Chico and Rita
Chico and Rita is a 2010 Spanish adult animated music romantic film with Spanish and English languages directed by Tono Errando, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal. The story of Chico and Rita is set against backdrops of Havana, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Paris in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unite them, but their journey—in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero—brings heartache and torment; the film was produced by Fernando Trueba Producciones, Estudio Mariscal, Magic Light Pictures. It received financing from Isle of Man Film, it won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film at the 25th Goya Awards and was nominated for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 84th Academy Awards. In present-day Havana, Chico, a shoe-shiner, tunes his radio to the Radio Progreso station, playing old Cuban hits on a program called Melodies from Yesterday; as he listens, the station begins to play a romantic arrangement of A Taste of Me by Mexican composer Álvaro Carrillo which causes him to remember his life back in 1940s Cuba.
In 1948 Havana and his best friend Ramón are struggling dandies in a low-life bar. Ramon arranges a double date for the both of them with two American tourists, they take the women to a bar where Chico falls in love with Rita. Chico attempts to talk to her. Chico and Ramón go to the Tropicana Club with their lady-friends, sneak in through the performer's entrance. While walking around, Chico sees upon her gentleman friend arguing; the Maitre d' overhears that Chico is an accomplished pianist and persuades him to substitute for the main event's missing pianist. Chico fills in. Chico nervous, ends up performing the piece with aplomb, to the delight of the band. Rita agrees to ditch her date and flee with Chico on Ramón's motorcycle and sidecar, along with the Americans. After a dangerous chase, the American man crashes into a car dealership, the others escape. Rita and Chico leave the rest of the party and go to a bar where Chico introduces her to bebop music, which she takes up quickly. Afterwards they spend the rest of the night together.
The next day Rita wakes up to find Chico playing a new composition on the piano, which he names "Rita". As they play and kiss, Chico's former girlfriend, walks in and picks a fight with Rita; the two women angrily leave Chico. However, Chico is still smitten with Rita and begs Ramon to convince her to perform with him for an upcoming radio contest. Ramon pays Rita to sing with Chico but after the contest, Rita leaves Chico without speaking to him, he follows her to the house of a santera. That night, the station announces that Chico and Rita have won a month's engagement at the Hotel Nacional. A few weeks Chico and Rita are having great success in their performances. Rita's beauty mesmerizes all the men. One of the admirers, asks Rita to his table to discuss business, he offers to take Rita to New York City to make her a star, where jazz and Latin music are a burgeoning scene. However, Rita insists. Meanwhile, Chico has been watching from a distance and becomes jealous, believing Rita wishes to leave him for Ron.
Rita attempts to explain that she is fighting for both of them to go to New York together, but Chico storms off. Rita waits for Chico, but falls asleep in the courtyard, she is awakened by Chico stumbling home with Juana. Hurt, Rita agrees to go to New York with Ron, alone. After her departure, Chico becomes depressed and he and Ramon secure the means to go to New York to seek their fortunes as well. Chico and Ramón give Chano Pozo a letter of recommendation. Chano is excited to meet fellow Cubans. However, he has a short temper. After discovering he was sold oregano instead of marijuana, Chano attacks the dealer, who finds him in a bar and kills him. Chico finds work as a party musician, Ramón as an usher at the Plaza Hotel. At one of his party gigs, Chico runs into a successful Rita again, hurt by the racist doubts of her fellow party goers about her upcoming film project. Chico and Rita spend the night together again; the next day, Ron locates Ramón and proposes a deal to finance his artist-agency business, as long as Ramon finds jobs to keep Chico away from Rita.
Ramón complies with his end of the bargain and signs Chico with Dizzy Gillespie, who gives him a gig in Paris and a European tour. Rita becomes a big film star. One morning, while playing "Rita" at the piano, the girlfriend's dog, comes in and sits by Chico, he decides to change the name of the song to "Lily". Back in New York, despite her wealth and success, Rita is still mistreated due to her skin color. While being driven to a set, the radio plays a new Jazz hit that she recognizes as the piece Chico composed for her, she is moved to tears. In New York, Rita goes into a bar and sees Chico playing "Lily", she waits for him outside the demands to know who Lilly is. He teases her about the mystery female's identity, but reveals that he renamed the song after a dog; the two passionately make up. A paparazzo captures the kiss in a photog
British Film Institute
The British Film Institute is a film and charitable organisation which promotes and preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom. It was established by Royal Charter to: Encourage the development of the arts of film and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film and the moving image and their impact on society, to promote access to and appreciation of the widest possible range of British and world cinema and to establish, care for and develop collections reflecting the moving image history and heritage of the United Kingdom; the BFI maintains the world's largest film archive, the BFI National Archive called National Film Library, National Film Archive, National Film and Television Archive. The archive contains more than 50,000 fiction films, over 100,000 non-fiction titles, around 625,000 television programmes; the majority of the collection is British material but it features internationally significant holdings from around the world.
