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Piconzé Poster.jpg
Genre: Animation
Directed By: Ype Nakashima
Produced By: Ype Nakashima
Silvio Renoldi
Mário Araújo
Written By: Ype Nakashima
Nelson Padrella
João Luiz Araújo
Cinematography: Shigueru Tomosada
Ryoji Ueno
Distributed By: Distar Filmes
Release Date: January 24, 1973
Runtime: 80 minutes
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Budget: Cr$ 400,000

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

  1. It is the first Brazilian animated film to be produced in color.
  2. The scenarios are wonderful, being made of actual clippings of magazines.
  3. It uses experimentation techniques that at the time were impressive.
  4. Contains a lot of funny moments.
  5. Good dialogue, with many lines being worth a chuckle.
  6. The animation is very creative.
  7. Great musical scores, especially Gustavo Bigodão's theme.
  8. Papo Louro and Chico Leitão are good comic relief sidekicks.
  9. Nice references to the Brazilian folklore.

Bad Qualities

  1. Sometimes there's incoerhencies on the script.
  2. Some of the jokes may not sit well with today's times.


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