Grammy-winning artist Marc Anthony and his team at Magnus Studios will team up with Sofia Vergara’s animated comedy, Koati. The film is produced by Upstairs Animation, Latin WE Productions and Los Hijos de Jack.
Koati follows three unlikely heroes: Nachi, a free-spirited cloak; Xochi, a fearless monarch butterfly, and Pako, an overactive glass frog, as they embark on an adventure to stop an evil coral snake Zaina (Vergara) from destroying their homeland and friends.
The project’s soundtrack, produced by Anthony and produced by Grammy-winning producer and composer Julio Reyes Copello, will feature 10 original songs performed by some of Latin music’s most notable names and will be released on the Magnus / Sony Music Latin labels. . and will be distributed by Sony Music Latin worldwide.
“I am delighted to join Sofia on a project where, for the first time, a renowned team of Hispanic producers, music stars, comedians and actors come together outside of Hollywood to create an animated film. settled in the tropical forests of Latin America, which I feel. is really exciting and long overdue, ”said Marc Anthony.
“I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the music is authentic and celebrates KOATI’s incredible story and message. It’s time to show the world and share what we Latinos have enjoyed for years in a very fun and inspiring movie.
Vergara added, “Koati is a beautiful animated film full of fun and exotic characters that will make you laugh and touch your heart as well.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better partner than Marc Anthony to bring this project to life with authentic and powerful Latin American music. Our team is very proud to finally share KOATI with families around the world very soon!
A passionate project over the past decade, the film has been developed by producer / creator Anabella Dovarganes-Sosa, executive producer / chief story consultant Melissa Escobar, and executive producer and lead actress Sofia Vergara.
Hailing from Venezuela and Colombia, the three longtime partners and entertainment executives will introduce families around the world to the magical realism of the rainforest featuring the fun and exotic creatures that call it ‘home’. Luis Balaguer (Latin WE) and Felipe Pimiento (Magnus Studios) will also act as executive producers.
Produced simultaneously in English and Spanish, the cast includes the voices of Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel), Joe Manganiello (Justice League) and Eduardo Franco (Strange things, Booksmart).
Two young World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) ambassadors in lead roles include actors / musicians Evaluna Montaner (Club 57) and Sebastián Villalobos (Soy Luna), among other surprise cameos from renowned international actors and musicians.
Latin American talents follow one another from director Rodrigo Pérez-Castro (story artist on Ferdinand and Rio 2), production designer and visual development artist Simón Varela (Book of life, The world of Nemo), writer and cultural consultant Ligiah Villalobos (Under the same moon, coconut), and acclaimed producer Julio Reyes Copello, who also composed the score for the film.
Having kept much of the project largely secret, Timeless films will be the company responsible for presenting and selling the film to potential distribution partners.