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CAZANDO GAMUSINOS

What to know: Short, fun animated film that is very family-friendly.
CAZANDO GAMUSINOS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 7-12
5 minutes
VIDEO
SILVIA MANES
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Cazando Gamusinos is a fun short film that can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages. It is very family-friendly and enjoyable. From the animation to the music, Cazando Gamusinos proves itself to be a lovely film and I highly recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival.

This is a animated film about a world where people possess magical pendants, which contain a source of strength for that human. Each person has their own pendant, treasuring it. One day, a man's pendent is stolen, so, with desperation, he sends his son out to retrieve the locket.

The animation is spectacular - very smooth, and effort is clearly shown by the animators. Not to mention, this film is very quick, so you're sure to not be bored. The magical aspect of this short film is very appealing to younger audiences, which is always a plus.

The storyline is charming and very simple. In the sense, it is an overdone idea, therefore it's rather predictable. However, it is a well-done animation. The background details are given a strong emphasize with movement of the camera. I like that it portrays a parallel universe, with the difference being that of the magic. I love the quest the son takes to the cave. It is such a contrast to the domestic little home we see in the beginning. His home is his place of comfort, and the discomfort in the dark, spooky cave is very apparent by the way the son visibly shakes out of fear.

The music is whimsical, very reminiscent of games such as Wizard 101, for example. The melody truly paints a picture of the fantasy aspect of the world of Cazando Gamusinos. The style of animation is quite cartoonish, so none of the effects are made to appear realistic. The style is very straight-forward, with dark outlines and solid coloring.

The voice actress, Joan Climent, makes noises of distress without sounding actual words. With that said, it certainly helps take the film onto a more emotional route such as when the father is shown sadly resting on his chair, and his son sounds as if he is about to cry. Those things are very important for a short film like this. This film should play well on the big screen. The music is what makes this film interesting. It really enhances the story and helps move it along.

The message is - even when things are looking low, don't lose hope!

I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 5 to 13. Reviewed by Joshitha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Reviewer.

Cazando Gamusinos is a fun short film that can be enjoyed by a wide range of ages. It is very family-friendly and enjoyable. From the animation to the music, Cazando Gamusinos proves itself to be a lovely film and I highly recommend it for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival.

This is a animated film about a world where people possess magical pendants, which contain a source of strength for that human. Each person has their own pendant, treasuring it. One day, a man's pendent is stolen, so, with desperation, he sends his son out to retrieve the locket.

The animation is spectacular - very smooth, and effort is clearly shown by the animators. Not to mention, this film is very quick, so you're sure to not be bored. The magical aspect of this short film is very appealing to younger audiences, which is always a plus.

The storyline is charming and very simple. In the sense, it is an overdone idea, therefore it's rather predictable. However, it is a well-done animation. The background details are given a strong emphasize with movement of the camera. I like that it portrays a parallel universe, with the difference being that of the magic. I love the quest the son takes to the cave. It is such a contrast to the domestic little home we see in the beginning. His home is his place of comfort, and the discomfort in the dark, spooky cave is very apparent by the way the son visibly shakes out of fear.

The music is whimsical, very reminiscent of games such as Wizard 101, for example. The melody truly paints a picture of the fantasy aspect of the world of Cazando Gamusinos. The style of animation is quite cartoonish, so none of the effects are made to appear realistic. The style is very straight-forward, with dark outlines and solid coloring.

The voice actress, Joan Climent, makes noises of distress without sounding actual words. With that said, it certainly helps take the film onto a more emotional route such as when the father is shown sadly resting on his chair, and his son sounds as if he is about to cry. Those things are very important for a short film like this. This film should play well on the big screen. The music is what makes this film interesting. It really enhances the story and helps move it along.

The message is - even when things are looking low, don't lose hope!

I give this 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 5 to 13. Reviewed by Joshitha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Reviewer.

Humans possess a totem that gives them control of their imagination. When a gamusino steals Ruben's totem, his son Hugo goes on a quest and will confront the creature to restore his father's vitality.
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