The Archive collects films which feature key British actors and the work of British directors. The BFI runs the BFI Southbank and London IMAX cinema, both located on the south bank of the River Thames in London; the IMAX has the largest cinema screen in the UK and shows popular recent releases and short films showcasing its technology, which includes 3D screenings and 11,600 watts of digital surround sound. BFI Southbank shows films from all over the world critically acclaimed historical & specialised films that may not otherwise get a cinema showing; the BFI distributes archival and cultural cinema to other venues – each year to more than 800 venues all across the UK, as well as to a substantial number of overseas venues. The BFI offers a range of education initiatives, in particular to support the teaching of film and media studies in schools. In late 2012, the BFI received money from the Department For Education to create the BFI Film Academy Network; the BFI runs the annual London Film Festival along with BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival and the youth-orientated Future Film Festival.
The BFI publishes the monthly Sound magazine as well as films on Blu-ray, DVD and books. It runs the BFI National Library, maintains the BFI Film & TV Database and Summary of Information on Film and Television, which are databases of credits and other information about film and television productions. SIFT has a collection of about 7 million still frames from television; the BFI has co-produced a number of television series featuring footage from the BFI National Archive, in partnership with the BBC, including The Lost World of Mitchell & Kenyon, The Lost World of Friese-Greene, The Lost World of Tibet. The institute was founded in 1933. Despite its foundation resulting from a recommendation in a report on Film in National Life, at that time the institute was a private company, though it has received public money throughout its history—from the Privy Council and Treasury until 1965 and the various culture departments since then; the institute was restructured following the Radcliffe Report of 1948 which recommended that it should concentrate on developing the appreciation of filmic art, rather than creating film itself.
Thus control of educational film production passed to the National Committee for Visual Aids in Education and the British Film Academy assumed control for promoting production. From 1952–2000, the BFI provided funding for new and experimental filmmakers via the BFI Production Board; the institute received a Royal Charter in 1983. This was updated in 2000, in the same year the newly established UK Film Council took responsibility for providing the BFI's annual grant-in-aid; as an independent registered charity, the BFI is regulated by the Charity Commission and the Privy Council. In 1988, the BFI opened the London Museum of the Moving Image on the South Bank. MOMI was acclaimed internationally and set new standards for education through entertainment, but subsequently it did not receive the high levels of continuing investment that might have enabled it to keep pace with technological developments and ever-rising audience expectations; the Museum was "temporarily" closed in 1999. This did not happen, MOMI's closure became permanent in 2002 when it was decided to redevelop the South Bank site.
