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Award-Winning Jazz-Infused Animated Feature 'Chico & Rita' On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD In Sept.

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 30, 2012 at 10:00AM

A wonderful way to start the week, with an announcement that one of the most engaging films I've seen this year will be arriving on home video (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and digital) in less than 2 months, and the rest of you who haven't yet seen it, especially as we've continued to praise it here on S&A (since last year), will finally get your opportunity to do so.
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Chico And Rita

A wonderful way to start the week, with an announcement that one of the most engaging films I've seen this year will be arriving on home video (DVD, Blu-ray, VOD and digital) in less than 2 months, and the rest of you who haven't yet seen it, especially as we've continued to praise it here on S&A (since last year), will finally get your opportunity to do so.

And by the way, it was nominated in the Best Animated Feature category at the 84th annual Academy Awards (it didn't win however).

Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their ambitions and each other from Havana to New York and Hollywood to Paris, in an epic story of love and heartbreak spanning six decades. Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle EpoqueCalle 54) and Spain’s renowned artist and designer Javier Mariscal celebrate the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion and heartbreak.  Featuring a red-hot soundtrack by five-time Grammy-winning Cuban musician and composer Bebo Valdés, with the music of (and animated cameos by) jazz legendsThelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito PuenteChano Pozo, and others.

 
Cinedigm Entertainment Group, a division of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.,  will release Chico & Ritaday-and-date on September 18th on cable VODDVD, and on DVD/Blu-ray in a Limited Edition Collector’s Set, preceded by an early digital release on August 21.

Chico & Rita received a limited theatrical release this year, earning more than $2.2 million at the box office, and while it didn't win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature, it did take home the Best Animated Feature award at the European Film Awards, and was an audience favorite at the Toronto and Telluride Film Festivals.

The Limited Edition Collector’s Set includes Blu-ray and DVD discs, an audio CD of the full-length Latin Grammy-winning soundtrack, and a 16-page excerpt from The New York Times bestselling graphic novel based on the film.

Here's its trailer as a refresher:

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