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Cleo is the story of and adorable newborn puppy. As the sole narrator of the series, with her adorable voice she shares her thoughts on her everyday adventures with her best friend Irma, whose beautiful drawings serve as lanscapes for everything that occurs in the show in an innovative cut out animation style.

  • Ana Sánchez-Gijón
  • Ana Sánchez-Gijón
  • María Sanz Esteve
  • Ana Sánchez-Gijón
  • Rosa Blake
    Key Cast
  • Faye Hadley
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    children, learning, environmental, daily life
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    800,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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Director Biography - Ana Sánchez-Gijón

Ana Sánchez-Gijón is an entrepreneur, producer and audio-visual director established in Canary Islands who has 25 years of experience in cinema, television and advertising. She’s produced ten short films, six feature films and more than 400 advertising spots, music videos, TV pilots and the current children’s programming on Canary Islands’ public TV, Televisión Canaria.

In 1994 she founds the film production company La Mirada, which produces both short films and feature films, some of which have competed in the Hollywood Oscars and in Cannes festival. In 2006 she founds the animation production company La Casa Animada where it’s been developed the training programmes Canarias Animada 2006-2011. These programmes have been a breeding ground for animators who, nowadays, make the production of animated series possible on the islands.

In 2014-15 she creates, produces, directs and co-writes the cartoon series CLEO, whose first season of 39 episodes was number one in the preschool tv audience ranking under Spain’s leading children channel CLAN TV. Nowadays she produces, directs and co-writes CLEO’s second season for the studio La Casa Animada, co-produced by RTVE.

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