La CQ

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La CQ
Also known as Constantino Quijano
Genre Comedy
Teen sitcom
Created by Pedro Ortiz De Pinedo
Written by
  • Luis Antonio Bautista "Jurgan" Jacobo
  • Rocío Martínez Lara
  • Óscar Sebastián Ortíz de Pinedo Gutiérrez
  • Alicia Magalli Urquieta Galicia
  • Ignacio "Iñaki" Otero Sosa
  • Mauricio Antonio Jalife Castañón
  • Sergio Adrián Sánchez "El Venado" Dorantes
  • Víctor Acosta
Directed by Sergio Adrián Sánchez "El Venado" Dorantes
Creative director(s) Leo Ricciardi
Starring
  • Emiliano Flores
  • Alejandra Müller
  • Harold Azuara
  • Benny Emmanuel
  • Anna Fernanda Urdapilleta
  • Natalia "Ferny" Graciano
  • Josselyn Zuckerman
  • Luis Fernando Ceballos
  • Sherlyn Zuckerman
  • Amarah Santana
  • Samuel Tok
Theme music composer Giorgio Torelli
Opening theme "La CQ", performed by The series characters
Composer(s) Francisco Álvarez
Rómulo Gallego
Country of origin Mexico
Venezuela
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 100 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Editor(s)
  • Joel Querra
  • José Lara
  • Yosmer Escalona
Location(s) Mexico City
Caracas
Cinematography Wily Balcazar
Running time 22–23 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network Cartoon Network (Latin America)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Pro Logic II 5.1
First shown in 2006 (Pilot)
Original release Latin America: August 6, 2012 – March 1, 2014
U.S.: September 21, 2012 – present
Chronology
Related shows Una familia de diez
External links
Website

La CQ is a Mexican/Venezuelan television series created by Pedro Ortíz de Pinedo (who also made Una familia de diez), directed by Sergio Adrián Sánchez "El Venado", and acted by his father Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo. Recorded at RCTV Studios in Caracas, it is a co-production between Televisa and Cartoon Network Latin America,[1] making it also the first local original live-action series. The show achieved high audiences, and its original broadcasting time was 11:00 AM, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM; currently is broadcast Monday through Friday on Cartoon Network in Latin America, and on Canal 5 in Mexico at 5:30 PM.[citation needed]

The series first premiered on August 6, 2012, and then returned with the Season 2 on December 6, 2012. As of September 2013, it has started broadcasting on UniMás' Saturday and Sunday mornings in the U.S.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

La CQ tells the story of 8 friends at the middle school Constantino Quijano. The 8 friends:Angel, Clara, Beto, Monche, Jenny, Danny, Adri, and Roque often go through funny conflicts causing great stories, misunderstandings, but more importantly always showing the value of friendship and being a team.

Characters[edit]

  • Ángel del Río (played by Emiliano Flores): Ángel is Adri's older brother, and is usually not the smartest of the fraternity. He is the captain of La CQ's soccer team and dreams of one day being a professional player. He is friendly and considered very handsome by the girls of La CQ. He is Clara's boyfriend.[citation needed]
  • Clara Licona (played by Alejandra "Ale" Müller): Ángel's girlfriend (who which are secretly dating at the end of Season 1), and Adri's best friend. She is the new student of La CQ. She is pretty but sometimes considered a little cheesy especially when it comes talking about Ángel. Her biggest enemy is Jenny, and is the most "normal" out of the gang.[citation needed]
  • Roberto "Beto" Bautista (played by Benny Emmanuel): Beto is the smartest not only of the group but the whole school, but despite this he is not consired very handsome. He is best friends with Ángel and Monche, and has a crush on Danny.
  • Ramón “Monche” Barragán (played by Harold Azuara): Monche is the most naive and comedian of the group. He often tells nonsensical jokes or says silly comments., and sometimes spies on the cheerleaders or sneaks into the girls' restroom.[citation needed]
  • Maria Juana "Jenny" Pinto del Rostro (played by Fernanda Urdapilleta): Jenny is the captain of the school's cheerleaders and is very mean. She is the daughter of La CQ's principal, and has a cousin named Danny (who she's always bossing around). She has a crush on Ángel, but he doesn't like her back, making her share a rivalry with Clara and Adri. She is considered the most girly and likes to be the center of attention. Even though she is a mean girl, the rest consider her a friend of the crew. Her biggest secret is her love for tacos which only Danny knows.[citation needed]
  • Daniela "Danny" Pinto del Rostro (played by Ferny Graciano): Danny is the other nimwitt of the gang. She is pretty naive, distracted, and doesn't catch on very fast. She has a crush on Beto and carries a doll named "Clementina". She is Jenny's cousin and always following her orders. She is the niece of La CQ's principal and a very good friend of the crew.
  • Adriana"Adri" del Río (played by Josselyn Zuckerman): Adri is Ángel's younger sister, Clara's best friend and, most of the time, the group's voice of reason. She hates being feminine and is more of a tomboy, something Jenny always makes fun of. She doesn't like when Roque picks on her friends and always stands up to him, but secretly she has feelings for him and is only trying to change his ways.
  • "Roque" Villalón Pérez (played by Luis Fernando Ceballos): Roque is the school's bully always picking on smaller children,but mostly Monche and Beto. Jenny, being the principal's daughter, always uses him to get what she wants. He's friends with the Del Rio siblings (more of a frenemy in Ángel's case) even when the rest of the group dislikes him for his attitude. He always shows his true self whenever he's alone with Adri, proving he's a very sensitible and kind person.[citation needed]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Mexico[2][3] Favourite TV Series None Won
Favorite Actor in a Supporting Role Harold Azuara Won
Favourite actress Ale Müller Won
Favorite Actress in a Supporting Role Anna Fernanda Urdapilleta Won
Favourite Villain Luis Fernando Ceballos Nominated
2014 Premios TVyNovelas[4] Best Unit Program None Nominated

Commercial production[edit]

The characters in La CQ were in commercial campaigns for Cartoon Network's: "Enough of Bullying", were also used to Cartoon Network Latin America bumpers to mark commercial spaces, and to start series, these bumpers were removed from the air in October 2012.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La CQ primera serie en Co-Producción entre Televisa y Cartoon Network". 
  2. ^ "Anuncian nominados a los Kids' Choice Awards México 2013" (in Spanish). Entretenimiento Terra. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Marie Palma F. "Lista de ganadores de los premios Kids Choice Awards México 2013" (in Spanish). StarMedia. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "La CQ nominada como "Mejor Programa unitario"" (in Spanish). Retrieved June 5, 2014. 

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