Reviews Interviews aSinc's point of view

Reviews Reviews

Credits

SUBJECT:

Jeff Bushell

SCREENPLAY:

Jeff Bushell, Analisa LaBianco

DIRECTION:

Raja Gosnell

PRODUCED BY:

ART IN MOTION, MANDEVILLE FILMS, SMART ENTERTAINMENT, WALT DISNEY PICTURES

DISTRIBUTED BY:

WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES

ITALIAN EDITION:

PUMAISdue

ITALIAN DIALOGUES:

SIMONA E FIAMMA IZZO

DUBBING DIRECTION:

FIAMMA IZZO

DUBBING ASSISTANT:

SIMONA ROMEO

DUBBING SOUND TECNICIAN:

ANTONELLO GIORGIUCCI

SOUND MIXER TECHNICIAN:

ROBERTO MORONI

artistic DIRECTION:

ROBERTO MORVILLE



Voices:

CHLOE:

FRANCESCA MANICONE

DELGADO:

FABRIZIO PUCCI

PAPI:

FRANCESCO PANNOFINO

MANUEL:

PINO INSEGNO

CHICO:

EUGENIO MARINELLI

MONTEZUMA:

ROBERTO PEDICINI

EL DIABLO:

STEFANO DE SANDO

Piper Perabo:

MYRIAM CATANIA

Jamie Lee Curtis:

ANNA RITA PASANISI

Manolo Cardona:

LUCA ARGENTERO

Italian
dialogue
4
Dubbing
direction
3

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
USA 2008

Chloe is definitely a spoilt chihuahua, that lives in Beverly Hills and has everything a dog could dream of, including a diamond collar. Her comfortable life suddenly stops though when the niece of her owner Viv, lively Rachel (who has to take care of auntie’s darling), is invited to Mexico on a holiday and leaves taking Chloe with her. Rachel is distracted by the Mexican fun and looses Viv’s “goddaughter” who is caught up in dog combats and is then kidnapped for her precious collar. Fortunately, the wise Alsatian Delgado and Papi, the boy Chihuahua who belongs to Viv’s gardener, are watching over her. Walt Disney creates a funny family comedy that belongs to that part of filmography that has been producing “live action” films for years, with animals as main characters (we recall “Perri” and “The incredible journey”). Whereas in the past, the story was narrated thanks to a clever editing and a special voice-off because animals could not speak (in Italy often put in the hands of Peppino Rinaldi or Stefano Sibaldi), nowadays, thanks to computer effects, it seems like the animals are really speaking. So, even if the actors are fun (young Piper Perabo and Manolo Cardona and lovely Jamie Lee Curtis as aunt Viv), the real protagonists are the dogs, chosen among more than 200 different dogs in various kennels from Los Angeles to Mexico. Among these there are many Chihuahuas who are used in the funny teaser trailer of the film in which they all sing the famous song “Chihuahua”. The dubbing of the film is good, carried out by Pumais Due under the supervision of Roberto Morville, the dialogues of Simona and Fiammo Izzo and the direction of Fiamma Izzo. Francesca Manicone is very good at playing spoilt Chloe and Fabrizio Pucci and Francesco Pannofino playing the dogs Delgado and Papi. Our personal oscar for funniness goes to the mouse Manuel and the iguana Chico, dubbed perfectly by Pino Insegno and Eugenio Marinelli. Not to talk about Luis Moriones, irresistible in the small part of the dog that prays in his cage before entering the fight arena. Let’s get to the weak spots. As regards the humans, Anna Rita Pasanisi, who dubs Jamie Lee Curtis and Myriam Catania who dubs Piper Perabo/Viv are excellent; but what has Luca Argentero got to do with young Cardona? Ok, the fact that the character has Spanish origins can help to hide a certain accent that reveals his origins but for sure, the road between Big Brother and films like “Solo un padre” (in which he was very good) and the expected “Diverso da chi?”can be short, but co-protagonist at the lectern does not seem his place next to such illustrious colleagues. But maybe we are dealing with the rules of love more than the rules of talent. And let’s draw the curtain on the head titles, translated terribly in Italian (“Drew Barrymore as Chloe’s voice”!!!!) leaving space to the original voices (among which Barrymore and Placido Domingo) completely ignoring our characters.

 

[original review in Italian by Nunziante Valoroso]

 

Reviews Interviews a. point of view
Summary Staff Board of Advisors Write to us
Disclaimer ~·~ ©2005 aSinc.it ~·~ All rights reserved.