Sofía Vergara presents “Koati”, a film “by Latinos for Latinos”

This content was published on 13 October 2021 – 19:14

Javier Romualdo

Los Angeles (USA), Oct 13 (EFE) .- Colombian Sofía Vergara premieres this Friday “Koati”, an animated film that she describes as a “Latino project for Latinos” and that has the collaboration of stars from the likes of Marc Anthony, Karol G, Carlos Rivera, Adriana Barraza and Eva Luna Montaner.

“A film that was like ‘The Lion King’ was needed to highlight the fauna and flora that exist in Latin America and that the world and many Latino children who live in the United States do not know,” says the actress and businesswoman in an interview with EFE.

After the major Hollywood studios have become interested in Latin America for films such as “Coco”, by Pixar, and “Encanto”, by Disney, Vergara promoted the filming of “Koati” with the aim that it was the Latinos themselves who They will explain the wonders of their countries.

“Latinos are very present and it would be crazy to neglect that audience,” reasons the Colombian, who in addition to giving voice to one of the characters has worked as a producer of the film.

“Koati” is carried out by three characteristic animals of Latin America: Nachí, a coatí; Xochi, a monarch butterfly and Pako, a crystal frog.

The three characters will embark on an adventure to prevent Zaina, a coral snake with the voice of Vergara, from destroying their land.

“A bad one was needed in the film and I loved it, she is a character -remembers the actress-. She is bad but with a spark, she is comical and funny. So I thought that I was the perfect one to play the character.”

Most of the animals and landscapes that appear in the story are in danger of extinction, a point for which the environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF, in English) joined the project last spring and, after the premiere, will present several educational products to raise awareness about the protection of nature.

“It is important to educate children so that nature does not continue to be damaged, this film is going to make many children wake up and start thinking about this,” he says.


Vergara has shown to have a good contact list in Hollywood, as he added a diverse group of Hispanic musicians, actors, comedians and influencers to work on the project.

For example, Marc Anthony took over the reins of the soundtrack, which features ten songs performed by himself alongside Becky G, Mau & amp; Ricky, Tini, Carlos Rivera, Cami, Joy, Gusttavo Lima, Leslie Grace, Evaluna Montaner and Ir Sais.

“Marc Anthony was in charge of doing that and it is impressive, where he puts his touch of magic is spectacular”, values ​​the actress.

For her part, the Colombian has a voice cast headed by Eva Luna Montaner, Sebas, Karol G, Adriana Barraza, Daniel Sosa, Eduardo Franco and De la Ghetto, as well as her son Manolo and her husband Joe Manganiello.

Finally, the Cuban-Canadian director Rodrigo Castro Pérez, who has worked on films such as “Rio 2” (2014) and “Ice Age: El gran cataclismo” (2016), has been commissioned to direct this story filmed in English and Spanish. .

“Koati” will premiere on October 15 in the United States and will begin to reach the main Hispanic markets as of that date.

“Familiar”, “respectful with nature” and “very Latin” are the words with which Vergara describes her new story. EFE

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