GenreAnimation, Comedy, Fantasy Music directorManel Gil Inglada WriterDaniel Torres
French DirectorRicardo Ramon
Joan Espinach Release dateNovember 25, 2011 (2011-11-25) (Gijon International Film Festival) DirectorsRicardo Ramon, Joan Espinach CastRoser Batalla (Nigreda / Sofía (voice)), Francesc Belda (Thorko (voice)), Elisabeth Bergalló (Piroska (voice)), Paula Ribó (Dixie (voice)), Núria Trifol (Isis / Julia (voice)), Ivan Labanda (Gonner (voice)) Similar moviesZombie movies, Animation
Tagline13 Going On Eternity
Daddy, I'm a Zombie (Spanish: Papá, soy una zombi) is a 2011 Spanish animated comedy-drama film. The movie was directed by Joan Espinach and Ricardo Ramón. The film premiered 25 November 2011 at the Gijón Film Festival in Spain. Spanish actress Paula Ribó voiced the main character of Dixie and Kim Wharton voiced the character in its English adaptation.
The film follows Dixie Grim, a thirteen-year-old girl who is turned into a zombie after a tree falls in a forest and kills her. Dixie, with the help of a mummy zombie named Isis, and Dixie's friends go on a quest to find a way to bring her back to life.
List of characters
Dixie Grim, (Dixie Malsombra in the Spanish version) is a thirteen-year-old girl who just wishes for her life to be more normal and to be different. She has divorced parents named Phil and Sophia (Ricardo and Sofia in the Spanish version). Dixie is depicted as a noble and brave girl.
Gonner is a rogue zombie pirate who steals the Azoth necklace from Dixie yet becomes her boyfriend..
Isis is a mummy who dislikes Gonner because he is male and a pirate. She is bossy, crude, and impolite towards him, but the opposite towards Dixie.
Piroska is a spy for Dixie sent by Nebulosa to capture Dixie's Azoth necklace. Isis does not know at first that Piroska is working for Nebulosa. Piroska has orange hair and yellow eyes, she wears thunderbolt earrings and has stitches on her forehead. Piroska has had a crush on Gonner for three hundred years, and as she says: "He hooked up with the first newbie deadhead that came his way."
Julia used to be Dixie's best friend.
Ray was Dixie's crush until he began dating Julia.
Elissa and Melissa are Dixie's bullies.
Starburst Magazine panned the film overall, stating that although the film did have good music and cinematography, that overall it "isn't funny, it isn't frightening and every set-piece action scene is a dismal failure." Common Sense Media was somewhat more positive, rating it at three out of five stars.
Awards and nominations
2012, won 'Enfants Terribles Award' at Gijon International Film Festival
2012, Goya Awards nomination for 'Best Animated Film'
2013, Gaudí Awards nomination for 'Best Animated Feature'
2013, El Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos (Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain) nomination for 'Best Animated Film'
A sequel entitled Mamá, soy un zombi (also known as Mummy, I'm a Zombie) which had a later Spanish re-titling to Dixie y la rebelión zombi, was given a theatrical release on 7 November 2014 in Spain. Kim Wharton returned to voice Dixie for its English release.