This redevelopment was itself further delayed. The BFI is managed on a day-to-day basis by its chief executive, Amanda Nevill. Supreme decision-making authority rests with a board of up to 14 governors; the current chair is Josh Berger, who took up the post in February 2016. He succeeded Greg Dyke, who took office on 1 March 2008. Dyke succeeded the late Anthony Minghella, chair from 2003 until 31 December 2007; the chair of the board is appointed by the BFI's own Board of Governors but requires the consent of the Secretary of State for Culture and Sport. Other Governors are co-opted by existing board members; the BFI operates with three sources of income. The largest is public money allocated by the Department for Culture and Sport. In 2011–12, this funding amounted to £20m; the second largest source is commercial activity such as receipts from ticket sales at BFI Southbank or the BFI London IMAX theatre, sales of DVDs, etc. Thirdly and sponsorship of around £5m
Billy Boyd (actor)
Billy Boyd is a Scottish actor and musician. He played Peregrin "Pippin" Took in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, Barret Bonden in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World and Glen in Seed of Chucky. Boyd was born in Glasgow, Scotland to William and Mary Boyd, who both died a year apart when Boyd was in his early teens, he worked as a bookbinder for six years before pursuing an acting career. After graduating from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he went on to perform with St Andrews Repertory and the Traverse Theatre. Boyd started his career appearing in Taggart, The Soldier's Leap, Urban Ghost Story, he appeared in the 7:84 Theatre Company Scotland production of Caledonia Dreaming by David Greig in 1997. His breakthrough and most notable acting role was Peregrin "Pippin" Took in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, from 2001 to 2003. Boyd wrote the melody for and sang the song "The Edge of Night", featured in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
The song was used over the trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the final film in the Hobbit trilogy. Boyd wrote and performed the song "The Last Goodbye", played during the ending credits of the film. In 2004, he starred as the son of Chucky and Tiffany, in Seed of Chucky, he has made a cameo appearance in the popular Scottish comedy Still Game in the second episode of the first series. As well as being a screen actor, he appears on the stage. Boyd has been in several plays, he performed at the Dundee Repertory Theatre as the role of Davie in Sunshine on Leith, as well as in Long Hong Jimmy, in which he was the lead actor. He starred as Richard MacDuff in the BBC Radio adaptation of the book: "Dirk Gently′s Holistic Detective Agency" written by Douglas Adams. In 2011, his feature film Glenn, the Flying Robot was shown in the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival, was followed by a Netflix release. In June 2012, he appeared on stage as the voice of the guide in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy live radio show.
In 2013, Boyd played Banquo in Shakespeare's Macbeth, at the Shakespeare's Globe alongside Joseph Millson and Samantha Spiro. Boyd fronts a band called Beecake; the band was named after Boyd's Lord of the Rings co-star Dominic Monaghan sent a picture of a cake covered in bees. Other members of the band included Paul Burke, Billy Johnston, Rick Martin. Boyd made a guest appearance on Viggo Mortensen's 2003 album Pandemoniumfromamerica, where he played the bass on two songs, as well as drums on another. In June 2010, Beecake released an album Soul Swimming; as well as topping some of the international MySpace charts, the band was awarded VisitScotland's award for Best Live Act at the Tartan Clef Music Awards. The award was created by VisitScotland to celebrate Scotland's live music scene and Glasgow's new title of UNESCO City of Music; the Tartan Clef Music Awards raise money for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland – a charity which uses music to bring joy into the lives of children and adults who have been isolated by disability, trauma or illness.
Beecake released the EP Please Stay on 4 June 2012. The music video for the song "Please Stay" from the EP was released to coincide with the release of the EP; the song's music video was directed by Michael Ferns, a graduate from the RSAMD where Boyd himself graduated. The group released their second album Blue Sky Paradise in December 2012; the band released a second EP titled Just B in July 2013. In 2014, Boyd wrote and performed the song "The Last Goodbye", played over the ending credits of the movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, released on 12 December 2014; the soundtrack, which includes the song, was released 8 December 2014. Boyd is an avid surfer and spent his free time surfing in New Zealand during the production for The Lord of the Rings, he holds a Grade 7 in foil fencing. He trained in martial arts at the Krauseworld Academy in Glasgow under brothers Steve Krause and Mike Krause where he achieved Phase 4 rank in both Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali, he topped a list of the 100 Most Eligible Men in Scotland in 2002.
He owns a house in Glasgow with Alison McKinnon. The couple had their first child, a boy named Jack William Boyd, on 26 April 2006, he and McKinnon were married in a ceremony with 30 guests at Oran Mor in Glasgow's West End on 29 December 2010. The wedding was attended by castmates Elijah Dominic Monaghan. A reception was held afterwards for about 130 guests. Boyd has a tattoo of the Elvish word "nine" written with the Tengwar script, a reference to his involvement in The Lord of the Rings, the fact that his character was one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring; the other actors of "The Fellowship" got the same tattoo with the exception of John Rhys-Davies whose stunt double got the tattoo instead. He remains close with The Lord of the Rings co-star Dominic Monaghan. Monaghan revealed in an interview for the national breakfast television show GMTV that he continues to see Boyd on a regular basis, as he is "essentially, kind of, godfather to his kids." Boyd is one of the patrons of Scottish Youth Theatre, Scotland's National Theatre'for and by' young people.
