A short film of horror, gags and sex starring muppets
In Spain, and to be exact, Cadiz, Andalucia, an adult muppet-animated short has been made combining comedy, horror, sex and gore.
Abril 2017.- The Andalucian company Puppets Marionetas Company has produced, along with fellow Cadiz producers, Piquer’s Trunk Films and Veo Veo Productions the short film ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Toñito’, joining forces with director José Manuel Serrano Cueto, nominated for his full length documentary ‘Contra el Tiempo’ (2012) at the Spanish Goya awards ceremony.
This short centres on a faint-hearted man, Toñito, who wishes to take after his idol, the local carnival singer Pepe Pito. Just as others may wish to be like Michael Jackson or Bruce Springstein, the local carnival singers are the stars to emulate. In order to fulfill his dream Toñito manages to concoct a potion which will lead him on to stardom. However, things don’t go according to plan and he turns out to be a blood-thirsty monster.
“The Strange Case of Dr. Toñito” is a variant of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ and The Fly movies.
With a cast of recognised voices on the national scene such as Pedro Casablanc, Alex O’Dogherty and Manuel Tallafé, “The Strange Case of Dr. Toñito” has been filmed with muppets in a completely artistic medium without the use of digital effects.
It is, in itself, a novel production in Spain.
TRAILER: El Extraño Caso del Dr. Toñito (english subtitles in CC)