Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced on 14th February that Animex, one of Mexicoâ€™s leading animation studios, has adopted Toon Boom Harmony to produce its first feature-length project titled La Leyenda de la Nahuala.
Working with a team of forty animators located in Puebla, Leon and Mexico City, the studio has now become the largest Harmony installation in Latin America. Animators can now create frame-by-frame animation digitally, all relying on the Harmony pipeline to maximize its fully integrated pipeline.
“Toon Boom is very pleased to be involved in such an important project for Mexico and be the technology provider to cover all aspects of this high-profile production, done completely paperless,” stated Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom Animation.
Set in 1807 in the town of Puebla de Los ??ngeles, New Spain, the story revolves around Leo San Juan, a young fearful boy. On the night of November 2nd, the Day of the Dead, Leoâ€™s brother is kidnapped by La Nahuala, an ancient and mean spirit. Overcoming all his fears, Leo embarks on a great adventure filled with strange creatures to save his brother and bring him back home.
Scheduled for a feature release on October 31, 2007, La Leyenda de la Nahuala aims at promoting the rich Mexican culture with its art, literature, folk and customs.