Toon Boom Congratulates Chico & Rita for their Oscar Nominations

Montreal, Canada - January 31, 2012

Toon Boom Animation Inc is proud to congratulate Chico & Rita’s Director, Academy Award winner Fernando Trueba, and star designer Javier Mariscal, as well as Sunday’s Director Patrick Doyon, and the National Film Board of Canada for their Oscar nominations in their respective animated feature length and animated short categories. As a technology partner, Toon Boom animation solutions contributed to the production of both of these masterpieces.

"We are thrilled to see that our industrial technology has been an integral part of these magnificent pro ductions and enabled them to deliver animation of the highest quality," shared Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.

Chico & Rita already received a long-standing list of awards, including the Best Animated Feature Film, in the AniMovie category at the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film; the Award for Best Feature Length Film at the 2011 Anima Festival; the Goya Award for Best Animation Film (Spanish Film Academy); the Award for Best Film at the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF 2010) and the Cineuropa Prize at the 2010 Festival de Cinema Europé en des Arcs. As for Sunday, the Oscar nomination is the first but not the least prestigious acknowledgement it receives.

A complete report on the making of Chico & Rita is available in Toon Boom's Expert Corner.