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‘Chico & Rita’ riffs on Cuban jazz culture as animation for adults

Animated films have been geared to kids for so long it’s a surprise to see a full-length cartoon designed strictly for adults. We’ve got a good one in “Chico & Rita,” one of the five nominated films for the best animated feature Oscar.

The setting for this Spanish-British production is 1950s Havana, before the Cuban revolution, presented here as a wide-open cauldron of jazz music and clashing cultures. (FULL ARTICLE: Robert Horton, The Herald)