He is the patron of the National Boys' Choir of Scotland. In 2008, Boyd fronted VisitScotland's Perfect Day Campaign, talked of his love of surfing in Scotland in Machrihanish near the town of Campbeltown in Kintyre in the west coast of Scotland, Pease Bay and Coldingham Bay on Scotland's east coast. I
Miranda Jane Richardson is an English actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Damage and Tom & Viv. A seven-time BAFTA Award nominee, she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Damage, Golden Globe Awards for Enchanted April and the TV film Fatherland. Richardson began her career in 1979 and made her West End debut in the 1981 play Moving, before being nominated for the 1987 Olivier Award for Best Actress for A Lie of the Mind, her television credits include Blackadder, A Dance to the Music of Time, The Lost Prince, Gideon's Daughter, the sitcom The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, Rubicon. She was nominated for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Narrator for Operation Orangutan, her other films include Empire of the Sun, The Crying Game, The Apostle, Sleepy Hollow, Chicken Run, The Hours, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Young Victoria, Made in Dagenham and Stronger.
Richardson was born in Southport, England, to Marian Georgina, a housewife, William Alan Richardson, a marketing executive, was their second daughter. Richardson enrolled at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where she studied alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Jenny Seagrove, having started out with juvenile performances in Cinderella and Lord Arthur Savile's Crime at the Southport Dramatic Club. Richardson has enjoyed a successful and extensive theatre career, first joining Manchester Library Theatre in 1979 as an assistant stage manager, followed by a number of appearances in repertory theatre, her London stage debut was in Moving at the Queen's Theatre in 1981. She found recognition in the West End for a series of stage performances receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in A Lie of the Mind, and, in 1996, one critic asserted that she is "the greatest actress of our time in any medium" after she appeared in Orlando at the Edinburgh Festival, she returned to the London stage in May 2009 to play the lead role in Wallace Shawn's new play, Grasses of a Thousand Colours at the Royal Court Theatre.
Richardson has said that she prefers new work rather than the classics because of the history which goes with them. In 1985, Richardson made her film debut as Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in the United Kingdom, in the biographical drama Dance with a Stranger. Around the same time, Richardson played a comedic Queen Elizabeth I, aka Queenie, in the British television comedy Blackadder II. Following Dance with a Stranger, Richardson turned down numerous parts in which her character was unstable or disreputable, including the Glenn Close role in Fatal Attraction. In this period, she appeared in Empire of the Sun. In an episode of the TV series The Storyteller, she played a witch. Meanwhile, she had returned in guest roles in one episode each in Blackadder the Third and Blackadder Goes Forth, she returned to play Queenie in the Christmas special Blackadder's Christmas Carol and a special edition for the millennium Blackadder: Back and Forth. Her portrayal of a troubled theatre goer in Secret Friends was described as "a miniature tour de force... Miranda Richardson's finest hour, all in ten minutes".
Other television roles include Pamela Flitton in A Dance to the Music of Time, Miss Gilchrist in St. Ives, Bettina the interior decorator in Absolutely Fabulous, Queen Elspeth, Snow White's stepmother, in Snow White: The Fairest of Them All, Queen Mary in The Lost Prince. Richardson has appeared in a number of high-profile supporting roles in film, including Vanessa Bell in The Hours, Lady Van Tassel in Sleepy Hollow and Patsy Carpenter in The Evening Star, she won acclaim for her performances in The Crying Game and Enchanted April, for which she won a Golden Globe. She received Academy Award nominations for her performances in Tom & Viv, her film credits include Kansas City, The Apostle and Wah-Wah. In 2002, she performed a triple-role in the thriller Spider. Richardson appeared as Queen Rosalind of Denmark in The Prince and Me and as the ballet mistress Madame Giry in the film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom Of The Opera. In 2005, she appeared in the role of Rita Skeeter, the toxic Daily Prophet journalist in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
She did the voice for Corky in The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky, an Australian animated series for children. In 2006, she appeared in Gideon's Daughter, she played Mrs. Claus in the film Fred Claus. Richardson appeared in The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle, she appeared as a guest in A Taste of My Life. In 2008, Richardson was cast in a leading role in Rubicon, she plays Katherine Rhumor, a New York socialite who finds herself drawn into the central intrigue of a think tank after the death of her husband. Additionally, she played Labour politician Barbara Castle in the British film Made in Dagenham. Richardson was cast as Queen Ulla in Maleficent, where she was to play the titular character's aunt, but her role was cut from the film during post-production. In 2015, she played Sybil Birling in Helen Edmundson's BBC One adaptation of J. B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls. Richardson has never married, she is interested in falconry. Savage Amusement – Derby Playhouse, Lancaster Stags and Hens – Derby Playhouse, Lancaster All My Sons – Derby Playhouse, Lancaster Sisterly Feelings
In Classical Greek mythology, Hippolyta was the Amazonian queen who possessed a magical girdle, given to her by her father, the god of war. The girdle was a waist belt, she figures prominently in the myths of both Theseus. The myths about her are varied enough; the name Hippolyta comes from Greek roots meaning'horse' and'let loose'. In the myth of Hercules, Hippolyta's girdle was the object of his ninth labor, he was sent to retrieve it for the daughter of King Eurystheus. Most versions of the myth indicate that Hippolyta was so impressed with Hercules that she gave him the girdle without argument while visiting him on his ship. According to Pseudo-Apollodorus, the goddess Hera, making herself appear as one of the Amazons, spread a rumor among them that Hercules and his crew were abducting their queen, so the Amazons attacked the ship. In the fray that followed, Hercules slew Hippolyta, stripped her of the belt, fought off the attackers, sailed away. In the myth of Theseus, the hero joined Heracles in his expedition, or went on a separate expedition and was the one who had the encounter with Hippolyta.
Some versions say he abducted her, some that Heracles did the abducting but gave her to Theseus as spoils, others say that she fell in love with Theseus and betrayed the Amazons by willingly leaving with him. In any case, she was taken to Athens where she was wed to Theseus, being the only Amazon to marry. In some renditions the other Amazons attacked Athens; this was the Attic War, in which they were defeated by Athenian forces under Heracles. In other renditions Theseus put Hippolyta aside to marry Phaedra. So Hippolyta rallied her Amazons to attack the wedding ceremony; when the defenders closed the doors on the attackers, either Hippolyta was killed, Theseus directly killed her in the fight, she was accidentally killed by another Amazon, while fighting by Theseus’ side, or was accidentally killed by her sister Penthesilea during this battle or in a separate incident. This killer was in turn slain by Achilles; some stories paint Theseus in a more favorable light, saying that Hippolyta was dead before he and Phaedra were wed, this battle did not occur.
Further complicating the narratives, a number of ancient writers say the Amazon in question was not Hippolyta at all, but her sister Antiope, Melanippe, or Glauce. Moreover, there are combined versions of the tale in which Heracles abducts and kills Hippolyta while Theseus, assisted by Sthenelus and Telamon and marries Antiope. There are stories that Hippolyta or Antiope bore Theseus a son, Hippolytus. In William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hippolyta is engaged to Theseus, the duke of Athens. In Act I, Scene 1 she and he discuss their fast-approaching wedding, which will take place under the new moon in four days. Theseus declares to Hippolyta that, although he "wooed her with his sword," he will wed her "with pomp, with triumph, with revelling" and promises to begin a celebration that will continue until the wedding. Although Hippolyta figures only marginally through the middle of the play, she resumes a strong role in Act V, scene I. There she and Theseus discuss some preceding events, namely the magical romantic confusions that the Athenian youths report from the night before.
Theseus is skeptical about the veracity of their tale, but Hippolyta questions whether they would all have the same story if indeed, the night's adventures were imagined. She argues that the youths' agreement on the way the night's events unfolded proves that things occurred just as they say; this play is significant in its portrayal of strong women. In Elizabethan England and domestic authority rested upon the man and women were expected to be chaste and subservient, as expressed in The Taming of the Shrew. Hippolyta, queen of a tribe of empowered women, disagrees with him. In a feminist analysis, Louis Montrose contends: "The attitude toward the Amazons expressed in these Renaissance texts is a mixture of fascination and horror. Amazonian mythology seems symbolically to embody and to control a collective anxiety about the power of a female not only to dominate or reject the male but to create and destroy him."Ellen Rogers goes on to say Hippolyta overpowers Theseus with her feminine allure and that, by marrying Hippolyta, Theseus is laying down his sword, "the weapon which gave him power and authority over her," and subjugating himself.
