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  (in credits order)
José Luis Gil ... Quijote (voice: Spanish)

Andreu Buenafuente ... Sancho (voice: Spanish)
Luis Posada ... Rucio (voice: Spanish)
David Fernández ... Rocinante (voice: Spanish)
María Luisa Solá ... Duquesa (voice: Spanish)
Félix Benito ... Duque (voice: Spanish)
Xavi Fernández ... Gallo James (voice: Spanish)

Sancho Gracia ... Sansón Carrasco / Siniestro (voice: Spanish)
Alicia Laorden ... Altisidora (voice: Spanish)

Miguel Ángel Jenner ... Avellaneda (voice: Spanish)
Javier Amilibia ... Globus / Falso Quijote (voice: Spanish)
José María Neguillo ... Léon (voice: Spanish)
Eva Martí ... Comadreja (voice: Spanish)
Sonia Ferrer ... Dulcinea / Caballero Media Luna (voice: Spanish)
José Antonio Soler ... Caballo Comparso (voice: Spanish)
Domènec Farell ... Caballo Cachas (voice: Spanish) (as Domenech Farell)
Jordi Royo ... Yegua (voice: Spanish)
Gloria González ... Teresa (voice: Spanish)
José Antonio Cerdán ... Pedro / Falso Quijote (voice: Spanish)
Toni Solanes ... Sirviente / Falso Quijote (voice: Spanish)
Antonio Moro ... Alguacil / Falso Quijote (voice: Spanish)
José Javier Serrano ... Heraldo (voice: Spanish)
Enrique Hernández ... Matón / Falso Quijote (voice: Spanish)
Manuel Ceinos ... Matón / Falso Quijote (voice: Spanish)
Jordi González ... Narrador (voice: Spanish)
Jordi Hurtado ... Cronista de Estadio de Justas (voice: Spanish)
Steve Salazar ... Quijote (voice: English)
James Phillips ... Sancho (voice: English version)

Joe Lewis ... Rucio (voice: English version)
Robert Paterson ... Rocinante (voice: English)
Sarah Davison ... Duchess (voice: English)
Toby Harper ... Duke (voice: English)
Joshua Zamrycki ... James Rooster (voice: English version)
Carlton Bacon ... Sampson / Sinister (voice: English)

Richard Felix ... Avellaneda (voice: English)

Molly Malcolm ... Altisidora (voice: English)
Robert Long ... Globus (voice: English)
Amber Ockrassa ... Weasel (voice: English)
Inés Moraleda ... Dulcinea / Knight Of The Crecent Moon (voice: English version)
Piers Veness ... Parade Horse (voice: English)
Ewan Watson ... Strong Horse / False Quijote (voice: English)
Carlos Castanon ... Mare (voice: English)
Leslie Charles ... Teresa (voice: English)
Dermot Arrigan ... Peter (voice: English)
Chris Hood ... Servant (voice: English)
Cece Giannotti ... Constable (voice: English)
Alex Warner ... Herald Town Crier (voice: English)
Mario Furlan ... False Quijote (voice: English)
Derek Zinger ... False Quijote (voice: English)
Brendan Price ... Bodyguard (voice: English)

Jose Pozo ... Bodyguard (voice: English)
Ellen Gould ... Narrator (voice: English)
Nick Bowyer ... Jousting Arena Announcer (voice: English)

Directed by
Jose Pozo 
Writing credits
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra (novel "Don Quixote")

Angel E. Pariente (screenplay)

