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The film producer Mike R. Ortiz won the statuette for Best Animated Film at the 2023 Platino Awardsjoining the list of Mexican filmmakers who are leaving their mark on the industry.
“Eagle and Jaguar: The Legendary Warriors” It was the film with which Ortiz won the award.
This competed in the animation category and competed with the films “El paraíso”, “Tadeo Jones 3: The emerald table” and “Unicorn Wars”.
Despite having a sore throat, when he went up on stage to receive the statuette, he gave an emotional speech: “This confirms and validates the genuine intention we had when making Águila y Jaguar. Innovate Mexican animation, commission it, propose different things in its art and its theme. Things that exalt our cultures and thus boost the industry of Mexico and Latin America”.
“animation is cinemaanimation is a genre and it is ready to reach the next level, please keep it in the conversation,” Mike R. Ortiz also commented, recalling the words of fellow filmmaker Guillermo del Toro when he won the 94th edition of the Oscars. for his movie “Pinocchio”.
In this film participated Roberto Palazuelos, Franco Escamilla, Jose Eduardo Derbez and Romina Marroquin.
This winning film was released on September 29, 2022 and is available on various streaming platforms. This is about a post-apocalyptic future where water almost disappears completely, which is why two young people embark on the adventure of looking for the god of pre-Hispanic times, master of water.