“The Casagrandes Movie” to Premiere on Netflix in 2024

"The Casagrandes" animated series centered on a Mexican American family and it's now been made into a film premiering in 2024

The Casagrandes Movie

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We love seeing Latinx talent and characters in animation, especially since its so few and far between. One of the best Latinx animated shows was The Casagrandes, which aired on Nickelodeon from 2019 to 2022 and centered on a multigenerational Mexican American family. It was canceled after the release of its third season, which disappointed many fans and greatly diminished Latinx representation in animated television. Then earlier this year in April, it was announced that the much anticipated The Casagrandes Movie was in development with an all-star creative team including writers Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May (Rise of the Mutant Ninja Turtles), as well as additional writers Lalo Alcaraz and Rosemary Contreras and director Miguel Puga. Now it’s been confirmed that The Casagrandes Movie will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2024. No members of the voice cast have been announced yet, The Wrap exclusively reported.

“It’s been an absolute dream of mine to direct a movie and I pinched myself everyday I got to work on this for the past 3 years. Thank you to the talented Casa Movie crew and cast who poured their hearts out on this one,” Puga said in an Instagram post. “Also…Holy shit it’s my first movie!! Seriously this one is going to be one Epic GRANDE adventure. Hold on to your pompis.”

The Casagrandes series is a spin-off to the highly successful animated show The Loud House, which follows the Loud family in Royal Woods, Michigan. Originally known as the Santiago family, they were originally featured in The Loud House episode “The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos” in 2017, which saw them move to Great Lakes City. The original three were made up of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne, her brother Bobby, and their mother Maria, who all move in with their extended Casagrandes family including their grandparents Hector and Rosa, aunt and uncle Frida and Carlos, their cousins Carlota, C.J., Carl, and Carlitos, and their pets Lalo and Sergio. Throughout the three-season run, Ronnie Anne learned more about her family and roots, made new friends from diverse communities including Charles Little Bull, who is Lakota, and the Chang family. The original voice cast included all-stars like Izabella Alvarez (Westworld), Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street), and Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included).

We’re excited to see what The Casagrandes Movie has in store, especially the announcement of the voice cast who will be starring in the film, which has been kept under wraps, and a release date.

VIVA THE CASAGRANDES! We can finally announce that The Casagrandes MOVIE will be coming out next year on Netflix! I pitched the original story and am a Co-writer on it, plus a Cultural Consultant. Please be ready to support this amazing and beautifully animated film! #representationmatters”, Alcaraz wrote in a caption on Instagram.

Alcaraz is the creator of the first nationally syndicated, politically themed Latinx daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, and was a cultural consultant for Coco so The Casagrandes series and film are an extension of his mission for better representation. He previously told Animation Magazine he’s been waiting for a show like The Casagrandes “since television was invented,” adding, “It’s hugely important because I remember growing up and not seeing any brown people on TV. But we’ve been inching forward.”

“I did not think I was ever going to see this many shows that have Latino characters,” Alcaraz shared. “It’s just a handful, but that’s a huge shift from zero, you know? And then, when they’re done right, it’s just the world. I mean, look at Coco. We did that right, and people responded to it because everything was true, authentic, honest.”

The Casagrandes Movie will be available to watch on Netflix in 2024 and The Casagrandes series is available to stream on Paramount Plus.

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