Series features the brash, uncouth, over-the-top luchador formerly featured in the studio’s feature film ‘El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza;’ based on popular comic strip by Mexican illustrators José Trinidad Camacho and José Ignacio Solórzano, the series to deliver later this year.
Ánima has announced the launch of an adult and young adult (YA) division; their first project from the new division is El Santos, an all-new 2D animated sitcom based on the popular comic strip character of the same name developed by Mexican illustrators José Trinidad Camacho (Trino) and José Ignacio Solórzano (Jis), who will also serve as executive producers.
“Now we could not be prouder than to introduce our new strategic focus on adults and young adult starting with El Santos,” shared studio cofounder and COO García de Letona. “Thanks to Trino and Jis and their adult-themed comic strip, El Santos has become part of the Latin and Hispanic pop culture and has amassed an extraordinary number of fans throughout the years. This new series is the perfect project in which to launch our new division.”
Set in the infamous Mexican wrestling world, El Santos is a brash, uncouth, over-the-top luchador who's in love with the exotic sex addict Tetona Mendoza, a fearless female luchador. The masked El Santos is constantly fighting against the forces of good vs. evil and will do anything for Tetona’s love.
Created for adults, the comic strip has nine published books and is currently printed weekly in numerous newspapers around the world. In 2012, Ánima produced a feature film entitled El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza, also based on the comic strip, which became the first Mexican animated feature to premiere at Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The film included the voices of Cheech Marin and Guillermo del Toro.
“I am delighted to be working with José Carlos (García de Letona) and the team at Ánima,” commented Camacho. “Thanks to the continuing success of the comic strips, El Santos has been around for many, many years. And now thanks to this new series, fans of yesterday and today can appreciate the freshness and comedic appeal of the series, coupled with the irreverent character for which El Santos has become so well known.”
“It is such an honor to be working with Ánima to bring to life our beloved and iconic El Santos which has been a popular classic in the Mexican culture for decades,” added Solórzano. “It is wonderful to know that this over-the-top character still brings excitement to today’s audiences.”