Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is set to produce and star in the upcoming animated feature I, Chihuahua for Netflix, according to a report from Deadline.
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Iglesias will star in the feature that’s being directed by Jorge Gutiérrez (Maya and the Three) who is also writing the film alongside Doug Landale and Candie Kelty Langdale. The film will focus on a young, scrappy masked Luchador Chihuahua who embarks on a journey across the world to fight for his family.
“After learning his beloved home is in danger, Chacho dons a Lucha Libre mask to become Luchacho,” reads the official synopsis for the film. “Our masked underdog then enters an international fight tournament, competing against a hilarious and eclectic mix of animal fighters from all over the world, in the lead-up to a final, epic fight against the nefarious beast known as Chamuco, The Widow Maker.”
Iglesias is best known for his stand-up comedy, and has become one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube, with almost a billion views and more than 25 million followers across his social media channels. Currently, Iglesias is on his “Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Back On Tour” and will soon become the first comedian to perform at Dodger Stadium when he does so on May 6 and May 7.
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“I cannot wait for everyone to see this wonderful film that celebrates underdogs in and out of the ring! It has action, drama, laughs and twists & turns, like any great Lucha storyline movie should have,” said Iglesias. “When I first had the idea of a Lucha Libre cartoon, there was no one else I wanted to partner with other than Jorge Gutierrez. He has a brilliant mind that can expand this story in unimaginable ways.”