The Navarrese animated film hits theaters: “Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow”

The movie Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow opens in theaters tomorrow, Wednesday, December 28, after its recent nomination for the Goya Award for Best Animated Film. In this way, the association Julio Soto Gúrpide – The Thinklab Media are again candidates after their previous film: Deep (2017).

Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow is a fun parody for children set in the detective films of the 30s that explores a genre that was unprecedented for children with a tribute to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poiret and with the humor of The Pink Panther. A first contact for the little ones, through 3D animated cinema, in order to learn to discover and enjoy a genre that has delighted so many generations. But this time from the perspective of a tiny world.

In an insect world parallel to that of humans where anything is possible, Inspector Sun, aided by his intrepid assistant the jumping spider Janey, must solve the strange discovery of the empty shell of a rich and opulent insect. The investigation of the crime will lead him to discover a conspiracy of his archenemy Red Lobster to end all humanity. In this way, children will be led, step by step and with large doses of humor and action, to solve the mystery together with their arachnid protagonists.

The setting in the 30s also invites children to discover a historical moment marked by Art Deco aesthetics and where music moves to a time when swing was king. Fun, mystery, action and endearing characters “in mini format”, in a film designed for the little ones so that the whole family can enjoy it together.

The film’s director, Julio Soto, affirms that, “In animation, we’ve seen the world of insects (long ago now) through movies like A Bug’s Life and Antz, we’ve seen film noir through Zootopia, but we’ve never seen a film noir story set in the 1930s in a world of insects, told in a comedy key. Therein lies the originality and radicalism of the approach. Therein lies, we believe, its success. In a period in the world of prequel and sequel cinema, there is little room left for originality and we believe that Inspector Sun is a rarity that will not leave you indifferent”.

the soundtrack of Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow It is composed by Fernando Velázquez (A monster comes to see me, The impossible, Homeland) and performed by the Navarra Symphony Orchestra.

Both the film’s director, Julio Soto Gúrpide, and the producer, The Thinklab Media, are members of the Navarra Audiovisual Cluster -CLAVNA-.


Golem Baiona hosted the preview of the film last Tuesday with the assistance of the team and those responsible for the Government of Navarra, such as the Minister of Culture, Culture and Sports, Rebeca Esnaola; the Minister of Economic Development, Mikel Irujo; and the general director of Culture-Institution Príncipe de Viana, Ignacio Apezteguia.


Navarre Film Industry (NFI) is the audiovisual brand in Navarra. It includes the Government of Navarra, the public company NICDO and the Navarra Film Commission, NAPAR and CLAVNA: public and private agents united around the purpose of providing a service, promoting and growing opportunities and projects in the audiovisual field.

The Navarrese animated film hits theaters: “Inspector Sun and the Curse of the Black Widow”