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Jorge Gutierrez Tees Up ‘I, Chihuahua’ Feature at Netflix

From the creator of ‘Maya and the Three’ comes an animated film about Chacho, a scrappy, masked luchador chihuahua; Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias stars and produces. 

Netflix has just announced its next project with Jorge Gutierrez, creator of the streamer’s hugely popular animated series Maya and the Three. His new animated feature film, I, Chihuahua, follows Chacho, a scrappy masked luchador chihuahua. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will star and serve as producer for the project. No release date was provided.

The streamer also released concept art from the film, which is written by Gutierrez, Doug Langdale, and Candie Kelty Langdale. Tim Yoon serves as producer alongside Iglesias.

“After The Book of Life and the amazing experience on Maya and the Three, I'm now thrilled to collaborate with Melissa, Gregg, Tito and all my friends at Netflix Animation on my follow up animated feature: I, Chihuahua!,” shared Gutierrez. “And to finally tag team a movie with my good friend and creative partner Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is a dream come true! Our internationally epic and heartfelt film will be a hilarious love letter to Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) movies, fighting video games, and underdog sports films. I don't want to over promise but THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST MASKED CHIHUAHUA FILM EVER MADE! What a time to be alive!"

In the film, after learning his beloved home is in danger, a young Chihuahua named Chacho dons a Lucha Libre mask to become Luchacho! The masked underdog enters an international fight tournament, competing against a hilarious and eclectic mix of animal fighters from all over the world, leading to the final epic fight against the nefarious beast known as Chamuco, The Widow Maker!

“I cannot wait for everyone to see this wonderful film that celebrates underdogs in and out of the ring!” added Iglesias. “It has action, drama, laughs and twists & turns, like any great Lucha storyline movie should have. When I first had the idea of a Lucha Libre cartoon, there was no one else I wanted to partner with other than Jorge Gutierrez. He has a brilliant mind that can expand this story in unimaginable ways.”

Source: Netflix

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.