Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Americano DVD

Get ready for a south-of-the-border journey, when the animated adventure Americano arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 13 from Lionsgate. Awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval,Americano tells the charming tale of a colorful Mexican parrot named Cuco who sets off on an adventure to defend his family. Available in both English and Spanish, the film features the voices of Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Golden Globe® nominee Lisa Kudrow (Best Supporting Actress, Television, “Friends”), and Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Best Supporting Actor,Stand and Deliver, 1988), in addition to radio personalities Don Cheto, El Mandril, and Argelia Atilano. TheAmericano DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Cuco is a Mexican boy parrot that would rather imitate the crazy stunts of his TV parrot superhero, El Americano, than help with his chores at the family bird circus. Yet when a gang of bully birds threatens his ringmaster father and takes over the circus, Cuco sets off on a hilarious and perilous journey to Hollywood to enlist his hero in his fight, only to discover the true hero within himself.

My Thoughts

Americano is a cute movie about a little circus parrot named Cuco.  His family has been part of the circus for years, and his father is the ringmaster. At first, Cuco just wants to change up the act with some moves he learned from watching superheroes on TV. But when a mean parrot tries to steal his father's job, he decides that he needs a real hero on his side. He decides to head to Hollywood to find El Americano, the super hero from television. Along the way, he faces many challenges and learns that the he may be more of a hero than the actor who plays the role on television. But will he make it back in time to save the circus?

This is a really cute animated film. The characters are colorful and fun. My kids really enjoyed following Cuco along on his adventures and rooted for him all the way. The best part of the movie is that it teaches kids that we all have the heart of a hero. We just need to look inside ourselves for the answer.