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Cantinflas fans, In honor of what would have been Mario Moreno Reyes 110th birthday on August 12, Veracruz Media is pleased to announce the digital restoration of the beloved animated series Cantinflas Show, with 52 episodes that can now be viewed for free through Canela TV, a digital platform at your fingertips.

Cantinflas is considered to have been the most widely accomplished Mexican comedian/actor who is celebrated throughout Latin America as a cultural icon.  His many films showed off his sense of humor, quick wit, and street smarts; he was often seen trying to talk his way out of trouble with authorities whom he managed to embarrass without being obvious. As a pioneer of the cinema of Mexico, Moreno helped usher in the golden era.  His most successful film “Ahi Esta el Detalle” showcased the start of his comedic ability.

Mario Moreno devoted his life to helping others through charity and humanitarian organizations, especially those dedicated to helping children. Cantinflas was aware that Latino children needed to see themselves reflected in the media. In 1972, he approached Televisa, and the educational animated Cantinflas Show was born. The show stars an animated Cantinflas, who covered a wide variety of subjects intended to educate children. Through his animated series, we join him on his different adventures through time and space where he visited with Shakespeare saw the ancient pyramids, met Einstein, and even traveled to other planets.

The Cantinflas Show was so successful that William Hanna and Joseph Barbera of the famous Hanna-Barbera studios approached Mario Moreno to produce an English version called Amigo & Friends. The clear success of the Cantinflas Show is since its humor broke generational barriers with a program that the whole family could watch.