Brazil's Anima Mundi festival awarded the American film, DELGO, the Best Animated Feature of the year.
The Anima Mundi award for Best Feature Film is determined by an audience of approximately 100,000 people. Anima Mundi director, Cesar Coelho, said, "We believe it's important for film enthusiasts to decide on the winner rather than a panel of jurors or film critics. Everyone who watches the selected films has an opportunity to voice their opinion."
The final cut of DELGO premiered at the Brazilian animation festival. Winning films at Anima Mundi were selected from thousands of submissions from more than 70 countries.
DELGO is a fantasy action-adventure of a world's struggle for unity. The all-star voice cast includes Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Val Kilmer, Chris Kattan, Malcolm McDowell, Lou Gossett, Jr., Kelly Ripa, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Idle, Sally Kellerman and Burt Reynolds.
"After many years of development and production, it's exhilarating to have such a positive reception from audiences," said Producer/Director, Marc F. Adler. "Seeing the reactions from festival attendees as they watched our film made all our hard work worthwhile."
DELGO was also an official selection of Annecy (France) and SICAF (Korea) film festivals, two of the world's most prominent animation festivals. Ken Kamins of Key Creatives, representing Fathom Studios, notes a wide domestic theatrical release for DELGO will be announced shortly.