Produced by
Carlo Alfano .... co-executive producer
Begoña Alonso .... line producer
Franco Bevione .... co-producer
Fabio Massimo Cacciatori .... producer
Carlos Fernández .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... producer
Giulia Marletta .... executive producer
Paco Rodríguez .... executive producer
Sergio Toffetti .... co-producer
Original Music by
Andrea Guerra 
Film Editing by
Félix Bueno 
Art Direction by
Esteban Martín 
Production Management
Begoña Alonso .... executive in charge of production
Stefania Busca .... assistant production manager
Ana Garcia Iglesias .... production lead: Bren Entertainment
Iván González Penedo .... head of production
Alberto Neira .... production manager
Jesús L. Pérez Villar .... post-production manager
Art Department
Alfonso Blaas .... color designer
Sergio Casas .... color designer
Eva de Prado .... color designer
Alfred Llupiá .... set designer
Jacobo Navarro .... storyboard artist
Carlos Ruano .... set designer
Antonio Santamaría .... storyboard artist
David Alcarria .... set designer (uncredited)
Pedro Daniel García Pérez .... model sheets (uncredited)
Sound Department
Mariano Alvarez .... sound effects editor
Jordi Casugas .... re-recording mixer
Rafael Duyos .... supervising sound editor
Yvonne Miralles .... foley recordist
Jaume Puig .... sound consultant: Dolby
Albert Verges .... sound mixer
Edgar Vidal .... foley artist
Edgar Vidal .... sound effects designer
Erik Vidal .... foley artist
Kiku Vidal .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Bruno López .... special effects supervisor
Montse Sonsona .... layout operator
Visual Effects by
Borja Abeijón .... vfx compositor
Francesco Alliaud .... lighting technical director
Iker Alonso .... lighting artist
Jota Alonso .... lighter
Galder Apraiz .... lighting artist
Katrin Arndt .... line producer: Trixter Film GmbH
Lorenzo Basurto .... visual effects artist: Bren Entertainment
Jaime Bescansa .... lead character rigger
Sebastien Bruneau .... animator
Francesco Canonico .... lighting technical director
Antonio Carranza Pérez .... set modeler
Carlos Casado .... visual effects & props
Justine Codron .... lighting artist: Bren Entertainment
Massimo Comuzio .... digital supervisor
Cristiana Cossu .... final layout artist
Cristiana Cossu .... visual effects artist
Sergio Cremasco .... color designer
Roberto D'Ippolito .... digital compositor (as D'Ippolito Roberto)
Adolfo Dalda .... character modeling artist
Enrico De Palo .... compositor
Chiara De Pas .... lighting artist
Eva de Prado .... digital artist: surfacing
Chema del Fresno .... modeler
Merche Delgado .... lead lighting technical director
José A. Eiroa .... lighting artist: Bren Entertainment
Iker Elorrieta .... compositor
Diego Fernández Goberna .... digital artist: Bren Entertainment
Mauro Frau .... lighting artist: Bren Entertainment
Vidina Garcia .... layout artist
Juan García Gonzalez .... layout
Juan García Gonzalez .... rigging
Lorena García Romero .... layout/previs artist (as Lorena G. Romero)
Lorena García Romero .... lighting artist (as Lorena G. Romero)
Lorena García Romero .... rendering & optimization artist (as Lorena G. Romero)
Iker García Santander .... dinamic composite artis
Iker García Santander .... lighter
Iker García Santander .... set and prop modeler
Marga García Visdómine .... layout artist
Jonathan Germain .... lighting supervisor
Jose Luis Gomez Diaz .... software developer
Wolfgang Haas .... animator
Stefano Jannuzzo .... shader writer
Silvio Jemma .... visual effects supervisor
Juan Carlos Lara .... character rigging supervisor: Bren Entertainment
Bruno López .... compositing supervisor
Bruno López .... visual effects supervisor
Javier Mansilla .... lead lighting: Bren Entertainment
Oscar Mata .... lighting artist: Bren Entertainment
Pietro Materossi .... lighting technical director
'Txolo' Fernando Medrano .... modeler
Jon Unceta Michel .... lighting artist
Fabrizio Nastasi .... post production coordinator
Angel Navarro .... character modeler
Jean Claude Nouchy .... visual effects: technical director
Rob O'Dea .... lighting artist
Matteo Pastorino .... render supervisor
Cinzia Pegorin .... lead color & lighting technical director: Bren Entertainment
Jacobo Piñeiro .... junior animator
Ariele Podreider Lenzi .... final layout artist
Elisa Pretta .... digital compositor
Carlota Primo .... lighting and rendering artist
Orash Rahnema .... lighting technical director
Charlie Ramos .... layout supervisor
Alessandro Riberti .... lighting technical director
Milo Riccarand .... animator
Sascha Robitzki .... technical director: Trixter
Matteo Rostagno .... visual effects animator
Roberto Rubio .... character rigger
Guillaume Ruegg .... digital artist
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character animator
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character rigger
Valter Sagrillo .... final layout supervisor
Valter Sagrillo .... technical director
Francesca Salvatore .... final layout
Gustavo Sanchez-Perez .... senior visual effects artist
Debora Sangermano .... compositing supervisor
Francesco Sansoni .... lighting supervisor
Alessandro Savio .... render
Armando Sepulveda .... modelling lipsync and effects
Anna Sitjà .... digital artist
Nathan Stone .... character animator
Corrado Strada .... art director
Oscar Tornincasa .... technical director
Jon Uriarte .... color and lighting supervisor: Bren Entertainment
Celine Velasco .... lighting artist
Tilmann Vogt .... character animator: Trixter Film GmbH
Jörg Volk .... animator
Riccardo Zoccarato .... final layout artist
Riccardo Zoccarato .... lighting artist
Animation Department
Borja Abeijón .... lead modeler
Francesco Alliaud .... animator
Pako Bagur .... animator
Terence Bannon .... animator
Giorgio Bellasio .... animation director
Francesco Canonico .... animator
Valentina D'Orsi .... character animator
José Luis de Lucas .... animator (as Pepe de Lucas)
José Luis de Lucas .... animator
Jesus del Campo .... character animator
Maximino Díaz Gerveno .... animator (as Maxi Diaz)
Hartmut Engel .... character animator
Cristina Falcon .... character animator
Giuliano Fontanelli .... character animator
Aldo Gagliardi .... animator
Roger Gimenez .... animator
Hector Godoy Garcia .... animator
Iban Jose Perez .... animator
Robert Kuczera .... senior character animator
Diego Martel .... animator
Jordi Oñate Isal .... character animator
Jesus Parra .... animator
Andrea Pecora .... animator
Jacobo Piñeiro .... compositing supervisor
A. Martín Puentes .... animator
Marco Regina .... animator
Carlo Rotolo .... animator
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character animator
Jesús Ruiz Torres .... character rigger
Alberto Sanz Mariscal .... animator
Daniel Sappa .... animator
Julien Soret .... animator
Nicola Sterpone .... animator
Laura Trespioli .... animator
Editorial Department
Giovanni Bivi .... color grader
Giovanni Bivi .... color timer
Álex de Molina .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Rafael Duyos .... music supervisor
Antongiulio Frulio .... orchestrator
London Symphony Orchestra .... music performed by
Simon Rhodes .... music scoring mixer
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Alberico Bonacci .... production assistant
Vicente Canales .... head of sales
Diego Cortassa .... computer engineering supervisor
Oscar Garcia Amor .... systems engineer
Jose Luis Gomez Diaz .... software developer
Ana Gómez Alcalde .... software engineer
Rubén López Gómez .... software engineer
Alberto Marini .... story editor
María Parrón .... legal and business affairs (as Maria Parrón)
Martin Samper .... making-of crew coordinator
Martin Samper .... marketing and promotion
Elena Serra .... development executive
Sebastian Sylwan .... chief technology officer: Lumiq Studios
José Carlos Trillo Caamaño .... software engineer
Jorge Tuca .... head of development
Manel Vicaria .... press and promotion

