Leopoldina was Continente's mascot for nearly two decades. Her films would be highly anticipated every Christmas by kids and grown-ups alike. Both Leopoldina and her song became synonymous with Christmas for quite a few different generations of Portuguese people. About a decade ago Leopoldina was replaced with Popota, a diva whose Christmas films also enjoyed great success amongst all generations. However, Leopoldina and her song "The Enchanted World of Toys" have been sorely missed since.
For this year's film, Fuel approached us with an ambitious idea, an over the top Superbowl inspired concert where Popota and Leopoldina share the stage and would be seen together for the first time ever singing Leopoldina's song, all part of a wish made by Popota during Continente’s 35th anniversary party.
This project demanded we designed and built two different sets and seventeen different characters, each seen in two completely different visual styles. We've also designed and built several props, as well as many different clothes variations for all the different characters. Since Leopoldina hadn’t been seen in almost ten years, we got the chance to update her design and improve her appeal, while keeping her unique and recognisable traits intact.
Client
CONTINENTE
Agency
FUEL
Production Company
GARAGE
Animation Studio
STUDIO KIMCHI
Director
BRUNO SIMÕES
Executive Producer
MIGUEL VARELA
Post Production Supervisors
PATRÍCIA TAVARES
BEATRIZ PEREIRA
Music
FRED FERREIRA (NUCLEO AUDIO)
Sound Design
INDIGO
Voice Over
PEDRO ACABADO
Creative Director
JOÃO MADEIRA
Copywriter
RITA CARMO
Art Director
RUBEN SANTOS
Production Director
PEDRO SILVA
Audiovisual Producer
VASCO PAMPLONA
Account Director
TITA MARTINS
Account Executives
CATARINA ANACLETO
MADALENA MENEZES
Production Coordinator
CARLOTA POU
Storyboard Artists
AITOR HERRERO

JUANJO SURACE

REGINA INSENSER
Character Designers

JULIA GALLARDO

CRISTINA AGENJO

LAURA PORTOLÉS

IGNAZIO ACERENZA

MARKEL RAMOS
Matte Painting

REGINA INSENSER

MARKEL RAMOS
Set Design

RAQUEL COSTA
2D Animation

JORGE RIBEIRO
Character Modellers

MIGUEL MIRANDA

ESTEFANIA PÉREZ RODRIGUEZ

JORGE ALONSO
Set Modeller

ESTEFANIA PÉREZ RODRIGUEZ
Texture Artists

EVA DE PRADO

IGNAZIO ACERENZA

Grooming Artists
ALEX MATEO

ANNA RECZYNSKA
CG Generalists

BRIAN MARTINEZ

ERNEST SÁNCHEZ RODRIGUEZ
FX

WILLBERT ALVAREZ
Lighting

EVA MATEO

JUAN CARLOS MOLINA

JOSE MANUEL GARCÍA
Making Of

RODRIGO SEVILLA

Character Rigging

NU BOYANA PORTUGAL
Character Animation
ROCKET FRAMES
Colour Grading
MPC LONDON

@2020 Continente
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