Arrugas (Wrinkles) received awards for the Best Animated Feature and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Goya Awards given by Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España (Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science). Toon Boom Animation congratulates Arrugas and Ignacio Ferreras, Manuel Cristobal, the Perro Verde Films team and everyone at Cromosoma on this great acheivement. “Toon Boom is truly proud to be associated to you success and we look forward to working with Cromosoma in future projects.”
Based on Paco Roca’s comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), Wrinkles (Arrugas) portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a care home. Emilio, in the early stages of Alzheimers, is helped by Miguel and colleagues to avoid ending up on the feared top floor of the care home, also known as the lost causes or “assisted” floor. Their wild plan infuses their otherwise tedious day-to-day life with humour and tenderness; even though for some their lives are coming to an end, for them it is just beginning.
“Wrinkles arose from a need to discuss old-age, a scarcely-touched topic in literature or cinema. Upon collecting his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Michael Caine lamented the lack of leading roles for his age. In today’s society, old-age is like being a supporting actor and so Wrinkles reflects what the elderly are feeling, estranged from the starring roles,” explains Paco Roca.
Wrinkles is co-produced by Cromosoma with Perro Verde Films, a Spanish production and distribution company while international sales are handled by Six Sales. The production team brings together highly-talented and experienced people, including Paco Roca, Co-Script Writer and Character Designer, Dani Martínez, Line Producer and Executive Producer, Helena Fortuny, Production Manager, Baltasar Pedrosa, Animation Supervisor, María Arochena, Ángel de la Cruz, as Executive Producers, Manuel Cristóbal and Oriol Ivern as Producers; as well as Ignacio Ferreras as Director.
One of the great benefits of using Toon Boom Harmony in the production was the use of the colour palettes. At the colouring stage, 12 Pinguinos and Top Draw used the colour palettes that Cromosoma provided them.
“This is a great Harmony feature as it ensures colour consistency throughout the process. No matter how many studios are involved, they all use the same colour models, with their unique colour codes. Once the coloured scenes are approved, we start the compositing. If a colour change is required during the compositing stage, we do it in realtime,” adds Dani Martínez.
Watch a clip in the Toon Boom Showcase http://www.toonboom.com/showcase/index.html?mov=445