Los Angeles, USA – Sofía Vergara premieres this Friday “Koati”, an animated film that he describes as a “Latino project for Latinos” and that has the collaboration of stars of the stature of Eva Luna Montaner, Marc Anthony, Karol G, Carlos Rivera and Adriana Barraza.
A film that was like ‘The Lion King’ was needed to highlight the fauna and flora that exist in Latin America and that the world and many Latino children who live in the United States do not know, “explained the actress and businesswoman in an interview with EFE .
After the great studies of Hollywood have been interested in Latin America for films like “Coco”, by Pixar, and “Encanto”, by Disney, Vergara promoted the filming of “Koati” with the aim that Latinos themselves would explain the wonders of their countries.
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“Latinos are very present and it would be crazy to neglect that audience “, reasoned the Colombian, who in addition to giving voice to one of the characters worked as a producer of the film.
“Koati” stars three characteristic animals of Latin America: Nachí, a coati; Xochi, a monarch butterfly and Pako, a crystal frog.
All three characters will embark on An adventure to prevent Zaina, a coral snake with the voice of Vergara, from destroying their land.
“A bad one was needed in the movie and I loved it is a character -remembered the actress-. It’s bad but with a spark It is comical and funny. So I thought I was the perfect one to play the character. “
Most of the animals and landscapes that appear in the story are in danger of extinction, a point for which the environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF, in English) joined the project last spring and, after the premiere, will present several educational products to raise awareness about the protection of nature.
He joined a diverse group of Hispanic musicians, actors, comedians and “influencers”
“It is important educate children so that nature does not continue to be damaged, this movie is going to make many children wake up and start thinking about this, “he said.
Vergara has shown to have a good address book in Hollywood, as he added a diverse group of Hispanic musicians, actors, comedians and “influencers” to work on the project.
For instance, Marc Anthony took the reins of the soundtrack, which has ten songs performed by himself along with Becky G, Mau & Ricky, Tini, Carlos Rivera, Cami, Joy, Gusttavo Lima, Leslie Grace, Evaluna Montaner and Jump Salts.
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“Marc Anthony took it upon himself to do that and it’s awesome, where he puts his touch of magic is spectacular “, valued the actress.
For its part, the Colombian featured a cast of voices led by Eva Luna Montaner, Sebas, Karol G, Adriana Barraza, Daniel Sosa, Eduardo Franco and De la Ghetto, as well as their son Manolo and her husband Joe Manganiello.
Finally, the director Cuban-Canadian Rodrigo Castro Pérez, who has worked on films such as “Rio 2” (2014) and “Ice Age: Collision Course” (2016), was commissioned to direct this story filmed in English and Spanish.
“Koati” will premiere on starting on October 15 in the United States and will begin to reach the main Hispanic markets as of that date.
“Familiar”, “respectful of nature” and “very Latin” are the words with which Vergara describes her new story.