Family centered films are some of our favorite, especially when they involve family friendly lessons for the kids in our lives. Lionsgates newest release is Americano a movie that is not only available in English and Spanish, but has has earned The Dove Family Approval for a family friendly content. The movie follows a small bird Cuco as he goes on a quest to find his hero to help save his family and finds the hero within.
The movie not only has a great story, but is one that you wont mind watching with your children. There are some small action scenes, but none that are too scary for smaller kids. The movie does address issues that kids can relate to like bullying, chores and relating to their favorite hero. And it’s just these things we loved about the movie. It’s a movie that kids of all ages can enjoy and relate to.
ESCAPE FROM THE CAVE:
Get ready for a south-of-the-border journey, when the animated adventure Americano arrives on DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on June 13 from Lionsgate. Awarded the Dove Family Seal of Approval, Americano tells the charming tale of a colorful Mexican parrot named Cuco who sets off on an adventure to defend his family. Available in both English and Spanish, the film features the voices of Rico Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Golden Globe®nominee Lisa Kudrow (Best Supporting Actress, Television, “Friends”), and Academy Award® nominee Edward James Olmos (Best Supporting Actor, Stand and Deliver, 1988), in addition to radio personalities Don Cheto, El Mandril, and Argelia Atilano.
Cuco is a Mexican boy parrot that would rather imitate the crazy stunts of his TV parrot superhero, El Americano, than help with his chores at the family bird circus. Yet when a gang of bully birds threatens his ringmaster father and takes over the circus, Cuco sets off on a hilarious and perilous journey to Hollywood to enlist his hero in his fight, only to discover the true hero within himself.