Victor and Valentino

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Victor and Valentino
Victor and Valentino poster.png
Genre
Created byDiego Molano
Directed by
  • Justin Parpan and Josh Parpan (art)
  • Nick DeMayo (animation)
  • Leticia Silva (storyboard)
  • Ryan Kramer (storyboard)
  • Mark A. Davis (storyboard)
  • Kevin Altieri (storyboard)
Voices of
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)
  • English
  • Spanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes21
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)Cartoon Network Studios
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Surround
First shown inOctober 29, 2016 (2016-10-29) (Pilot)
Original releaseMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30) –
present

Victor and Valentino is an American animated television series created by Diego Molano for Cartoon Network, former worker for two other Cartoon Network shows: The Powerpuff Girls (2016 TV series) as writer/storyboard artist, and OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes as background designer. He was also a former background layout artist on Adult Swim's China, IL and Black Dynamite. It is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

The series originated as a college thesis by Molano which, at the time, was known as High Noon in Mexico before years of hanging onto the idea made it into Victor and Valentino.[1] Being a latinoamerican folk-themed show,[2][3] its pilot episode premiered directly on the channel on October 29, 2016[4] (two days before their local Day of the Dead). Since then it has been greenlit for a full TV series, which premiered on March 30, 2019 in both the United States and Latin America.[5][6]

On July 15, 2019, it was announced that it was renewed for a second season.[7]

Synopsis[edit]

In the small quiet town of Monte Macabre, two total opposite half-brothers search about the town for adventure and find strange and supernatural happenings with the help of their supernatural grandmother.

Characters[edit]

  • Victor "Vic" Calavera[8] (voiced by Diego Molano): Valentino's younger half-brother who is as easily bored as he is excitable. He prefers playing games and being mischievous, but can be rather hasty and uncoordinated. He would rather look cool than follow directions, but cares about Valentino above anything else. Additionally, he is really bad at spelling, prefers being dirty and is easily duped into committing certain acts.
  • Valentino "Val" (voiced by Rico Rodriguez [pilot]; Sean-Ryan Petersen [series]): Victor's older half-brother who is more cautious and likes taking in the smaller things in life. He has better coordination than Victor and is smarter, but still looks out for him and cares for his well being. He is overweight, but seems pretty nimble at times, and is very knowledgeable about ancient Mexican culture and its history.
  • Chata (voiced by Carla Tassara [pilot]; Laura Patalano [series]): the boys' grandmother, with whom they stay in Monte Macabre for the summer. She appears to be blind, is stern, yet kind. The pilot depicts her as an undead spirit that can take human form, while the series only implies her supernatural connections.
  • Charlene (voiced by Cristina Milizia): A strange and macabre little girl who picks on/hangs out with Vic and Val. She has connections to the supernatural and likes using them on the brothers. She has a crush on Victor and takes every chance be involved with whatever he is doing.
  • Pineapple (voiced by Diego Molano): A large, lumbering, monosyllabic boy who is Charlene's brother. He acts as a stooge for her and, despite his intimidating appearance, is shown to like dancing and be sympathetic.
  • Maria Teresa (voiced by Frankie Quiñones): Charlene and Pinapple's mean-spirited grandmother and Chata's rival. She owns her own taco establishment.
  • Julio "Don" Jalapeño (voiced by Jason Hightower): The local mini-mart owner who gets caught up in Vic and Val's antics, and is well-versed in Mexican and Latin-american folklore and cryptids. He seems to be attracted to Grandma Chata and sweats a lot in her presence.
  • Xochi Jalapeño (voiced by Cristina Vee): Don Jalapeño's teenage daughter who tends to the supernatural plants in the back of the store. She can be intimidating and takes Salsa dancing.

Broadcast[edit]

The show is slated to debut on Cartoon Network UK on 26 August 2019.[9]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotOctober 29, 2016
1TBAMarch 30, 2019TBA

Pilot (2016)[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten and storyboarded byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
"Victor and Valentino"Nick Cross (art), and Robert Alvarez with Randy Myers (animation)Diego MolanoOctober 29, 2016 (2016-10-29)TBAN/A
During the summer, Victor and Valentino escape their boredom by following a strange dog into the underworld. While there, they have to solve a complicated maze, but the half–brothers cannot seem to work together. This is made even more complicated when they end up facing the Bone Boys Mic and Hun.

