Argentine director Juan José Campanella of the Academy Award winning crime thriller The Secret in Their Eyes is making his first foray into 3D CG animation with Foosball (aka Metegol), a co-production of several Argentinian (Catmandu) and Spanish (Plural-Jempsa, Film Factory Entertainment) production houses. I supposed a miniature soccer figure that can talk is not too much of a stretch of the imagination when theres been a wooden puppet or pull-string cowboy doll that can talk as well in other animated films. The story is based on Memoirs of a Right Winger by Argentine writer Roberto Fontanarrosa.
The film tells the story of Amadeo, a shy but talented boy, and of a foosball team that is trying to get back together after having been dismantled. With the help of the foosball players, Amadeo will have to face his most terrible rival on the football pitch: the Champ. Guided by their leader, the charismatic Right Winger, the foosball players and Amadeo will set off on a great adventure together, like a true team, to get back the dignity that the Champ stole from them. Football is the stage on which this story of love, respect, friendship and passion is played out.
The release date is set in December 2012. You'll find the teaser trailer and a behind the scenes video embedded below.