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The Smoke Seller (2012)

El vendedor de humo (original title)
A magician announcing himself as a "smoke seller" rolls into a little town and changes the lives of its inhabitants, if only for a day.

Director:

Jaime Maestro

Writers:

Alejandro Monreal (screenplay), María Barbadillo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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A magician announcing himself as a "smoke seller" rolls into a little town and changes the lives of its inhabitants, if only for a day.

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18 June 2012 (Spain) See more »

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Fantastic and magical animated short made in Valencia (Spain)
3 August 2015 | by cguijarroSee all my reviews

A traveling salesman comes to town offering a special commodity: to realize the dreams of its inhabitants, yes, for a small fee. However, the locals do not have time to fantasize, more busy with their chores.

This is how "El vendedor de humo" starts, proving the Spanish animation, and in particular the Valencian animation is one of the emerging industries in the country. Their quality modelers, animators, riggers, lighters, compers ... has nothing to envy those of any other country. Spain is well placed in the view of many producers that are trusting in the Spanish talent, and "The Smoke Seller" is a great example of this.

An original and funny script, which exudes humor, magic and quality everywhere. Definitely a job that the world of animation can not miss.

9 out of 10!! "*********"


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