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Press Release - Oct 13 2008


Los Campeones De La Lucha Libre ("The Champions of Wrestling") is the first

animated full length lucha libre movie by the creators of ¡Mucha Lucha! - Eddie Mort
and Lili Chin.

On October 12th, the movie made its official premiere at the Antara Cinemex in Mexico
City. It was a spectacular event with an audience of 2000 people, which included twenty
five major masked wrestling stars, celebrity actors Iliana Fox (voice of Sorpresa) and
Andres Palacios (voice of Dragon Rojo Jr) and major television and newspaper press.

Also present was Dragon Rojo Jr, a rising star in the Arena Mexico, and real-life
manifestation of the animated character created by Mort and Chin.
L: Lili Chin, Eddie Mort & Dragon Rojo; R: Enrique & Adriana Altamirano on the red carpet

L to R: Eddie Mort, Lili Chin and wrestlers including Tsuki, Ultimo Dragoncito, Pequeno Olimpico

L to R: Lili Chin, Dragon Rojo, Enrique Altamirano, Eddie Mort

Common questions for the producers/creators:

1. How did two foreigners come up with the idea to make a lucha libre movie for Mexico?

Eddie Mort and Lili Chin have been aficionados of lucha libre for many years
when they first started collaborating as animators in Australia. Inspired by the
movies of wrestling legends El Santo and Blue Demon, they learned about lucha
libre federations (e.g., CMLL, AAA) in Mexico, and followed the matches. Los
Campeones is a homage to lucha libre.

2. How is Los Campeones the movie different from Mucha Lucha (the hit cartoon series
by Warner Bros Animation)?

Los Campeones De La Lucha Libre is different from ¡Mucha Lucha! not only
in terms of scale but also in that it is more for a family audience than for children.
Director Eddie Mort regards this film as a more authentic tribute to lucha libre,
the sport and culture. There is no holds-barred wrestling action, and moves and
holds. There are nods to the El Santo and Blue Demon films of the 60's. And also
more importantly, the idea that a luchador (like Dragon Rojo) has to live up to the
legend of his name and his father's past.

3. What is it like to meet Dragon Rojo Jr.?

It was a thrill for Eddie Mort and Lili Chin to see their 'creation' for the first time,
wrestling at Arena Mexico. Mort: "An unreal experience".

4. Will there be a sequel?

Mort: Depending on the success of this movie, there may be a second Los
Campeones. We have many interesting stories planned!

Los Campeones De La Lucha Libre is produced by Mort's and Chin's company,

FWAK! Animation (Sydney/Los Angeles) and Enrique Altamirano of BouncyNet Inc.

Like ¡Mucha Lucha!, Los Campeones is a 2D production animated using Adobe Flash,
and boasts a creative team in the USA, Australia, Canada, and The Philippines. It is
written by Keith J Rainville with music direction by Phofo. The original cast includes:
Armando Valdes-Kennedy, Richard Green, Ruth Livier, Candi Milo, Eduardo Antonio
Garcia, Lux Interior, Eric Bauza, Matt Danner and Maurice Svanstrom.

The theatrical version is dubbed into the Spanish language and distributed by Azteca
Cine. To date, 400 prints have been released to theaters around Mexico.

Los Campeones will premiere in theaters on October 17th 2008.


· Reforma press coverage:

· Azteca Cine website (with trailer) :

· Los Campeones website:

· Fwak! Animation:

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