Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible

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Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible
Mortadelo and Filemon Mission Implausible poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo
Directed byJavier Fesser
Produced byAntonio Asensio
Luis Manso
Federico Ramos
Written byJavier Fesser
Cristóbal Ruiz
Claro García
Based onFrancisco Ibáñez's characters
StarringKarra Elejalde
Janfri Topera
Ángel Chame
Mariano Venancio
Víctor Monigote
Emilio Gavira
Music byRafael Arnau
CinematographyMiguel Pablos
Edited byJavier Fesser
Production
companies
Ilion Animation Studios
Zeta Cinema
Películas Pendelton
Televisión Española
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • November 28, 2014 (2014-11-28) (Spain)
Running time
88 minutes
CountrySpain
LanguageSpanish
Budget$12.5 million[1]
Box office€4.9 million ($5.5 million)[2]

Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible (Spanish: Mortadelo y Filemón contra Jimmy el Cachondo, "Mortadelo and Filemon versus Jimmy the Joker") is a 2014 Spanish animated comedy film based on the characters from the Mort & Phil comic book series. It achieved six nominations for the 29th Goya Awards,[3] winning in the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Animated Film categories, and two for the second edition of Premios Feroz.[4]

Plot[edit]

Jimmy el Cachondo and his henchmen have stolen a top secret document from the TIA headquarters that can ridicule them in front of all other spy agencies. The Superintendent will have no choice than to command the mission of retrieving it to Mortadelo and Filemón. To make matters worse, dangerous criminal Tronchamulas has escaped jail and plans to exact revenge on Filemón for arresting him in the past. Eventually they will be forced to team up to find Jimmy's hideout. Meanwhile, Professor Bacterio tries to help the pair of agents with his latest invention: the "reversicine", a beverage that turns people into the exact opposite of what they are or think.

Characters[edit]

The portrayal of the characters is rather faithful to the comics except for Mortadelo and Filemon: Mortadelo has far more common sense and Filemon is actually quite dumb while in the comics, it was the opposite

The T.I.A Staff[edit]

Mortadelo: The Subordinate of Filemon and Super. Despite being a bit clumsy, he's rather cunning, resourceful and has invented several gadgets on his own to protect his apartment. He has incredible skill in disguising himself as virtually anything ranging from animals to professionals outfits, machinery etc...Like everyone else, he cares very little about his boss and has often prove that he might be actually more competent than Filemon.

Filemón: The Boss of Mortadelo. Initially presentend as the "Straight-Man" to Mortadelo's "Ditz" in the comics, his portrayal into the movies is different: extremely stupid, arrogant, cowardly, bossy and incompetent, he's also incredibly accident-prone, capable of being injured in comical and painful ways.

He spent most of his time dreaming that he's a great hero but is despised by everyone and tries to avoid vengeful foes who he has arrested in the past.

Voice cast in Spanish[edit]

Actor Character
Karra Elejalde Mortadelo
Janfri Topera Filemón
Ramón Langa Filemón (in a dream)
Mariano Venancio The Superintendent
Enrique Villén Professor Bacterio
Berta Ojea Ofelia
Athenea Mata Irma
Emilio Gavira Rompetechos
Ángel Chame Jimmy el Cachondo
José Alias Tronchamulas
Víctor Monigote Tronchamulas (reverted)
Chani Martín Mari
Manuel Tallafé Trini
Karlos Arguiñano Himself (on TV)

Box office[edit]

The film's production budget is estimated at $12.5 million.[1] In Spain, the film grossed €4.9 million ($5.5 million).[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards Category Nominated Result
29th Goya Awards[3] Best Adapted Screenplay Javier Fesser, Claro García and Cristóbal Ruiz Won
Best Animated Film Won
Best Art Direction Víctor Monigote Nominated
Best Production Supervision Luis Fernández Lago and Julián Larrauri Nominated
Best Sound Nicolás de Poulpiquet and Javier Muñoz Nominated
Best Original Song "Morta y File" by Rafael Arnau Nominated
II Premios Feroz[4] Best Comedy Nominated
Best Original Soundtrack Rafael Arnau Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Amidi, Amid (26 November 2014). "Mort & Phil Will Take on 'Penguins of Madagascar' in Spain This Weekend". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b Hopewell, John (June 15, 2015). "Annecy: Paramount Animation, Spain's Ilion Ally on 3D Tentpole (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  3. ^ a b del Caz, Ángela (7 January 2015). "Lista de nominados a los Premios Goya 2015". eCartelera (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Lista de nominados a los Premios Feroz 2015". Premios Feroz (in Spanish). 16 December 2014. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

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