Mexican Pop Culture Icon to Cross Over


The iconic Mexican classic, a show near and dear to Mexicans, a total household name “El Chavo del Ocho” franchise is set to expand yet again. It all started with a live action comedy show back in 1971 , in 2006 an animated series ” El Chavo Animado” was released. The cartoon was produced by Roberto Gómez Fernández, son of writer/creator of  “El Chavo del Ocho” Roberto Gómez Bolaños. Gómez Fernández decided on the project as an homage to his father’s famous work, also he wished to pioneer one of the first animated series made in Mexico, based on a TV program.

The series consists of 100 episodes, and on August 26 will be entering its 4th season.  It is on the top 3 list for channel 5 on which it airs, competing with top contender Sponge Bob who has one of the best ratings among children’s programs. Now, an English version of animated “El Chavo” is next on the horrizon. 52 dubbed episodes are in the works, set to premier next year. The show’s staff are hard at work with colaborating voice over talents, and writers in figuring out just how to transmit that special, unequivocal “El Chavo” magical brand of entertainment. Due to cultural differences the staff is working on how to modify jokes, and adapt them for their new audience.

Lots of great stuff in store for the thriving franchise, the wide and positive response from the animated series gives way to an upcoming video game, set to be releases sometime in December. Along with an the release is an  El Chavo musical show set to open in December as well. The video game will be a  Nintendo DSi title with 52 mini games or “missions”. For the upcoming season: the show started with episodes based on storylines from the original live action series; the new season promises never before seen episodes and in HD.

New to El Chavo? Get to know this Mexican TV Classic. More Info about el Chavo

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Chavo

http://www.chavodel8.com/

Follow El Chavo on Twitter : @chavodel8com

To watch episodes of the live action series simply look up “Chavo del Ocho” on YouTube

More on this story

http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/espectaculos/99992.html

Heroes of Mexican Independence Honored at Palacio Nacional


Today fourteen patriotic heroes’ remains were transfered to Mexican landmark “El Palacio Nacional”  (National Palace ) as part of the Mexican Bicentennial celebration. Military personal ceremoniously escorted the remains of  heroes :Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos, Juan Aldama, Ignacio Allende, Nicolás Bravo, Vicente Guerrero, Mariano Jiménez, Mariano Matamoros, Guadalupe Victoria, Francisco Javier Mina, Andrés Quintana Roo, Leona Vicario, Pedro Moreno y Víctor Rosales from Castillo de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Castle) to Palacio Nacional.  Citizens with flowers lined up along Reform Avenue, they cheered and applauded as they witnessed caravan go by.

At Palacio Nacional President Felipe Calderón headed the ceremony. He delivered an uplifting speech in honor of : the heroes, their memory and their transcendent contribution to the birth of the Mexican nation & it’s  people’s struggle for independence. “Let us not forget that we are descendants of Hidalgo” “Everywhere we go, in all we do, let us carry our patriotic heroes’ ideals with us.” Drums rolling, a chivalrous color guard marching, stately flag statues, the heroes where escorted to their resting place and so the ceremony concluded.

Pictures and video of the ceremony can be found at : http://www.bicentenario.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1920&Itemid=55

This is not a video of today’s ceremony, it’s a video of when the heroes’ remains were taken out of the mausoleum located at the base of the  Angel of Independence for the first time in 85 years in order to be taken to Chapultepec Castle earlier this year. The transfer was made for the purpose of putting them in the custody of the  National Institute of Anthropology Mexico. The remains were to undergo a series of  forensic examinations, precise registry, and preservation in preparation for the transfer to Palcio Nacional.

