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Mexico’s First 3D Animated Film ‘El Gran Milagro’ Debuts in Select US Cities Dec. 9

Movie directed by creative talent behind Disney’s The Little Mermaid and Finding Nemo;

Film wins Best Indie Score of 2011 by Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Dos Corazones Films announces that The Greatest Miracle, Mexico’s first 3D animated feature film will appear in theaters in Chicago and 49 other US cities on Fri., Dec. 9, 2011.  In addition, the film’s producer Pablo Barroso will host a sneak-peak screening for members of the media at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, on Thurs., December 1st at 6:00 pm.  To attend the screening, please RSVP at http://www.catholicmassmovie.com/rsvp/ and reserve your seat.

The Greatest Miracle was released in Mexico on Oct. 14, 2011 to praise from audiences and critics alike, and had the second highest per-screen average that weekend.

Directed by Bruce Morris (Disney’s Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog and Hercules), The Greatest Miracle explores the lives of three strangers at Catholic Mass one morning, who are experiencing difficult situations – Monica, a widowed mother, struggles to sustain her home with her son Diego; Don Chema, a bus driver, deals with his child’s incurable illness, and Dona Cata, an elderly woman who seeks peace.  There, each person meets their guardian angel and is given the gift to see the world through spiritual eyes and then take full account of their blessings.

Last week in Hollywood, the film’s music score, composed by Mark McKenzie (Spiderman and Ice Age: The Meltdown) won the Hollywood Music in Media Awards “Best Indie Score” for 2011.

According to Jonathan Broxton of Movie Music UK, “McKenzie writes some of the most beautiful, lyrical and emotionally resonant music ever written for film.  Film scores like this don’t come along too often – music so passionate, so moving, and so warm.”

“I am very proud of our team’s effort and the industry recognition our film has received so far.  We did not skimp on putting the best ingredients into the making of The Greatest Miracle,” said Pablo Barroso, producer at Dos Corazones Films.  “In Mexico, audiences were inspired to seek a deeper understanding of God’s love and to view their lives as a spiritual journey.  We hope people in the United States will have a similar response, especially now that we’re entering Advent and Christmas,” he said.

Watch the trailer at www.CatholicMassMovie.com or En Español www.CatholicMassMovie.com/espanol and download stills and the movie’s trailer at http://catholicmassmovie.com/press/.