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San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Foosball’

San Sebastian Film Review: ‘Foosball’
Argentina’s Juan Jose Campanella makes the unusual move of following the Oscar-winning “The Secret in Their Eyes” with a soccer-themed 3D toon — and strikes gold. “Foosball” is a non-stop charmer allegedly geared to kids but just as likely to delight parents, featuring a nerdy table-soccer champ and the lead figurine players that come to life to trounce a bullying egomaniac. A summer release in Argentina went boffo, scoring the nation’s highest first-day B.O. bow, a feat likely to be repeated in other Spanish-lingo territories. The English version, with distribution from 369 Prods., should also see sky-high returns.

The media is championing the pic as the equal of U.S. animation giants, which isn’t an exaggeration given the slickness of the product as well as the cleverness of the design. “Foosball” is Latin America’s biggest budgeted cartoon feature — at $21 million — and will roll out in all territories once dubbing is completed.
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Metegol International Trailer Brings Foosball to Life

Metegol International Trailer Brings Foosball to Life
Back in October 2010, we reported that The Secret in Their Eyes director Juan Jos&#233 Campanella is making Metegol, which foosball fans will surely enjoy. Today, we have the first international trailer for this animated comedy that centers on a man who must face a world-famous soccer star in order to save his village. He gets help from the figures on a foosball table that magically spring into action to help the man fulfill his destiny. Take a look at the first footage from this bizarre comedy, which doesn't have a domestic release date set at this time.

Metegol - International Trailer

Metegol comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Pablo Rago, Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Sebastian Mogordoy, Fabián Gianola, David Masajnik, Horacio Fontova. The film is directed by Juan José Campanella.
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Trailer for the CG Animated Film Based on Foosball

Check out this fun trailer for the CG animated feature film called Metegol or Foosball in English. The film comes from Academy award winner Juan J. Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes and episodes of House and 30 Rock). The story is built around the great sport of Foosball! I used to play Foosball all the time, but the sport just got too intense and crazy for me, so I had to give it up for the greater good. Or maybe the Foosball table broke and I just never bothered to fix it or get a new one.

The movie may not be a Pixar or DreamWorks Animation film, but it still looks entertaining. Here's the synopsis:

Metegol, also known as Foosball and Futbolín (Spanish Title), is an upcoming 3D CG animated film directed by Academy award winner Juan J. Campanella (Juan José Campanella) of “The Secret in Their Eyes” (El secreto de sus ojos
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New Trailer For Soccer Adventure Toon Foosball (Metegol)

Despite not having a cutting edge 3D animations like Pixar, Juan Jose Campanella has done a pretty good job.

Following his Oscar-winning drama The Secret In Their Eyes, the helmer decided to venture into animation.And after a first rough edit of teaser nearly a year ago, a much more polished look popped up.

Based on a short story called ‘Memoirs of a Right Winger’ by Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa the 3D animated film follows Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and a foosball trying to get back together after having been dismantled. With the help of the foosball players, Amadeo takes on the most terrible football rival: the Champ.

Metegol, also known as Foosball and Futbolín is expected to hit international theaters sometime this year.

Here’s the new teaser trailer along with the teaser poster for Foosball.

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Metegol, also known as
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Watch: Teaser For The Animated 'Foosball' From ‘Secret In Their Eyes’ Director Juan Jose Campanella

Back in 2010 it was reported that Juan Jose Campanella, director of the breathless, Academy Award-winning whodunit “Secret In Their Eyes,” would next set his sights on an animated project called “Metegol” (aka “Foosball”). Well, today a brief teaser has appeared (via Animatie) and it seems charming enough. The original logline was that the film “follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village." You don’t really get that from the teaser, but then again, it is only a minute long.

The teaser starts off with a braggart football (or, if you’re American, soccer) star talking about what it’s like being on the sidelines, about all the goals he’s scored and… the camera pulls back, revealing that our subject is not a full-sized football player but actually a tiny foosball figure.
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Juan Jose Campanella is Making an Animated Movie About Soccer…Er, Football

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Juan Jose Campanella, the Argentine who won the foreign-language Oscar in 2009 for his film The Secret in Their Eyes, has decided to make his first animated feature. His film has been titled Metegol, or Foosball, and only has a budget of $9.75 million if you can believe that.

The film “follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village.”

I for one think this is an interesting storyline. It reminds me of The Indian in the Cupboard except there seems to be a lot more at risk if an underdog has to challenge a pro to save his village. I wonder how they are going to set up that village angle.

Campanella stated that “we are finding a visual style that we haven’t seen before in an animated movie. We are putting a lot of effort in that.
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Juan Jose Campanella Directing Metegol

Foosball characters will come to life in Juan Jose Campanella's MetegolJuan Jos&#233 Campanella, who directed last year's Oscar-winning Best Foreign Language Film The Secret in Their Eyes, is moving to animation with his latest project entitled Metegol, according to Variety.

The movie, which translates to English as Foosball, centers on a character who has to face a soccer pro in order to save his village. He is aided by figures on a foosball table that come to life. Juan Jos&#233 Campanella will direct and produce through his 100 Bares banner and the Buenos Aires-based Catmandu. Spain's Plural-Jempsa will also lend a hand with the production.

Metegol is slated for release sometime in 2012. The site reports that local Argentine actors such as Pablo Rago, Fabi&#225n Gianola, Miguel &#193ngel Rodr&#237guez, Horacio Fontova, David Masajnik are being hired for unspecified voice roles.

Metegol comes to theaters in 2012. The film is directed by Juan José Campanella.
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"Eyes" Director Plays Animated Foosball

Argentine director Juan Jose Campanella ("The Secret in Their Eyes") will helm his first animated feature reports Variety.

"Metegol" (Foosball) follows an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village. Pablo Rago ("Secret"), Fabian Gianola ("The Super Agents: New Generation"), Miguel Angel Rodriguez ("Dad for a Day"), Horacio Fontova ("Goodbye, Dear Moon") and David Masajnik ("Son of the Bride") will all lend their voices to the production.

Despite a quite low $9.75 million budget, Campanella hopes to find "a visual style that we haven't seen before in an animated movie." A 2012 release is being planned.
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