By Mauricio DE LA ORTA, Taedong PARK


Animation - Completed 2012

In this turbulent jungle adventure an outcast coati male has to team up with a quirky spider monkey
to save a coati princess from the hands of a human poacher and his mysterious client.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Animation, 3D, Children's
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    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mauricio DE LA ORTA, Taedong PARK
    • Writer(s)
    • Johnny HARTMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Youngki LEE (Wonderworld Studios)
    • Synopsis
    • It’s a jungle out there… literally. Our story is set in the Mexican rainforest in 1965. Manu and Sacha are two young coatis deeply in love with each other. The only problem is that Sacha is the daughter of the coati tribe’s king and Manu is a bit of a troublemaker. When an incident with two coati guards leaves the tribe’s most worshipped statue destroyed, the king exiles Manu to live on his own in the jungle. A year later the fumbling youngster has turned into a strapping young male but one thing hasn’t changed: Manu is still in love with Sacha. When the boisterous princess gets captured by the human poacher Helms and his local jungle guide Pacal, Manu sets out on a thrilling adventure to save the coati princess and redeem himself with the tribe. On his journey he teams up with Chuy, a lively and courageous spider monkey who causes more trouble than a warrior clan of howler monkeys, their bigheaded leader, and the vengeful black panther that’s following them combined. Then there are the many dangers of the tropical rainforest. But even raging waterfalls, perilous rope bridges or creepy cave systems are no obstacle for a coati in love. And so Manu and Chuy track the human hunters back to an ominous compound deep in the jungle. Except in order to free Sacha out of the clutches of Helms and his client, the mysterious Dr. Loco, Manu has to accept that even the bravest hero needs a helping hand… paw, claw or talon. In the end the animals succeed in freeing their friends and learn an inspiring lesson about friendship and their – and our – relationship to nature.
    • Partners & financing
    • Sales by Scfilms International
    • Production schedule
    • Completed
    • Beginning of shooting
    • May 01, 2012
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