You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Toon boy inspires Argentinean studio

'Patoruzito' sequel, TV series in works

Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation.

Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia.

“We hope to produce at least one animated feature every two years,” said Rodriguez, who aims to launch the studio in April.

Rodriguez owns rights to the 75-year-old cartoon boy, based on a character created by Dante Quinterno. “He is Argentina’s very own Mickey Mouse and is just as old,” Rodriguez said.

The pic, helmed by Jose Luis Massa in Argentina and using 150 local animators, drew more than 2 million admissions.

A sequel and TV series is in the works, and Rodriguez plans to spin off characters from the adventure yarn. Merchandising and promotional tie-ins based on the characters have already been a good source of revenue.

“Patoruzito” co-producer Patagonik Film Group owns worldwide rights to the movie and has signed Spain-based Latido as its international sales agent. It is uncertain whether Patagonik will participate in the sequel.

Rodriguez’s yet-to-be-named studio will go up against Patagonik, which has produced seven animated features, including “Dibu” and two of its sequels, and “Condor Crux.”

More Film

  • Goran-Review

    Film Review: 'Goran'

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Lego Movie

    Tiffany Haddish Cracks up CinemaCon for 'Night School,' Tyler Perry Movie

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

  • Jim Gianopulos and Tom CruiseParamount Pictures

    Tom Cruise Wows CinemaCon With Story of 'Mission: Impossible -- Fallout' Stunt

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

  • JJ Abrams'Westworld' TV show premiere, Arrivals,

    'Overlord' Not 'Cloverfield' Movie, Says J.J. Abrams

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

  • Jim Gianopulos'Downsizing' film premiere, Arrivals, Los

    Paramount Chief Jim Gianopulos Touts Turnaround, Acknowledges Years of Flops

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

  • (L-R) Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey

    Annapurna, Plan B Developing Movie on New York Times' Harvey Weinstein Investigation

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

  • 'United Skates' Review

    Tribeca Film Review: 'United Skates'

    Argentinean animated blockbuster “Patoruzito” is spawning a toon studio in the South American nation. Co-producer Jorge Rodriguez of Red Lojo Entertainment has drawn up plans to exploit fully the franchise about Patoruzito, a boy who fights to claim the title of cacique (chief) of his tribe in Patagonia. “We hope to produce at least one […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content