A Thousand and One... Americas
|A Thousand and One... Americas|
|Created by||Claudio Biern Boyd|
|Country of origin||Spain|
|Running time||23 minutes (approx.)|
|Original run||1989 – 1991|
A Thousand and One... Americas (Spanish: Las mil y una... Americas) is an animated television series originally produced from 1989 to 1991 in Spain by BRB Internacional to celebrate the 5th centenary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to America.
The series focuses on the adventures of Chris, a 10 year old boy, and his yellowish dog Lon. Chris accidentally discovers an old book at the attic which belonged to his grandfather, which he brought with him from his journeys. The book makes him and his dog drift through imagination to historical occurrences of different nations which lived in America before it was discovered by Columbus in 1492.
No DVD or VHS releases has ever been made of the series.
Each new adventure would begin with a more or less rhetorical question by Chris' friend. Chris would take him, excited, to the attic to search for the answer in his grandfather's book. A voice over would follow by Chris' grandfather describing the flora and fauna of the place the pre-Columbian culture inhabited, while on screen the mentioned beings were shown.
Before actually beginning the adventure, there would be a comical sequence of a predator trying to catch a prey, without success. Chris would arrive into a village of the culture, where after having to save someone's life, giving the excuse to have the characters present each other, some odd comment would be made about his dog. The oddest of which came from cultures that never knew of dogs.
Adventures would usually span several episodes, before starting a new one with a different culture.
- Las mil y una... Americas (Spanish Title)
- A Thousand and One... Americas (English title)
- As mil e uma Américas (Portuguese title)
- אלף ואחת אמריקות (Elef VeAchat Amerikot) (Israeli Title)
- Com'è grande l'America (Italian Title)
- 1001 Amerika (Serbian Title)