Guido Rud’s FilmSharks has inked international sales rights to “El Americano 3D,” billed as the first major U.S.-Mexico animated feature co-production.
FilmSharks is shopping pre-sales in Cannes. Lisa Kudrow heads the voice cast of the family-targeted pic that features Edward James Olmos, Rico Rodriguez, Cheech Marin, Kate del Castillo and Erik Estrada.
The fourth feature and first CG movie from Puebla Mexico-based Animex Studios, “Americano” is produced out of Burbank by Olmos Prods.
Story follows Cuco, a young Mexican parrot that embarks on an epic quest to persuade an American crime-fighting TV celeb to defend his family from bullies.
Animex founder and toon director Ricardo Arnaiz, creator and helmer of hit “La Leyenda de la Nahuala,” directs with Mike Kunkel, an animator on Disney’s “Tarzan.”