Las Aventuras de Tadeo Jones
(TAD, THE LOST EXPLORER)
Enrique Gato | Spain, 2012 | 92 min
Tad is a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon... in his dreams! In reality, Tad is a Chicago construction worker. One day, however, he is mistaken for a real Professor and takes his place on a flight to Peru in search of the Lost City of Paititi. Professor Lavrof and his beautiful daughter Sara are waiting for the famous professor to crack the code. Unfortunately for Tad, Sara is engaged to real-life hero Max Mordon, but Max has secretly betrayed the Professor by teaming up with the evil Kopponen and his shady Odysseus corporation. Time for Tad to step up.
Enrique Gato is a filmmaker who began his career developing video game cinematics. In 2006 he won the Goya for a short animated film called Tadeo Jones, and after making a second short with the same character (both with many awards around the world), he decided to develop a feature film with the character, which sees the light in 2012 breaking box office records in spain. In 2015 he released his second Feature: Atrapa la Bandera (Catch the Flag), and in 2017 he realised the sequel to his iconic character, in Tadeo Jones 2.