Sofia Vergara Celebrates Earth Day with New Animated Film ‘Koati’
America’s Got Talent judge Sofia Vergara released a sneak peek of her upcoming animated film in celebration of Earth Day. The film is called Koati, and it features Vergara’s voice as one of the characters.
The World Wildlife Fund teamed up with the makers of the film to bring attention to the diversity of nature within Latin America. The film is executive produced by Vergara and singer Marc Anthony.
Sofia Vergara Shares Preview of Animated Film ‘Koati’
According to WWF, Koati is “the first family animated comedy set in Latin America.” It tells the story of several animals who set out to save their rainforest from destruction. Vergara plays the villain, a snake named Zaina.
In a preview for the film, Vergara calls it “an animated comedy with a big heart.” She notes that the story features several animals from Latin America that people may not know about.
“Koati is also a reminder that nature is our beautiful home, that we must respect and protect,” Vergara said. “Koati is a gift from Latin America to the world.”
According to Deadline, the movie will be produced in both Spanish and English. It also features Vergara’s husband, Joe Manganiello, as the voice of a panther. The film’s soundtrack will also include ten original songs performed by well-known Latin artists.
‘Koati’ Partners with WWF to Celebrate Latin America
WWF teamed up with the makers of the upcoming animated film to teach people about the nature in Latin America. The organization works to protect species featured in the film, including the jaguar and the monarch butterfly.
“Latin America is among the regions with the most biological and cultural diversity in the world, but it is also losing species and ecosystems at a faster rate than anywhere else,” Roberto Troya, Regional Director of WWF in Latin America and the Caribbean, said in a press release.
“We must act quickly to double-down on our efforts to conserve our amazing nature that provides water, food, air, medicine, shelter, livelihoods and also the colors, flavors and rhythms that make up our identities.”
There’s a feature on the official Koati website that allows fans to learn more about the animals and environments featured in the film. Including the coati, represented in the film by the character Nachi. Coatis can be found in several countries, including Colombia and Argentina.