Creative Inspirations: Mexopolis, Animation Studio

with Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua
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Creative Inspirations: Mexopolis, Animation Studio
Video duration: 0s 1h 47m Appropriate for all Updated Sep 01, 2011

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Mexopolis is the husband and wife team whose animated television series El Tigre has defied all the rules and won eight Emmys. Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua personify the successful integration of personal creative vision and commercial success. Born and raised in Mexico, this dynamic couple has managed to blend their passion for over-the-top Mexican popular culture with digital animation techniques to create characters and stories that dazzle the eye and strike universal truths in the heart. This installment of Creative Inspirations takes viewers into the personal worlds and methods of this inspiring young couple.

In Bonus Features, we follow Jorge to an emotional reunion with his childhood idol, legendary Mad Magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones.

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3D + Animation
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Introduction

(upbeat instrumental Latin music) - Nickelodeon had never really had a show so Latino filled. I mean it was almost like having salsa pushed into your face. It was so Latino, it really was. - And so we start with these little nuggets of things that happen to us and then we elaborate and embellish and then add the superhero stuff at the end.

- So, we both had our own worlds and we were both growing creatively. And we had so much to share every time that we would come down and see each other, you know. - And all her assignments, she would concentrate on making illustrations for them. You look at her work and it's clear that she has animation in her blood. - It's the fun thing about Flash is that it's very much like clay I like to say. - I think it's those different point of views, those different perspectives of how to approach artwork that gives us all that variety.

- The entire story behind the paintings was the joy, and the whimsy, and the happiness that a new life brings. - We call it the flair. It's like a style and it feels unique and it has a point of view and it feels different. These paintings, this is who you are. This is your voice as an artist. This is where you're from. If you can make this move then you will be making something that I've never seen before. (instrumental Latin music fades out)

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