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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2008/07/24 - Anima Mundi, one of the largest and most prominent animation festivals in the world, awarded Delgo, the Best Animated Feature of the year - AnimaMundi.com.br / Delgo.com.
An audience of 100,000 viewers, rather than a festival jury, determines the award for Best Feature Film. Anima Mundi director, Cesar Coelho, stated, “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 over 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 (delgo.com) was also selected by Annecy (France) and SICAF (Korea), the other two largest animation festivals.
A wide domestic theatrical release for Delgo will be announced shortly.
About Anima Mundi
Anima Mundi (animamundi.com.br) was established in 1993 and is currently the second largest animation festival in the world. Accredited by ASIFA (The International Animated Film Association), Anima Mundi brings to the Brazilian audience the best in world animation, presenting competition screenings, special programs, retrospectives, international guests and professional workshops.
About Fathom Studios
Atlanta-based Fathom Studios has been creating award-winning computer animation since 1991. A division of the interactive agency Macquarium Intelligent Communications, the studio focuses on developing original content for television, film and the Internet through passion and creativity.