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Directed by Ricardo Arnaiz
Produced by Socorro Aguilar
Ricardo Arnaiz
Written by Antonio Garci
Omar Mustre
Starring Sherlyn
Pierre Angelo
Pedro Armendáriz Jr
Alex Lora
Maya Zapata
Regina Orozco
Jorge Arvizu
Silverio Palacios
Regina Torné
Enrique Garay
Music by Gabriel Villar
Edited by Ricardo Arnaiz
Gabriel Villar
Distributed by Universal Pictures (Mexico only)
Release date
  • December 18, 2009 (2009-12-18)
Running time
86 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish
Budget $2,400,000

Nikte is a 2009 Mexican animated adventure comedy film, produced by Animex Producciones. It stars the voices of Sherlyn as the title character, Pierre Angelo, Pedro Armendáriz Jr, Alex Lora, Jorge Arvizu, and Regina Torné. It premiered in theaters on December 18, 2009.


The story starts with a girl and her family at La Venta park. The girl only thinks about herself, and her family goes with the tour guide while she stays at the entrance listening to her music. She leans on the Olmec head and discovers something in the Olmec head which she is transferred back to the times of Olmec.



Animex Producciones was in charge of coordinating the production which involved several animation studios in Mexico, including Grupo EsComic! and Estudio Haini.

Box office[edit]

This film was a box-office failure, due to an unsuccessful competition with James Cameron's Avatar.[1]

Character name dispute and lawsuit[edit]

On October 10, 2009, Rolando Tamayo sued director Ricardo Arnaiz over the film's plagiarized characters called "Nikté", "Kan" and "Kin".[2][3]


  1. ^ McLean, Tom (21 February 2015). "Hometown Hero". Animation Magazine. Animation Magazine. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dispute continues with 'Nikte' characters (in Spanish)". El Universal. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Película "Nikté" enfrentaría demanda / Movie "Nikté" face demand (in Spanish)". 28 June 2009. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 

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