Check out this fun trailer for the CG animated feature film called Metegol or Foosball in English. The film comes from Academy award winner Juan J. Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes and episodes of House and 30 Rock). The story is built around the great sport of Foosball! I used to play Foosball all the time, but the sport just got too intense and crazy for me, so I had to give it up for the greater good. Or maybe the Foosball table broke and I just never bothered to fix it or get a new one.
The movie may not be a Pixar or DreamWorks Animation film, but it still looks entertaining. Here's the synopsis:
METEGOL, also known as Foosball and Futbolín (Spanish Title), is an upcoming 3D CG animated film directed by Academy award winner Juan J. Campanella (Juan José Campanella) of “The Secret in Their Eyes” (El secreto de sus ojos). The film is based on a short story “Memoirs of a Right Winger” by acclaimed Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa. Eduardo Sacheri (who worked on the script of Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes) is adapting the story for screen. The film is a co-production of several Argentinian and Spanish production houses, and Sergio Pablos, executive producer and creator of the original idea for “Despicable Me,” leads the technical side of the production.
The voices of the main characters of the Argentine players are Pablo Rago, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, Fabian Gianola, Horacio Fontova and David Masajnik. It tells the story of Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and of a foosball team that is trying to get back together after having been dismantled. With the help of the foosball players, Amadeo will have to face his most terrible rival on the football pitch: the Champ. Guided by their leader, the charismatic Right Winger, the foosball players and Amadeo will set off on a great adventure together, like a true team, to get back the dignity that the Champ stole from them.
The movie should get released somtime this year, but check out the trailer and let us know what you think!