Cantinflas Show

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Cantinflas Show
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Title card
Created by Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas'
Starring Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas'
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 53 (first season)
Production
Executive producer(s) Mario Moreno
Jacques Gelman
Carlos Amador
Santiago Moro
José Luis Moro
Producer(s) Televisa
Running time 5 min
Release
Original network Televisa
Original release 1972 – 1982
Chronology
Related shows Amigo and Friends

Cantinflas Show is a Mexican animated television series produced by Televisa. The series was created by Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' and animated by Spanish animator José Luis Moro, who animated the pilot episode in 1972.

Cantinflas, the main character, is present in popular stories like Samson and Delilah, and meets famous geniuses like Einstein and Edison. It can clearly be seen that the Mexican comedian improvised his script, which adds the comedy-relief, especially in his conversations with each episode's character.

Episodes[edit]

The following list contains the episodes from the first season of Cantinflas Show.

  • 1.-Acapulco
  • 2.-Adopte un Árbol (Adopt a Tree)
  • 3.-El Astronauta
  • 4.-La Aviación
  • 5.-El Boxeo
  • 6.-Caruso
  • 7.-Chopín
  • 8.-La Ciudad de México
  • 9.-Cleopatra
  • 10.-Un Cuento de Hadas (A Fairy Tale)
  • 11.-Dante
  • 12.-Diógenes
  • 13.-Édison
  • 14.-Einstein
  • 15.-El Agua (The Water)
  • 16.-El Diluvio (Noah's Ark)
  • 17.-El Petróleo (The Oil)
  • 18.-El Rey Midas
  • 19.-En el Japón (In Japan)
  • 20.-Fausto
  • 21.-Federico el Grande
  • 22.-Francis Drake
  • 23.-El Fútbol
  • 24.-Galileo
  • 25.-Goya
  • 26.-Gulliver
  • 27.-Gutenberg
  • 28.-Hans Christian Andersen
  • 29.-Helena de Troya
  • 30.-La Comunicación
  • 31.-La Carta (The Letter) - Featuring excerpts from El Salón México by Aaron Copland
  • 32.-La Electricidad
  • 33.-La Imagen
  • 34.-La Roma de Nerón (Nero's Rome)
  • 35.-La Vivienda (Housing)
  • 36.-Las 7 Maravillas (Teotihuacán)
  • 37.-Las Musas (The Muses)
  • 38.-Leonardo da Vinci
  • 39.-Linneo y Darwin
  • 40.-Luther Burbank
  • 41.-Madrid
  • 42.-Marco Polo
  • 43.-El Museo Antropológico (The Anthropology Museum)
  • 44.-Napoleón
  • 45.-La Navidad (Christmas)
  • 46.-Lo Oriental
  • 47.-Pasteur
  • 48.-Robinsón Crusoe
  • 49.-Romeo y Julieta
  • 50.-Sansón
  • 51.-Superagente 777
  • 52.-Los Toros (Bullfighting)
  • 53.-Velázquez

Remake[edit]

In 1982, Hanna-Barbera produced a new version of the cartoon series, Cantinflas y Sus Amigos, titled in English-speaking countries as Amigo and Friends. Cantinflas himself reprised his role in Spanish, while Don Messick voiced the character in English, with Cantinflas' character renamed as "Amigo".

DVD release[edit]

In 2004, BCI released the shorts on DVD under the Cantinflas Show name; the DVD collection also included episodes of Amigo and Friends.