Art of Chico & Rita

Chico & Rita is an animation movie produced by Fernando Trueba PC, Estudio Mariscal, Magic Light Pictures and directed by Tono Errando, Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal in 2010. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.


In present-day Havana, Chico, a shoe-shiner, tunes his radio to the Radio Progreso station, which is playing old Cuban hits on a program called Melodies from Yesterday. As he listens, the station begins to play a romantic arrangement of 'Sabor a Mí' by Mexican composer Álvaro Carrillo which causes him to remember his life back in 1940s Cuba. In 1948 Havana, Chico and his best friend Ramón are struggling dandies in a low-life bar. Ramon arranges a double date for the both of them with two American tourists. They take the women to a bar where Chico falls in love with the band's beautiful lead singer, Rita. Chico attempts to talk to her, but an American tourist refuses to let Rita leave him..