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Oscar®Oscar® Nominee for Best Animated Feature Film

Chico and Rita also known as “Chico & Rita,” “Chico i Rita,” “Чико и Рита”

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Primary Audience:
Animation Music Romance
1 hr. 34 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
November 11, 2011
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instrumental music




pianist, piano

Featuring: Limara Meneses … Rita (voice)
Eman Xor Oña … Chico (voice)
Mario Guerra … Ramón (voice)
Jon Adams … (voice)
Renny Arozarena … (voice)
Blanca Rosa Blanco … (voice)
Jakie de la Nuez … (voice)
Rigoberto Ferrera … (voice)
Ken Forman … (voice)
Ray Gillon … (voice)
Michael Harper … (voice)
Lenny Mandel … (voice)
Jorge Ryan … (voice)
Claudia Valdés … (voice)
Ashley Albert … (voice)
Tracey Ayer … (voice)
Carlos Cabal … (voice)
Wendy Dillon … (voice)
Kathy Fitzgerald … (voice)
Luis Alberto García … (voice)
Mark Anthony Henry … (voice)
Kerin McCue … (voice)
Miriam Socarras … (voice)
Peter Appel … (voice)
Jay Benedict … (voice)
Luis Enrique Carreres … (voice)
Aleida Enríquez … (voice)
Carlos Ever Fonseca … (voice)
Eddy Calderón … (voice)
Alexis González … (voice)
David Kramer … (voice)
Estrella Morente … (voice)
Diana Preisler … (voice)
Isabelle Stoffel … (voice)
Gladys Zurbano … (voice)
Director: Tono Errando
Javier Mariscal
Fernando Trueba
Producer: Isle of Man Film
Estudio Mariscal
Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas S.A.
Generalitat de Catalunya, Institut Català de Finances
HanWay Films
Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals
Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO)
Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA)
Magic Light Pictures
Televisió de Catalunya (TV3)
Televisión Española (TVE)
Steve Christian … executive producer
Santi Errando … producer
Andrew Fingret … co-producer
Cristina Huete … producer
Elisa Plaza … delegate producer: TV3
Martin Pope … producer
Antonio Resines … associate producer
Michael Rose … producer
Marc Samuelson … executive producer
Distributor: HanWay Films
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey—in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero—brings heartache and torment. From Havana to New York, Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas, two passionate individuals battle impossible odds to unite in music and love.

Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque) and Spain’s most famous and successful designer Javier Mariscal create a passionate, animated Cuban love story. The two men, close collaborators and friends for many years, celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love and heartbreak.”

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