Film distributor to reevaluate Spanish-produced animated movie

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 8, 2019   •   518

The official distributor of Spanish-produced animated movie, Elcano and Magellan, has released a statement saying they will reevaluate the movie.

In their statement released on November 8, the Crystalsky Multimedia said they heard the public’s sentiments about the film.

“After careful thought and consideration, we have decided to reevaluate the movie,” their statement reads.

They also said they are in the process of inviting historians as well as film experts for the film review.

“We will base our next steps and actions on their comments and recommendations,” the Crystalsky Multimedia said.—AAC

Thousands of revelers hurl tomatoes in La Tomatina food fight festival

UNTV News   •   August 28, 2019

(Image grabbed from Reuters footage)

Thousands of revelers waged what is considered the world’s biggest food fight in the eastern Spanish town of Bunol on Wednesday (August 28), hurling tonnes of tomatoes at each other and cavorting in the red pulp underneath their feet.

The town hall had distributed over 20,000 tickets to the annual festival this year, attended by many foreign tourists and locals alike.

A thunderous yell greeted six trucks carrying a total of 145 tonnes of the fruit as they rolled through the streets of Bunol and organizers tossed the over-ripe tomatoes into the crowd, quickly converting it into a sea of pink and red.

Some revelers wore goggles as protection for their eyes and quite a few buildings were draped with tarpaulin to preserve the walls, while others were soaked with the pulp, creating a scene worthy of a modern art painting.

The Tomatina is said to have originated from a spontaneous bust-up amongst villagers in 1945.

It was banned for a while during the 1950s at the height of General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship but survived to gain popularity across Spain in the 1980s and today draws large crowds of visitors from abroad as well as Spaniards. (REUTERS)

(Production: Guillermo Martinez, Catherine Macdonald)

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