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten and storyboarded byStory byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Folk Art Foes"Diego Molano, Corey Barnes, Leticia Abreu, & Ryan KramerDiego Molano & Haley ManciniMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)[nb 1]TBA0.66[10]
Vic and Val stumble across a room in the basement full of alebrijes, small colorful folk dolls. Despite a warning from Grandma Chata, the boys accidentally release a trickster coyote spirit named HueHue who wants to do nothing but pull pranks. While Val wants to stop him from causing mischief, Vic finds him way too fun.
22"Dead Ringer"Mark Galez & Jon FeriaIsaac Gonzalez & Diego MolanoMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)[nb 2]TBA0.66[10]
Vic picks another player over Val during a soccer match. In retaliation, Val gets Guillermo, Rosa, CaCao and his rival Charlene to join his team. When his team does not match up well against Vic's, Val takes Charlene's suggestion of getting Juan, a soccer player from the afterlife, to possess him only for things to get out of hand.
33"Brotherly Love"Carmen Liang & Kayla CarlisleIsaac GonzalezMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)TBA0.65[10]
Vic and Val get into another one of their brotherly spats and break Grandma Chata's plant. They go to Don Jalapeño's store and get help from his daughter Xochi in getting a new plant. Unfortunately, the new plant turns out to be a monster that grows whenever the brother's continue to bicker and it soon runs amok all over Monte Macabre.
44"Chata's Quinta Quinceañera"Chris AllisonIsaac GonzalezMarch 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)TBA0.65[10]
As Vic and Val prepare for Grandma Chata's Quinta Quinceañera, they remember that teenager Andres has a pool party at the same time. Sal, a friend of the brothers, arrives with a magic flute that can transport anyone anywhere. The brothers use it to travel between parties, but end up transporting other things with them as well.
55"Legend of the Hidden Skate Park"Miggs Perez & Chris AllisonIsaac Gonzalez & Diego MolanoApril 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)[nb 3]TBA0.45[11]
Annoyed at all the rules, Vic and Val search for the hidden skate park. The park is run by kids who make up their own rules and are lead by Javier, a boy who asks for sacrifices. A girl named Itzel arouses Val's unfairness about the society, forcing the brothers to flee when Javier catches on to their heightened suspicions.
66"Cleaning Day"Mark Galez & Jon FeriaTom Welch & Diego MolanoApril 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)[nb 3]TBA0.45[11]
It is cleaning day and Grandma Chata is disgusted with how dirty Vic and Val's room is, so much so that the house itself sends the brothers into a video game style dungeon where they must clean up everything. Getting out however will be difficult as Vic loves being dirty and Val cannot stop collecting things.
77"The Babysitter"Kayla Carlisle & Carmen LiangDiego Molano & Julie WhitesellApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)[nb 3]TBA0.60[12]
Vic and Val want to go see a fireworks show, but Don Jalapeño invites Grandma Chata on a date, resulting in Xochi having to babysit the two. Xochi makes every attempt to keep the brothers from leaving, but when they finally escape, they learn that Xochi has snuck out for dance lessons. The trio must then make it home before the adults do.
88"Hurricane Chata"Zeus Cervas & Katherine FrasierIsaac Gonzalez & Dana StarfieldApril 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)[nb 3]TBA0.60[12]
During the Summer Solstice, Vic and Val are forced to wear Grandma Chata's old bathing suits at the nearby lake. They learn that Grandma Chata's emotions affect the wave making and decide to raise money to buy new bathing suits. However, when the waves stop, the brothers start bothering Chata leading to a storm.
99"The Lonely Haunts Club"Kayla Carlisle & Carmen LiangJulie Whitesell & Diego MolanoApril 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)[nb 3]TBA0.62[13]
While Grandma Chata watches a movie on Dia de Amantes, Vic and Val get invited by their "rivals" Charlene and Pineapple to explore a haunted house owned by El Pintor, a ghost painter. The trip is actually for Charlene to get a kiss from Vic, but the gang is surprised to learn that El Pintor is real.
