Vinicius & Tom Animated Shorts Series Premieres Tonight On Cartoon Network Brazil At 8pm: Olympic Mascots Make Their Animated Debut
It’s 12 months to the day until the opening of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games and tonight Cartoon Network Brazil will air the first Vinicius & Tom – Divertidos por Natureza (Natural Entertainers) short at 8pm Brasilia time. The two minute 32 animated shorts will feature Vinicius & Tom, the mascots of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games, in the Brazilian rainforest and cities.
Vinicius, the Olympic mascot, is named after musician Vinicius de Moraes. The Olympic mascot represents the wildlife of the Amazon rainforest with several traits of mammals that inhabit the Amazon including: the agility of cats, sway of monkeys and grace of birds and has the ability to stretch his arms and legs as much as he wants.
The Paralympic mascot is called Tom, named after the musician Tom Jobim. Tom represents the plants of Brazilian rainforests and can pull any object from his head of leaves and is always growing and overcoming obstacles. These animated shorts were developed by Brazilian based animation studio, Birdo, also known for animating the upcoming Cartoon Network series, Oswaldo.
The intro to Vinicius & Tom – Divertidos por Natureza: