Vik has a hard time making friends, and every time she succeeds, her father is transferred to another city and she has to start all over again. After her latest move, she meets two children with whom she starts a great friendship, and their games cause the appearance of a magical being that lives in the park.
An invitation to play outside, far from the illuminated screens, with other children. That is Yoko and His Friends, healthy as a plate of vegetables in its values and delicious as assorted candy. After many relocations, six-year-old Vik arrives in a new city where he will live in front of a park. In spite of his shyness, he ends up befriending Mai and Oto, with whom he discovers Yoko: a magical being from the woods of totoroesque reminiscences that can only be seen by kids who like to play, and who will take them on adventures through imaginary worlds every afternoon. But a new relocation awaits. Awarded in Seville, this co-production between Spain and the Russian company responsible for The Snow Queen has Ricardo Ramón (Daddy, I’m a Zombie and Dragon Guardians) as production designer, who achieves a colorful aesthetic and angular characters that are part-Cubeecraft, part-Lego. ED
D: Juanjo Elordi G: Edorta Barruetabeña F, DA: Ricardo Ramón E: Alaztne Portu M: Michael Richard Plowman P: Juanjo Elordi, Yuri Moskvin, Ricardo Ramón, Vladimir Nikoalev, Alexander Mirgorodskiy CP: Yokoren Kluba, Wizart Animation
Barton Films. José Antonio Fernández T +34 944 240 559 E firstname.lastname@example.org W bartonfilms.com ~ yokoetalagunak.com
In 2002, he directed his first animated film, Olentzero, un cuento de Navidad, which was followed by many more.