The Joys of Pantriste is a 2000 American-Argentine animated musical fantasy comedy-drama film produced and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It was written and directed by Manuel García Ferré. It stars Thomas Dekker, Mae Whitman, Carlos Alazraqui, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD and TBD. This was the last animated feature that Manuel García Ferré ever directed, as well as the last DreamWorks Animation film to be produced and animated by its Argentine animation facility (which would now focusing in producing TV shows after the film's release), and it was also Manuel García Ferré's only film to be used in digital ink and cel.
The Joys of Pantriste was released on July 6, 2000. It received positive reviews and was a box office success.
Pantriste is a very thin, melancholic and sensitive child who lives with his family. He have a real talent in music, but his father wants him to follow in his footsteps and be a lumberjack like him. One day a gnome named Migon appears and his life changes. Besides him, Tambourine, a gypsy girl who was abused by her stepfather and is adopted by Pantriste's parents, Larguirucho and the other lumberjacks (played by the Dreamtoons characters) confront King Neurus, a despotic and selfish king who uses the spells of Witch Cachavacha to fulfill his plans.
- Thomas Dekker as Pantriste
- Mae Whitman as Tambourine
- Carlos Alazraqui as Larguirucho