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Bring ‘Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon’ Home for the Holidays

From Shout! Kids, the animated feature about a young girl determined to save her home in the rainforest's deepest jungle comes to DVD, digital download, and on-demand November 29.

Just in time for the holidays, Shout! Kids is releasing Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon on DVD, digital download, and on-demand November 29, in collaboration with Cinema Management Group. The 3DCG animated movie, based on a story by award-winning filmmaker José Zelada (Kayara, Searching for Hearts), features folklores and relevant themes of deforestation and environmental conservation.

The film follows the story of Ainbo, a young girl determined to save her home in the rainforest's deepest jungle after discovering that it is threatened and that her people are not the only humans in the world. With the help of her spirit guides, Dillo the armadillo and Vaca the tapir, she embarks on a journey to seek help from the most powerful Mother Spirit of the Amazon, Turtle Motelo Mama. As she fights to save her paradise against the greed and exploitation of illegal gold mining, she struggles to reverse the destruction and the impending evil of the Yacaruna, the darkest demon that lives in the Amazon. Guided by her mother’s spirit, Ainbo resolves to save her land and people before it’s too late!

Watch the trailer:

An official selection of the 2021 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and recently nominated for Best Feature, Best Sound Design, and Best Original Music at the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards in Madrid, the film is based on a story by director Zelada and Richard Claus (The Little Vampire and The Thief Lord) with a Peruvian-Dutch co-production with Tunche Films (Lima) and Cool Beans (Amsterdam).

The voice cast includes Lola Raie (Cheaper by the Dozen); Naomi Serrano (New Amsterdam); Dino Andrade (Batman: Arkham Asylum); Joe Hernandez (Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy); Alejandra Gollas (Quinceañera); Bernardo De Paula (Carmen Sandiego); Thom Hoffman (Black Book); Yeni Alvarez (Pinocchio); Susana Ballesteros (The House of Flowers); Rene Mujica (Elena of Avalor); Gerardo Prat (The Barrier); and Rico Sola. 

DVD Bonus Features

  • Special featurette about the making of Ainbo: Spirit of The Amazon
  • Music video

Source: Shout! Factory

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.