“Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs” in Cinemas from February 1, 2019
The family film “Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs” by Edmunds Jansons is a captivating summer adventure story about an unusual friendship between two kids and talking dogs who believe in miracles and are not afraid to take risks. Jacob lives in the city and dreams of becoming an architect like his busy dad. He spends a lot of time drawing buildings and daydreaming while his father is at work. One day, dad needs to go away on business for longer than usual, and Jacob has to spend the whole week with his bossy cousin Mimmi and her ex–pirate father Eagle in Riga’s historical suburb called Maskatchka. As soon as Jacob arrives, it turns out that the local park is about to be transformed into new skyscrapers by a greedy businessman. Jacob and Mimmi decide to stop the development. It turns out that they can only do it with the help of a pack of local dogs that… can talk.
The animated film is based on a story “Dog Town” by Luīze Pastore, published in English by “Firefly Press” last year.
The scriptwriters of “Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs” are Līga Gaisa and Edmunds Jansons, art designer — the talented illustrator Elīna Brasliņa, animator — Mārtiņš Dūmiņš, sound director — Ģirts Bišs. The author of music is Polish composer Krzysztof Aleksander Janczak.
The voices of the characters belong to well-known Latvian actors, including Andris Keišs, who also sings “The Talking Dogs song”, written by Edgars Šubrovskis. The film was created in collaboration with Polish animation studio “Letko” in the programme “Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary”.
“Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs” will be on screens in Latvia from February 1.