1010"Suerte"Zeus Cervas & Katherine FrasierIsaac Gonzalez & Diego MolanoApril 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)[nb 3]TBA0.62[13]
Grandma Chata buys a board game called Suerte from Maria Teresa and plays it with Vic and Val. When Vic cheats, the characters from the game come to life and start transporting all the people of Monte Macabre into the game. Now Vic must tell the truth in order to save everyone, but he is too proud to admit it.
1111"The Dark Room"Mark Galez & Jon FeriaIsaac GonalezApril 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)TBA0.43[14]
Val tries to join the photography club, but gets laughed out by its leader, Baker. Val gets inspiration from his friend Isabella to take the best picture he can. At Vic's indirect suggestion, the two decide to go looking for the legendary Chupacabra. When they find it, it turns out to be nothing at all they expected.
1212"The Collector"Miggz Perez & Chris AllisonIsaac GonzalezMay 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)[nb 4]TBA0.48[15]
Vic takes one of Val's coins from his coin collection to use at a game of foosball. Angry that his brother took something from him, Val finds Chip's Rarities, a store that houses priceless collections. The owner, Chip, replaces the coin, but in return he takes Vic to be a part of his creepy puppet collection.
1313"The Boy Who Cried Lechuza"Miggz Perez & Chris AllisonIsaac Gonzalez, Tom Welch, & Diego MolanoMay 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)[nb 4]TBA0.43[16]
Vic fakes an injury in order to get out of work. Val immediately outs him, causing Chata to turn on him. Vic is suddenly carried away by the Lechuza, a half woman half owl who carries children away to pamper them. Vic suddenly realizes that being pampered for life is not a good way of living.
1414"Boss For a Day"Zeus Cervas & Katherine FrasierIsaac GonzalezMay 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)[nb 4]TBA0.45[17]
Chata lets Vic run the taco stand when he complains about Val bossing him around. Vic turns out to be even bossier and "fires" Val from the taco stand. He attempts to run it by himself with Miguelito, but his actions end up turning the whole town against him and result in the taco stand getting dragged by a horse.
1515"Cuddle Monster"Kayla Carlisle & Carmen LiangJulie Whitesell & Diego MolanoMay 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)[nb 5]TBA0.53[18]
After being told by Chata that they can’t get a pet, Vic and Val discover a strange lizard creature called a Zepotle that they named Cuddles. Don Jalapeño tells them to only feed it natural foods, but when Vic accidentally gives it soda, Cuddles grows and cannot satiate its appetite when it starts going after Chata's pet, Huitzi.
1616"Los Cadejos"Kayla Carlisle & Carmen LiangJulie WhitesellJune 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)[nb 5]TBA0.48[19]
Val holds a grudge against Vic for revealing his secret to everyone.When Chata sends the two into the mountains to collect peppers for her, they encounter a black dog that begins following them. A woman named Guadalupe tells them that it is an evil, black Cadejo that feeds off of the anger from grudges, and leads people to their doom.
1717"It Grows"Miggs Perez & Chris AllisonJulie WhitesellJune 8, 2019 (2019-06-08)[nb 5]TBA0.39[20]
Val begins showing signs of facial hair, earning the admiration of all the adults, but the ire of Vic who wants to have facial hair of his own. He steals Maria Teresa's hair growth formula and grows a thicker mustache. However, the mustache gains a mind of its own and begins causing havoc all across Monte Macarbe.
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19
18
19
"Welcome to the Underworld"Mark Galez & Jon FeriaIsaac GonzalezJune 22, 2019 (2019-06-22)[nb 5]TBA0.38[21]
Vic is tired of being called small and weak and is further humiliated during a wrestling match when he is dubbed "Camarón" (Spanish for "Shrimp"). He and Val end up journeying with Achi into the underworld so that Vic can meet his famous wrestling uncle El Toro. While down there, they meet the guardians, the Bone Boys Mic and Hun who want to trap Vic and Val in the underworld forever. While Val wants to get home, Vic insists on seeing his uncle, but now must rescue himself and his brother by facing the Bone Boys in an actual wrestling match.
