MIAMI – MAY 16, 2023 – ViX, the leading Spanish-language streaming service in the world, and 3Pas Studios, the entertainment company co-founded by global megastar Eugenio Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell, announced today that CIRCO GÓMEZ voiced by Derbez is in development for the service as part of the previously announced first look deal between 3Pas Studios and TelevisaUnivision.
“I love exploring family dynamics, whether it’s Familia P. Luche or De Viaje con los Derbez because all families are dysfunctional in their own way and we feel so much happier when we realize everyone is suffering from the same family issues! Like everything we do at 3pas – Circo Gómez contains the three H’s– humor, heart and humanity. I’m so excited to be working with our animation partners at F3 to explore what is a new medium for me – adult animation, to push that dysfunction even further!” said Eugenio Derbez.
CIRCO GÓMEZ is an irreverent animated comedy about a dysfunctional family who run a shoddy traveling circus. The Gómezes are a family of performers, wacky and weird like any showbiz family. Led by a clueless, macho, not too bright, but still somehow lovable patriarch, Filiberto Gómez, voiced by Eugenio Derbez, they have created their own normal, and the outsiders are the freaks. The core conflicts of the show will be relatable to any family. Besides the typical family tropes, the show will take us behind the scenes of this unusual family business. The Gómezes must work together, hone their acts, manage a bizarre, motley crew of performers, and just try to keep their crumbling business from imploding.
“We are expanding our content offering into the genre of adult animation with Circo Gómez, which will capture our audience with the comedic genius Eugenio Derbez. We look forward to showcasing this project very soon on the service,” said Augusto Rovegno, SVP of Content ViX at TelevisaUnivision.
This animated series will be brought to life by F3 Media, the animation studio founded by Arturo Navarro and Teco Lebrija and they also serve as writers for this upcoming comedy. After initially founding F3 Media the dynamic duo created the ‘Familia del Barrio’ YouTube channel that eventually led them to the series being produced for MTV and Comedy Central. Lebrija also did 14 of the voices over the 94-episode run.
ViX service offers more than 75,000 hours of on-demand content, and over 100 streaming channels all in Spanish. The app is available with two access tiers, one free with ads and one premium plan with a subscription, in the U.S., Mexico, and most of Spanish-speaking Latin America, across all major mobile platforms, connected TV devices and via web on vix.com.