This is an important subject that I had actually learned more about through my mom! She went back to school after we three kids had finished college and graduated at the age of 60. One of her college papers was about the Amazon Rain Forest and how important it is to the health of our planet, and more importantly, to the health of our own species. Every time trees are cut down in the Amazonian rain forest, less oxygen is produced for our breathing. This is serious, and not improving, but getting worse. This DVD is a great way to educate the next generation, we will need their help to save the planet!
This holiday season, families and world travelers are invited to journey into the tropical paradise in South America and be enchanted by the exciting adventure of a brave young girl Ainbo and the splendor of the Amazon – the fragrant flora, exotic animals, and ancient trees hanging above in the new animated feature AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON. While mesmerized by the awe-inspiring beauty and mystique of the Amazon Rainforest, be inspired and empowered by the film’s powerful message about the importance of protecting our environment and diverse species. On November 29, 2022, Shout! Kids, in collaboration with Cinema Management Group, will present AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON to the U.S. movie audiences for the first time on DVD and available for digital download and on-demand.
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. 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 colorful 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.
A world of adventure awaits you in Ainbo: 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 realizes 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!
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.
DVD Bonus Features
-Special featurette about the making of AINBO: SPIRIT OF THE AMAZON
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