Chico & Rita – A New Toon Boom Feature Film

A new 2D feature film out of Spain is gathering some strong critical reviews. Chico & Rita is set in 1948, and we follow two music lovers through a worldwide love affair that stretches across Cuba, New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. The project was rotoscoped at Lightstar Studios in Brazil using Toon Boom Harmony, and HoBSoft built the pipeline. The US premiere was held at the Telluride Film Festival earlier this month, after which the Hollywood Reporter posted a glowing review, while somehow also slighting the plot as “paper-thin.” The 90-minute film was directed by Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando and here’s the trailer.


  1. Hi, for more details about the production check out

    ToonBoom Expert corner about the production:

    ToonBoom case study article (pdf)

    HoBSoft case study about Chico and Rita

    Alternative YouTube playlist in HD which also works on iPhone. To advance in the
    playlist on the iPhone use the “More Videos” button available after each of the 3 parts.

    Here is a link to a TV transmission about Chico & Rita. It is in Spanish and very intersting

    Here is an english fact sheet about the production

    Chico y Rita FaceBook page, photos section


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