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Feb 26, 2012 / 17 notes

Oscar-nominated ‘Chico & Rita:’ A tale of love and music


Directed by Fernando Trueba, Chico & Rita is nominated for Best Animated Feature at this Sunday’s Academy Awards. (Photo courtesy of Estudio Mariscal)

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It’s a tale of obstructed love – permeated by music.

That’s one way to describe Chico & Rita, an animated film helmed by Spanish director Fernando Trueba. The film, also a result of Trueba’s collaboration with designer/illustrator (and compatriot) Javier Mariscal, is up for Best Animated Feature at this Sunday’s 84th Annual Academy Awards. Chico & Rita is pitted against some of last year’s favorites for the coveted award, including Chris Miller’s computer-animated Puss in Boots and Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s Kung Fu Panda 2.

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I saw this, it was AMAZING!!!