Released in Mexico in August of 2015, Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos quickly became the highest grossing animated film to have been produced in Mexico and the industry's seventh of all time, spending three weeks as the #1 movie in the box-office. Its success only fortified when it shocked the world as the first animated Mexican film to premiere theatrically in the United States, opening at #9 and becoming a surprise box-office success.
The record breaking film tells the story of Toto, (voiced by Bruno Bichir), a small rooster who was born the runt of the litter. But, when an evil rancher threatens to destroy his home and his family, Toto must go from a timid young "chicken" to a brave and scrappy rooster. Toto and his friends (voices include: Angelica Vale, Maite Perroni, Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde, and Carlos Espejel) must band together on an "Eggs-traordinary" adventure that will prove that big surprises can come from little packages.
"Thanksgiving is a day where families in the U.S. get together and give thanks for all their blessings. Our viewers are our family and we couldn't think of a better way to thank them for being so loyal to our network than by airing this incredibly hilarious, heart-warming film for the whole family to enjoy," said James M. McNamara, Vice Chairman of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., Cinelatino's parent company. "Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos is one of Pantelion Films' highest grossing movies of all time and the highest-grossing Spanish-language animated film ever released in the U.S., and we have no doubt that our viewers will love every second of this "egg-citing" film."
Since the creation of their Huevocartoon site in 2002, the Riva Palacio brothers have been able to brilliantly showcase the essence of Mexican comedy through their kid-friendly series, films, TV specials, advertisements and even video games, full of double-entendres, which have become a beloved part of Mexican culture. The anthropomorphized eggs, satirizing various sociocultural aspects in a humoristic and irreverent manner, have gained a cult following of over half a billion viewers online and has resulted in three blockbuster hits.
"The Huevocartoon brand is a staple in Mexican culture," said Carolina Bilbao, VP of Programming and Development for Cinelatino. "From their early days as an internet series, Huevos took the comedy scene by storm and captivated millions with their raw and edgy shorts and did not skip a beat when crossing over into the feature film world. As the leading Spanish-language movie network in the U.S., we are thrilled to present our viewers with such a monumental hit that we know they will love."