At long last, this holiday season, families and world travellers can play with Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon! This film embarked on quite the world tour since initially releasing to the Ukraine back in 2021, but after that, its subsequent releases was country to country, including a stint in Canada back in February of 2022, before finally arriving in Shout! Factory’s hands for a proper multi-release in theatres, home-video and VOD.
Based on a story by award-winning filmmaker José Zelada (Kayara, Searching for Hearts), Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon is an inspiring fantasy movie adventure of a young heroine and her thrilling journey to save the endangered Amazon rainforest, with or without the princess. Directed by Zelada and Richard Claus (The Little Vampire and The Thief Lord) with a Peruvian-Dutch co-production among Tunche Films (Lima) and Cool Beans (Amsterdam), Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon is a strikingly visual and colourful animated movie bolstered by vibrant storytelling, a strong young female lead character, fascinating folklores, and the relevant theme of deforestation and environmental conservation.
The movie features a talented voice cast of 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 (Pinochio), Susana Ballesteros (The House of Flowers), Rene Mujica (Elena of Avalor), Gerardo Prat (The Barrier), and Rico Sola.
Poised to captivate and entertain kids, families, movie collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts, Ainbo Spirit of the Amazon is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores, other fine retailers, and digital entertainment platforms.
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, Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon smashed the box office in Spain and garnered international box office successes in France, Australia, New Zealand, and Central America.
Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon | Movie Synopsis
A world of adventure awaits you Spirit of the Amazon, the tale of a young girl determined to save her home in the deepest jungle of the rainforest. One day, Ainbo discovers that her homeland is being threatened and realises that there are other humans in the world besides her people. Using 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 her people before it’s too late!
DVD Bonus Features
- Special featurette about the making of
- Music video