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Jorge Gutierrez To Direct Netflix Animated Film "I, Chihuahua" Starring Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

Jorge Gutierrez To Direct Netflix Animated Film "I, Chihuahua" Starring Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

  • Jorge Gutierrez has set his next project with Netflix, the animated feature film I, Chihuahua, following last year’s release of the critically acclaimed Maya and the Three. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will produce and star.

  • Netflix also debuted Concept Art from the film.

    • Caption: The upcoming Netflix animated feature “I, Chihuahua” follows Chacho, a scrappy masked luchador chihuahua.

  • Writers: Jorge Gutierrez, Doug Langdale, Candie Kelty Langdale

  • Producers: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Tim Yoon 

  • Quote from Jorge Gutierrez: “After The Book of Life and the amazing experience on Maya and the Three, I'm now thrilled to collaborate with Melissa, Gregg, Tito and all my friends at Netflix Animation on my follow up animated feature: I, Chihuahua! And to finally tag team a movie with my good friend and creative partner Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is a dream come true! Our internationally epic and heartfelt film will be a hilarious love letter to Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) movies, fighting video games and underdog sports films. I don't want to over promise but THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST MASKED CHIHUAHUA FILM EVER MADE! What a time to be alive!"

  • Quote from Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: “I cannot wait for everyone to see this wonderful film that celebrates underdogs in and out of the ring! It has action, drama, laughs and twists & turns, like any great Lucha storyline movie should have. When I first had the idea of a Lucha Libre cartoon, there was no one else I wanted to partner with other than Jorge Gutierrez. He has a brilliant mind that can expand this story in unimaginable ways.”

  • Logline: The ultimate underdog tale of Chacho, a scrappy masked Luchador Chihuahua, who embarks on a hilarious and action-packed journey around the world to fight for his family!

  • Synopsis: After learning his beloved home is in danger, a young Chihuahua named Chacho dons a Lucha Libre mask to become Luchacho! Our masked underdog enters an international fight tournament, competing against a hilarious and eclectic mix of animal fighters from all over the world, leading to the final epic fight against the nefarious beast known as Chamuco, The Widow Maker!

About Jorge Gutierrez (Headshot) Emmy and Annie award winning Jorge R. Gutierrez is a Mexican animator, painter, voice actor, writer, and director. Born in Mexico City, raised in Tijuana, CalArts graduate, Gutierrez has completed various films, cartoons, and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture. Gutierrez was the director & co-writer of the Guillermo Del Toro produced animated feature The Book of Life for Fox which earned him a 2014 Golden Globe Award nomination. He was also the writer & director of the Emmy nominated Son of Jaguar VR short for Google. Along with his wife and muse, Sandra Equihua, they created the multiple Emmy Award–winning animated series El Tigre, The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. Gutierrez most recently created the event series Maya and the Three for Netflix which recently won 2 Annie Awards, including Best Children’s TV/Media award.  

About Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (Headshot) Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians performing to sold-out concerts around the world and is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with almost a billion views and more than 25 million fans across social media. He is currently on his Gabriel “Fluffy” Back On Tour and will make history being the first comedian to perform at Dodger Stadium on May 6th and 7th joining the likes of other legendary acts who have performed at the largest MLB stadium in the US including Elton John, Madonna, Elvis Presley and more.