Zip & Zap, Spain’s most beloved mischief makers, land on the big screen at last in this action-packed escapade, which pits the comic book heroes against the nefarious headmaster of a rural reform school.

TIFF Kids

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang

Óskar Santos

Two of Spain's favourite comic book characters, Zip and his twin brother Zap have entertained children for decades. Now they come to life in an action-packed adventure full of mystery, friendship, and hilarious hijinks that's sure to leave audiences wanting even more.

It's the beginning of summer vacation, but, alas, naughty Zip and Zap are shipped off to the strict Hope Re-education Centre for summer school! Headmaster Falconetti is a no-nonsense disciplinarian, intent on transforming the unruly summer students into productive members of society, and he seems especially keen to make an example of the mischievous twins. Sick of being disciplined, the brothers and their sidekicks Filo and Micro decide to band together and have a little fun. Dubbing themselves "The Marble Gang," they bravely defy all the rules, but only under the cover of night, which gains them a hushed admiration from their classmates, including the headmaster's visiting niece Matilde.

When the intrepid gang accidentally happens upon some suspiciously strange behavior at the school, they decide to investigate further. On a clandestine outing around the grounds, they uncover an exciting secret. Now the Marble Gang must race to unlock the thrilling mystery of the school's hidden treasure!

In the hands of director Oskar Santos, Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang's exceptional production values and amazing special effects deliver entertainment on every level for family audiences. The characters' daring and ingenuity, and the talent of hilarious young leads Raúl Rivas and Daniel Cerezo, are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

ELIZABETH MUSKALA

This film is recommended for ages 9 and up. N.B. Minor language

Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Screenings

Fri Sep 06

Scotiabank 5

Industry
2:00pm
Sun Sep 08

Scotiabank 9

Regular
4:00pm
Wed Sep 11

Scotiabank 6

Industry
12:00pm
Sat Sep 14

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Regular
2:30pm