/Juan Antin’s Animated Feature Film Pachamama to Debut on Netflix in June 2019

Juan Antin’s Animated Feature Film Pachamama to Debut on Netflix in June 2019

Pachamama

Netflix has announced that writer-director Juan Antin’s (Mercano the Martian) Cesar Award nominated animated feature film Pachamama, a hybrid animation adventure film about a young boy living in a remote village in the Andes Mountains, will debut in June of 2019.

The film is produced by Academy-Award nominee Didier Brunner (The Old Lady and the Pigeons, Kirikou and the Sorceress, The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells and Ernest and Celestine).

Pachamama is a 2019 Cesar Award nominee for Best Animated Feature, selected by The Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences in France. Winners will be announced at the 44th Cesar Awards ceremony on February 22nd.

The film features an original score by Pierre Hamon, recorded with thousand-year old pre-columbian instruments, and the song Somos la Nueva Tierra is written by Antin and arranged by Hamon and Marc Hazart. The graphic creation is by Antin and Maria Hellemeyer.

Pachamama follows Tepulpaï, a mischievous 10-year-old who dreams of becoming a shaman. As the villagers are gathering to make an offering to their great spirit Pachamama, the ceremony is disrupted by an Incan overlord who confiscates the town’s golden statue. Tepulpaï sees the chance to show his mettle and sets off to recapture the irreplaceable treasure, joined (whether he likes it or not) by his friend Naira and her smart-talking pet llama. Together they make a journey across uncharted lands, full of unknown obstacles and dangers.

“Pachamama has been, for me, a very long journey, guided by a message that came like an echo from ancient times – a message of love, respect and gratitude to our cherished Earth. Thanks to Netflix, I am thrilled to share this awe-inspiring story with a global audience,” commented Antin.

Pachamama is set to play in the Opening Spotlight at the 22nd annual New York International Children’s Film Festival on February 24th, ahead of its June launch on Netflix. Netflix has global distribution rights for Pachamama with the exception of France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Canada.

Netflix has a robust slate of animated event programming – both feature films and series – that reflects diverse perspectives and cultures in a variety of styles and formats, which is designed for families around the world. Following Pachamama this June, Netflix is set to release its first global original animated feature film, Sergio Pablos’ Klaus, in holiday of 2019.

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