June 29-2020
‘Klaus,’ ‘Taina and Amazon’s Guardians’ top Quirino Awards

Quirino Awards have announced the winners of its third edition in a virtual ceremony, closing out 2020’s Quirino Month. The Spanish feature film Klaus, the Brazilian series Tainá and the Amazon’s Guardians and the Colombian short film The Cubicbird were recognised in their respective categories.

The feature directorial debut for Spanish animator/screenwriter Sergio Pablos (Despicable Me, Smallfoot), Klaus has been widely celebrated as a return to traditional animation. The film was previously awarded at the Annie Awards and BAFTA in addition to being one of the finalists in the Best Animated Film category at the last Oscars. The film was also recognised with the Quirino Award for Best Animation Design. The film is based on the legend of Father Christmas, and tells the story of a postman who goes to the Arctic Circle to open a post office.

Tainá and the Amazon’s Guardians aimed at preschool audiences, this series combining 3D and 2D animation centers on Tainá, an orphan girl from the Amazon jungle who, in the company of her animal friends, protects wildlife and the rich biodiversity of her habitat. The series is an adaptation of a successful live-action trilogy and has been released internationally on the Nickelodeon channel and the Netflix platform. Netflix recently took rights to Tainá for Latin America.

The Cubicbird animated in stop-motion, the film is an adaptation of the self-titled book by Marcos Mas that has as main character Pedro, a bird that lives in a cage and is willing to break its bonds to be free. Animated in stop-motion, the film is an adaptation of the self-titled book by Marcos Mas that has as main character Pedro, a bird that lives in a cage and is willing to break its bonds to be free.