2020"A New Don"Kayla Carlisle & Carmen LiangJulie Whitesell & Diego MolanoJune 29, 2019 (2019-06-29)[nb 6]TBA0.40[22]
While trying to prank Don Jalopeño, Vic and Val learn of the Tzitzimime, a being from the stars that makes people do weird things. They continue their attempt to prank him, but out of nowhere, he begins displaying unusual behavior that disturbs the boys, resulting in them having to research his codex.
2121"Churro Kings"Leticia Silva & Daniel Villa De ReySpencer RothbellJuly 6, 2019 (2019-07-06)[nb 6]TBA0.28[23]
Vic and Val are disappointed with the earnings they receive. At the advice of Chata, they decide to start selling churros to earn money. When the other residents start stealing their customers, the boys decide to clean out the competition, that is until Lupe catches onto them and gathers the other sellers to get revenge on them.
2222"Know It All"Zach Bellissimo & Miggs PerezIsaac Gonzalez & Diego MolanoJuly 13, 2019 (2019-07-13)[nb 6]TBA0.30[24]
During a spelunking outing, Vic accidentally opens a prison releasing numerous Camazotz, giant demonic bat-like creatures. He and Val go to see Don Jalopeño for help in defeating the creatures. However, Vic keeps trying to present himself as a know-it-all and ends up ignoring Don Jalopeño and getting the group in bigger trouble.
2323"Fistfull of Balloons"Mark Galez & Jon FeriaIssac GonzalezJuly 20, 2019 (2019-07-20)[25][nb 6]TBATBD
While in the middle of a water balloon fight, Vic is double crossed by one of his own members. Angry and upset, he sets out on a revenge mission to find and take out the betrayer. He continues to search, coming upon a series of false leads. When he finds out who the betrayer is, it turns into an all out war of water balloons.
2424"Love at First Bite"Kayla Carlisle & Carmen LiangJulie WhitesellJuly 27, 2019 (2019-07-27)[26][nb 7]TBATBD
Val meets a new girl named Matty who looks like a female version of him and claims to have similar interests. Val immediately swoons for her and the two go out. However, Vic becomes suspicious of her and tails the two. Eventually, it is revealed that Matty and her family are Matlazihua and plan to eat Val, so Vic arrives to save the day.
2525"Go With The Flow"Leticia Silva & Daniel Villa De ReyIsaac Gonzalez2019 (2019)[nb 7]TBATBD
Chata invites Sal to stay with her and the boys after his house gets blown away. While Vic and Val like Sal, he turns out to be a messy house guest that quickly annoys them. They try to get rid of him, but he only wants to stay longer. Eventually, he leaves his headband and the boys play with it, only to learn that it allows the wearer to fly.
2626"Aluxes"Miggs Perez & Zach BellissimoIsaac Gonzalez2019 (2019)[nb 7]TBATBD
As Val LARPs with the other kids, Vic becomes insulted when he is told that he does not have the makings of a king. He finds an ancient crown at home that brings the statues in the living room to life. At first Vic begins having fun overtaking Val and the other kids, but when the crown breaks the statues become malevolent and dangerous.
2727"Guillermo's Gathering"Zach Bellissimo, Miggs Perez, & Gina GressSpencer Rothbell2019 (2019)[nb 7]TBATBD
Vic and Val are forced by Chata to attend Guillermo's birthday party. They are immediately put off by his eccentric and gothic tastes as well as the underwhelming festivities. In an attempt to find party favors to prove they attended, they accidentally jump start Guillermo's best creation, a super fast and fun train set.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode was first released online on March 4, 2019.
  2. ^ This episode was first released online on March 15, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f This episode was first released online on March 29, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c This episode was first released online on April 26, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d This episode was first released online on May 17, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d This episode was first released online on June 14, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d This episode was first released online on July 12, 2019.

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