By the end of the play, Hippolyta has added to her power, becoming the queen of Athens. The character of Hippolyta appears in The Two Noble Kinsmen, a play co-written by Shakespeare and John Fletcher. Media related to Girdle of Hippolyta at Wikimedia Commons
Tad, The Lost Explorer
Tad, the Lost Explorer is a 2012 Spanish 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Enrique Gato. The film is a spinoff of Gato's 2004 short film, Tadeo Jones and its sequel Tadeo Jones and the Basement of Doom, it was written by Gorka Magallón, Ignacio del Moral, Jordi Gasull and Neil Landau. The film's music was composed by Zacarías M. de la Riva. The English cast features voices of Kerry Shale, Ariel Winter, Bruce Mackinnon, Mac McDonald, Liza Ross, Cheech Marin and Adam James; the film was produced by Telecinco Cinema, El Toro Picture, Lightbox Entertainment, Ikiru Films, Telefónica Producciones, Media Networks, with the participation of AXN, Canal Plus and TVC. The film premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on 5 June 2012 and was theatrically released on 31 August 2012 in Spain by Paramount Pictures; the film received negative reviews from American critics, but it was well received in Spain and it earned €45 million on a €8 million budget, making it a box-office hit.
It was nominated for 5 Goya Awards, winning 3 for Best Animated Film, Best New Director and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 27th Goya Awards. A sequel, titled Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas, was released in 2017. Tadeo Jones is a bricklayer. Since he was five years old, he has dreamed of being a professional archaeologist. After being fired from his job as a bricklayer for daydreaming and for his dog urinating on the construction foreman, Tad visits his friend Professor Humbert, asking for the professor's help in investigating an vintage bottle of Coca-Cola Tad found on the construction site; the professor receives a letter from his friend Professor Lavrof summoning him to Peru to re-unite his half of a stone "key" that will unlock the legendary Incan city of Paititi. Arriving at the airport, Professor Humbert suffers an accident after taking the wrong pills and is taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, a member of the nefarious firm Odysseus Inc. is spying on them and sends the photo to the other members who are in the Sechura Desert.
Tad takes the professor's place and, along with his dog Jeff, travels from Chicago to Cusco, Peru. in the Cusco airport Tad meets Freddy, a local hustler. Tad is kidnapped by men from Odysseus, who threaten him to give them the stone key, but Tad is saved by Freddy and Sara, Professor Lavrof’s daughter. After joining the two halves of the key, the group travels to Machu Picchu to meet up with Lavrof. Odysseus Inc. led by the evil Kopponen, again tries to steal the key, but Sara and Tad escape their clutches. Arriving in Machu Picchu, they discover. After a series of adventures, they find Lavrov and Max Mordon, a famous archaeologist Tad idolizes and Sara's fiancé. After cracking the code of a wall map. Kopponen searches the desert with Mordon to find the treasure of the Incas, but Tad and Sara have the real map, they depart for the jungle. Kopponen finds the underground temple. After more adventures, it is revealed. After a booby-trap room that wipes out the rest of his henchmen in Odysseus Inc..
Max sneaks into a room in the temple and tries to steal the Incan gold, thinking it will grant him eternal life. After deceiving a mummy and a golem, Max smashes the glass that protects the Indian gold and thus achieves eternal life — but as a mummy and the condition is irreversible. With Max disposed of upon being imprisoned in Paititi's darkest dungeon by the mummy inhabitants, the chief mummy releases Tad and the Professor with the promise that they will not reveal what they know about the city. Upon returning to the surface, they convince Freddy. Tad kisses her; the film ends with Tad, Lavrof and escaping in one of the Odysseus vehicles. Tad, the Lost Explorer was produced by Lightbox Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, El Toro Pictures, Telefónica Producciones and Ikiru Films, co-produced by Media Networks, it was distributed by the Spanish subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, in collaboration with AXN, Televisió de Catalunya, Grupo Intereconomía, Mediaset España and Canal +. The film became the first full-length animated feature with these characters introduced in Enrique Gato's short animations.
