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The Mysterious Cities of Gold 1982

  • 2016-10-28T01:30:00+01:00
  • La Trois
  • 1982-06-29T01:30:00+01:00
  • 25 mins
  • 1 day, 13 hours, 55 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Animation, Action, Adventure
In the year 1532, Mendoza, a Spanish Navigator, Estaban, a young orphan, Zia, a young Incan girl, and a band of Spanish sailors set sail from Barcelona in search of El Dorado, the Mysterious City of Gold. Each is on a personal quest of discovery, heritage, and wealth. This is their story... The Mysterious Cities of Gold is a 39-episode animated series that was produced in 1982. It was a French/Japanese co-production that was loosely based on the Scott O'Dell book: The King's Fifth. Since 1982, The Mysterious Cities of Gold has aired on television stations around the world, and has gone by many different names. In Japan it is known as "Taiyō no Ko Esuteban", In the United States it is known either as "The Mysterious Cities of Gold" or "Estaban and the Seven Cities of Gold", and in France it is known as "Les Mystérieuses Cités d'or".

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the season 2 is a huge disappointment, it's nothing like the first one. Everything happened too fast, they take the childrens who watch this for imbeciles (well, it seems to be the trend in cartoons these days) and the story is just bad.
I can watch the original over and over without be tiring of it but the new one, no way.

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Well I finally got round to buying the DVD and watching season 2 - it was definitely in keeping with the original. I loved it. I hated it. It was nice to see the characters again and their journey, this time in Asia and it was quite educational. I hated Kokopetl the parrot more than ever sooooo annoying.

If you liked the original you will like this!

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Season 2? Huh?

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