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Latin America

Mexico

Fernando Ruiz (Mexico City, 19 December 1941), studied music and voice, and graduated in film direction at the Spanish-American University. From 1961 to 1962 he worked as an animator at Disney in Burbank, California. Having returned to Mexico, he founded Producciones Fernando Ruiz.

His El músico (1965) won at the Guadalajara’s short film festival. The film is based on Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite and features an entire orchestra of instruments playing without musicians; it was an interpretation of the lessons of Disney’s Fantasia and Make Mine Music.

Ruiz followed the film with many television shorts, including La historia de los juegos olímpicos (The Story of the Olympic Games), La familia Tele-miau (The Tele-Miaow Family) ...

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