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Cartoon Net Animates Latin American Comics

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Cartoon Net Animates Latin American Comics

Daily Variety reports that Cartoon Network Latin America has signed on to co-produce two animated series with Indiecito, the Buenos Aires-based animation arm of Red Lojo Ent. Both shows will be based on Latin American comic-strip characters created by Dante Quinterno.

Set to debut by the end of the year is a 10-episode series centering on Quinterno’s Isidoro Canones, a playboy and swindler character who first showed up in local newspapers in 1945. Living on the wealth of his uncle, Colonel Canones, Isidoro enjoys his scotch and the finer things in life while avoiding work and responsibility.

The companies will also revisit Quinterno’s Patoruzito, a sort of comical Native American superhero reminiscent of Don Quixote. The character, created in 1927, was recently kiddified for Jose Luis Massa’s 2004 animated feature, Patoruzito, which sold 2.1 million tickets in Argentina, placing it third behind Shrek 2 and The Passion of the Christ. Cartoon Network has acquired rights to the film, which will air, along with the new series, on Feevee in the first quarter of 2006.

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