly in love with Agatha and he will do anything to win her heart. She has always played hard-to-get and poor cat knows not what else to do. He suddenly finds out there might be a way… something Agatha will fall for … and show biz and celebs might be it! Gaturro will fight his way into show biz and try to become a star only to get Agatha’s attention. While trying to learn all about it, he will have to overcome endless hurdles, which will of course lead to hilarious situations only to find that true love is about being your real self.
The deal is estimated to be worth 6 million USD and the pre production has already been completed. The production of the feature will commence at the world-class Toonz Animation production facility in Trivandrum, India within couple of weeks. The show is expected to hit theatres world-wide by 2010.
“This is a new challenge for us, something we look forward to, Gaturro as a comic strip is an iconic character and it would demand greater care to give life to him in a different medium. But I am confident that we will be able to rise up to the expectations of our audience” said P.Jayakumar, CEO, Toonz Animation India Pvt Ltd.
“We are absolutely proud to have Toonz Animation India on board. It is an essential contribution to our international positioning, as well as to our strategy of opening up new markets for our film industry. Just as with all of our productions, we dream of a film that brings a new artistic proposal to the market and we believe combining the talent of our artists and the great expertise of Toonz Animation will help Gaturro have a special differential ingredient in his animated version” said José Luis Massa, CEO, Illusion Studios.