First 3D animation film ever made in Romania hits the cinemas next week

“Piccolo’s Adventures”, the first 3 D animation long feature film that has ever been made in Romania, fruit of a partnership with French producers, will premiere in Bucharest, March 9.

Launched in France, December 20, 2006, “Piccolo’s Adventutes/Piccolo, Saxo&Cie”, a children’s movie, will be shown with Romanian subtitles, representatives of the Dacodac studio, the Romanian producer of the film, said. The film tells the story of the ingenious Picollo and the bold Saxo, who want to join their families of musical instruments for a grand concert of symphonic music. Piccolo and Saxo travel to a remote planet, in search of musical notes and of other musical instruments stolen by a wicked doctor that dreams of making the Ideal Instrument. In their quest to free the prisoners from the cave where the evil doctor keeps them hostage, Piccolo, Saxo and Nota Do travel through the Reeds Country, the Strings Country and the Country of Keyboard Instruments, experiencing lots of adventures along the way. The production was made in Romania, the pre and post-production, in France. The Romanian side covered one-fourth of the film’s budget of nearly EUR 12 M. The rest of the money came from Eurimages – the Council of Europe Fund.

Source(s): Nine O'Clock