12 MAR 2021

MARC ANTHONY JOINS SOFIA VERGARA IN NEW ANIMATED FEATURE COMEDY, "KOATI"

Produced by Upstairs Animation, Latin WE Productions and Los Hijos de Jack, "Koati" follows three unlikely heroes as they embark on an adventure to stop a wicked coral snake from destroying their homeland and friends.

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Marc Anthony (Credit Alan Silfen) and Sofia Vergara (Credit Walter Chin)

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Global Icon and Grammy Award-winning artist Marc Anthony and his Magnus Studios team will partner on Sofia Vergara’s animated feature comedy, "Koati". Produced by Upstairs Animation, Latin WE Productions and Los Hijos de Jack,  "KOATI" follows three unlikely heroes: Nachi, a free-spirited coatí; Xochi, a fearless monarch butterfly, and Pako, a hyperactive glass frog, as they embark on an adventure to stop a wicked coral snake Zaina (Vergara) from destroying their homeland and friends. Timeless Films will be in charge of presenting and selling the film to prospective distribution partners.

“I am thrilled to join Sofia in a project where for the first time a renowned team of Hispanic producers, music stars, comedians, and actors come together outside of Hollywood to create an animated movie set up in the Latin American rainforests, which I feel is really exciting and long overdue. I will leave no stone unturned on the music being authentic and celebrating the amazing story and message of 'koati'. It’s time to show the world, and share what we Latinos have been enjoying for years in a very fun, inspirational film,” stated Marc Anthony.

Said Vergara: “'Koati' is a beautiful animated film full of fun and exotic characters that will make you laugh and also touch your heart. I couldn’t dream of a better partner than Marc Anthony to bring this project to life with authentic and powerful Latin American music.  Our team is very proud to finally share 'KOATI' with families around the world very soon!”.

The film was developed by Producer/Creator Anabella Dovarganes-Sosa, Executive Producer/Chief Story Consultant Melissa Escobar and Executive Producer and lead actress, Sofia Vergara. Hailing originally from Venezuela and Colombia, the three long-time partners and entertainment executives will introduce families all over the world to the magical realism of the tropical rainforest featuring the fun and exotic creatures that call it ‘home’. Luis Balaguer (Latin WE) and Felipe Pimiento (Magnus Studios) will also act as Executive Producers.  

Latin American talent runs across the board from the Director Rodrigo Pérez-Castro (story artist on ‘Ferdinand’ and ‘Rio 2’), Production Designer and Visual Development Artist Simón Varela (‘Book of Life’, ‘Finding Nemo’), writer and cultural consultant Ligiah Villalobos (‘Under the Same Moon’, ‘Coco’), and acclaimed producer Julio Reyes Copello, who also composed the film’s score. 

Produced simultaneously in both English and Spanish, the cast includes the voices of Oscar Nominee Adriana Barraza ("Babel"), Joe Manganiello ("Justice League"), Eduardo Franco ("Stranger Things") and two young World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ambassadors in main roles actors/musicians Evaluna Montaner ("Club 57"), and Sebastián Villalobos ("Soy Luna") amongst other surprise cameos from renowned international actors and musicians. 

I am thrilled to join Sofia in a project where for the first time a renowned team of Hispanic producers, music stars, comedians, and actors come together outside of Hollywood to create an animated movie set up in the Latin American rainforests, which I feel is really exciting and long overdue” Marc Anthony Global Icon and Grammy Award-winning artist