THE ACTOR WILL PRESENT THE ANIMATED WEB-SERIES “PUFFINS” PRODUCED BY IERVOLINO & LADY BACARDI ENTERTAINMENT LINKED TO SOCIAL ISSUE AND WILL BE THE PROTAGONIST OF A TRIBUTE RELATED TO HIS MOST FAMOUS CHARACTERS
Johnny Depp will be guest of the Alice nella Città 19th edition, the autonomous and parallel section of the Rome Film Festival, dedicated to debuts, talent and new generations directed by Fabia Bettini and Gianluca Giannelli, scheduled from 14 to 24 October 2021 in Rome in two exceptional locations, in addition to the Auditorium Parco della Musica, for the first time, also the Auditorium della Conciliazione.
The actor will present “Puffins”, the animated web series produced by Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainemnt, spin-off of the animated film “Arctic – A glacial adventure”, 250 episodes Unique of its kind, the series is made in episodes in mobile-short content format, lasting five minutes each, in which Depp participated by lending his voice and his physical features and not only to the protagonist puffin: Johnny Puff.
The series centers on the adventures lived by Johnny and his group of friends, Tic and Tac, Didi and Pie, who live with their tribe of Puffin in the great and technological Lair of Otto, walrus, skilled engineer and collector. Many missions but also events related to daily life, within which will be possible to talk to children about some important issues such as equality, pollution and environmental protection. Dissemination and awareness will therefore be the dual purpose of the series, which will be able to entertain the audience by amusing it thanks to a succession of hilarious gags.
Beloved by the young audience of Alice nella Città, which has been waiting for his presence for years, Johnny Depp will also be in the capital for a tribute linked to his commitment to social issues through the contents addressed by the Puffins and his characters who have managed to enter the imagination of several generations, making him one of the most beloved protagonists ever, from Edward Scissorhands, to The Chocolate Factory, from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series to Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass and Finding Neverland.
As Andrea Iervolino explains, “this is the actor’s first participation in a short-content product, a new and avant-garde project. We are proud that a celebrity like Johnny Depp believed in our project and is actively part of it, sharing with the production creative ideas that will surely give added value to the Puffins “.
The Directors of Alice nella città declare: “There are actors who are inextricably linked to some of the characters they have played in their career and vice versa: Edward Scissorhands, Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, have lived such epic adventures thanks also to the charisma of Johnny Depp. Actors like him have given body and soul to characters who have entered the imagination of several audience’s generations and for this reason, despite the passing of time, they remain among the most beloved and iconic of all time. “