Piconzé is a 1973 Brazilian animated film written and directed by Ype Nakashima.
The story is set in a village called Green Valley, where Piconzé lives with his friends: Papo Louro the parrot and Chico Leitão the pig. When Gustavo Bigodão kidnaps Maria Esmeralda, Piconzé's girlfriend, the three set off to the rescue. Along the way, they encounter a dragon and a witch, crossing the kingdom of Saci.
Why It Rocks
- It is the first Brazilian animated film to be produced in color.
- The scenarios are wonderful, being made of actual clippings of magazines.
- It uses experimentation techniques that at the time were impressive.
- Contains a lot of funny moments.
- Good dialogue, with many lines being worth a chuckle.
- The animation is very creative.
- Great musical scores, especially Gustavo Bigodão's theme.
- Papo Louro and Chico Leitão are good comic relief sidekicks.
- Nice references to the Brazilian folklore.
- Sometimes there's incoerhencies on the script.
- Some of the jokes may not sit well with today's times.