In 2001, Enrique Gato decided to create a new character, parodying Indiana Jones, to add a touch of humor as well as greater action and dynamism to his work and counter the static character movement of his earlier short film, Bicho. Work on the project did not start until two years when he began writing the script for the big screen; the Tadeo character was created using the 3D computer graphics program Autodesk 3ds Max. The model was very simple, created as a facial animation test with 4 basic gestures; the director saw in the character the potential to become a short film protagonist. For the second short film, the Enrique Gato wanted to convey something of the personal life of the character, not present in the first film, showing his neighborhood and his taste for hamburgers. David García voiced the character in the first short film, in which Tadeo Jones does not speak but utters exclamations and murmurs; the character does speak in the second short film. In the first animated feature film, Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones, the Spanish voice actors are José Mota, Michelle Jenner and Ósc
Capture the Flag (film)
Capture the Flag is a Spanish 2015 computer-animated science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Enrique Gato and written by Patxi Amezcua. Produced by 4 Cats Pictures and animated by Lightbox Entertainment, the film is distributed by Paramount Pictures International, it was released in 3D. The film won the Goya Award for Best Animated Film at the 2016 Goya Awards Mike Goldwing, a plucky, determined 12-year old boy, is the son and grandson of NASA astronauts, his grandfather Frank Goldwing is a once revered, but now forgotten retired astronaut, who lives his days isolated from his family in an old age home for former astronauts after missing out on his big chance to fly to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as a part of the Apollo XI mission. An eccentric Texan billionaire named Richard Carson III devises a plan to fly to the moon, to steal the moon's vast mineral resources, destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo XI team trying to prove that America had never visited the moon and that he was the first person on the Moon in order to own it.
The President of the United States orders NASA to plan another space flight to the moon to beat Carson, so that he won't rewrite history, at the same time prevent Carson from obtaining Helium-3 from the moon which can be used as both a new powerful energy source and a weapon of mass destruction to threaten any city which refused to buy this energy. Upon hearing the news, Carson hires a saboteur to sabotage the NASA mission. Firstly, during a test maneuver, the saboteur, posing as a cameraman, flips a switch, opening the fuel door on the test lander, emptying the fuel and causing it to crash, injuring Mike’s father, Scott. Thankfully and his friends and Amy, manage to escape unhurt. Scott blames Frank for not refuelling the tank and for his leg fracture, despite his wife’s protests. Mike decides to go to the moon as a stowaway on a rejuvenated Saturn-V rocket in order to undo the ‘Goldwing Curse’. Mike and Amy try to sneak inside the launch area, but Marty gets caught after being attacked by alligators in the marshes surrounding the launch pad.
The launch gets sabotaged by the same saboteur from before, this causes the rocket to launch much earlier than planned. Carson assumes that by launching the rocket early, no one would be in the rocket to man it, meaning that no one would be there on the moon to stop him from mining the powerful Helium-3. Accompanied by his grandfather and Marty, their clever lizard named Igor, Mike blasts off to the moon to capture the flag and reunite his family. Carson tries to destroy the space craft; the trio along with Igor, risking their lives on the moon, with assistance from Marty on Earth, capture the flag to reveal as proof that man had walked on the moon to the whole world. Amy links her phone camera to the antenna while Carson reveals his evil plans to them, the world. Realizing that if he got back to Earth he would still win, they stop him by sabotaging his futuristic Helium-3 mines. Mike learns that Frank had been ruled out of the first mission because he had caught chicken pox from his son Scott.
Frank at first blamed Scott for him missing out on his great opportunity of landing on the moon, but he realized that it was not Scott’s fault and he was a failure for blaming it on his own son. Feel guilty about this, Frank decided to leave his family, declaring that Scott would be better off without him. After planting the flag back, they all return safely back to Earth with Mike’s plans to reunite his family and break the ‘Goldwing Curse’ accomplished as Frank and Scott have reconciled and made peace with each other for the first time in many years. In a post-credits scene, Carson is seen drifting through space with his assistant Steve Gigs, revealed to be an android created by Carson’s other late assistant Bill Gags, whom he had accidentally disintegrated when he tested his Helium-3 weapon; as Carson forgive Gigs for killing Gags, he is annoyed by an inexhaustible battery powered robot that he had used on the moon. Capture the Flag opened in 20 United States theaters on 4 December 2015 and earned $6,690 in its three days of release.
The film grossed $12,481,312 in Spain and $4,178,905 elsewhere for a worldwide total of $16,660,217. The film has received a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on the 23 reviews and an average rating of 4.9/10. The film was released on DVD on March 1, 2016; this Spanish computer-animated science fiction adventure comedy film was produced by 4 Cats Pictures and animated by Lightbox Entertainment. It used a 3D animation with Adobe After Autodesk Maya, Nuke and ZBrush. Though released first in Spain, Capture the Flag was animated to the English voice cast first and dubbed into Spanish/Catalan in post production. Capture the Flag on IMDb Capture the Flag at Box Office Mojo Capture the Flag at Rotten Tomatoes