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Also Known As:
"Donkey X" - Canada (English title) (DVD box title), USA (DVD box title)
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Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and violence
Greece:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Premiere was at Cannes Film FestivalSee more »
Anachronisms: When they get to Barcelona, in the tent there is a spring clothespin holding up a mirror. This type of clothespin wasn't invented until 1853, by David M. Smith of Springfield, Vermont.See more »
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Decent animation, but that is it for the positives, 5 July 2015
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

As has been said by the previous commentators, the best thing about Donkey Xote is the animation, which is at least decent and the one component that shows any signs of effort. The character designs are rather derivative (especially the blatant one for the donkey Rucio) and plastic, but there is a good amount of vibrant colour, some of the landscapes are quite gorgeously rendered for low-budget animation and there is evidence of detail and depth in the backgrounds, with the standouts being the nocturnal visuals and a reasonably effective dream sequence.

Unfortunately, that is it for the positives for Donkey Xote. The music does have its rousing moments and sense of adventure, but those moments are too far outweighed by the number of times the music is inappropriately used or misplaced and the pop songs just don't gel with the setting or the story (it was like those involved had completely forgotten what the time and place were) and I just didn't see the point in including them.

With the characters, they are either gross distortions of the characters in the book, being the complete opposite of what made them so appealing memorable (what is done with Sancho Panza is so bad it's almost offensive), or incredibly annoying, especially the too prominent and quickly irritating Rucio, who has absolutely none of the irreverence and wit of Shrek's Donkey. It was interesting to have the story told from the viewpoint of Rucio, but it did feel too much and went off on a tangent more than it did telling a succinct story.

The voices are very uninspired and often sound under-rehearsed or bored, Quixote having very little of his touching dignity. It's the writing and the story that really make Doneky Xote as bad as it is. The script does try to have the vibe of Shrek, but contains none of its wit, clever humour or charm. Everything here feels muddled and leaden, with some very poorly timed and childish jokes, lines that hold no relevance to the story and only adds to the confusion and it feels very anachronistic.

The story chiefly suffers from trying to tell a very long and difficult story (also one that very few children will be familiar with) in 90 minutes, it is hard enough compressing and adapting it for live action but while it is laudable it just doesn't translate well for animation of this length and budget. It contains themes that will go over youngsters' heads (and this is not intended to be patronising, this is coming from a person who think children's taste and intelligence are often underestimated), subplots come out of nowhere, are introduced and skimmed over even quicker or are completely unnecessary to the story and it is so rushed and jumps around so much that the film feels really convoluted, some parts incomprehensible, and numerous times it's difficult to tell who's who.

Overall, laudable try, considering the nature of the Don Quixote story, but only has the animation going for it. Instead it feels like a mess of Don Quixote and a Shrek rip-off while forgetting all of the ingredients that makes Don Quixote and Shrek as good and memorable as they are. 2/10 Bethany Cox

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