Stunning Mexican Bicentenial Commercials


Here are ” Stars of the Bicentennial” commercials number  5 ,6,7 & 8 featuring the states of Veracruz , Yucatán, Quintanaroo ,

VERACRUZ (sights showcased)

Ecological Reserve Nanciyaga – Catemaco, Veracruz

Peyote (Cactus) of the Birds -Veracruz , Veracruz

Split /Divided Rock – San Andres Tuxtla ,Veracruz

Tajin’s Archeoligical Zone – Papantla ,Veracruz

Eyipantla’s Water fall – San Andres Tuxtla

YUCATÁN (Sights showcased)

Uxmal Archeological Zone – Yucatán

The Lizards Estuary  –   Biosphere Reserve, Yucatán

The Red Ones Salt Mines –  Yucatán

Celestun – Biosphere Reserve ,Yucatán

Underwater Sinkhole  Chichí of the Lakes – Homún, Yucatán

QUINTANA ROO –

Holbox Isle , Whale Shark Sanctuary

Baclar Lagoon of the Seven Colors

Arrecifes Park, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Isle of the Swallow, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Chankaanab Park, Cozumel Quintana Roo

Tulum Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka’an, Cozumel Quintana Roo

R.I.P. Roberto Cantoral


A sad time for not only the entertainment world but for all romantic music lovers everywhere. “It’s a great loss for the Mexican Artistic community.” stated fellow singer/composer  Armando Manzanero.  Legendary talent,  iconic figure, singer/composer Roberto Cantoral father of actress Itati Cantoral who passed away in Toluca August 7th 2010 was mourned yesterday August 8th, his illustrious career celebrated, and final goodbyes were said at the famous Palacio de Bellas Artes= Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. His closest friends, colleagues, and prominent figures of the entertainment industry were present to pay their respects. His career began when his brother and he formed the duo “Los Hermanos Cantoral” in 1950. He  later went on to be part of the trio “Los Tres Caballeros”.  During his time with the group he made a great impact when it came to the Mexican Ballad, among the places where the group toured were : Japan, USA, & Argentina . He turned soloist in 1960, after a 15 year career as a performer, he then  turned composer.

One of his most famous works “Reloj no marques las horas” = Clock don’t mark the hours

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Held the position of :  Executive Council of  the Mexican Society of  Writers and Composers since 1982.  Special guest on global, hit entertainment shows such as:  the Arthur Garfield show (USA)  the Alice Bontorno show (Italy), Gran Parada (Spain). His personal appearances surpassed the amount of 1,500 in 120 countries during his year career his 15 year career as a singer.  Named “Mr. Amigo”  & an “Honorary Citizen” in Texas. The only non government official to have spoken at   Congreso de la Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual = International Congress of Intellectual Property.

FAMOUS ARTISTS THAT HAVE INTERPRETED HIS SONGS:

Placido Domingo

David Bisbal

Luis Miguel

Marco Antonio Muñiz

Sara Montiel

Emmanuel

Frank Pourcel

Jose Feliciano

Maisa Matarazzo

Neil Sedaka

To name a few.

picture cedits:

beth-alcyoneus.trip0d.eu

Chicharito:The Legend begins


Our beloved Chicharito’s debut was killer!  What a day! I seriously felt so overcome with excitement hearing all the talk about Chicharito’s impending debut during the Man U vs MLS All Stars friendly.  While watching the game, as soon as he came on to the field, a wave of pride and happiness rushed over me.  Then there was his goal, wow!  That moment was beyond words, totally indescribable .  He was hungry, he wanted to make his mark, to tell everyone  “I’m here, this is me, & I’m gonna give it all I got!” and he did just that.  At min 62 Chicharito Javier Hernandez made his first goal with Man U. Compatriots everywhere  have their eye on this incredible Mexican talent and are passionately & wholeheartedly rooting their amazing young star on.  Mexican youth especially feel ecstatic to see him shine. They see him as a role model, a fine example of what not only Mexican youth, but all Mexicans are made of.

KEEP UP WITH CHICHARITO AND SHOW HIM SOME LOVE, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Through Twitter:

@NotiChicharito ,  @MUFootballClub ,  @chicharitoaltri

On FaceBook :  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?profile=1&id=352286946148

Manchester United Official website :

In English

http://www.espanol.manutd.com/

En Español

http://www.espanol.manutd.com/

Mexican National Anthem:Indigenous Languages Versions


Check it out!  Just got this awesome link from @Bicentenario the official twitter page for Mexico’s Bicentenial 2010. The link= a webpage with Audio of versions of the Mexican National Anthem sung in Mexican Indigenous languages!  Is that too cool or what?!  Ever heard any Mexican indigenous languages? Curious to find out what they sound like? You can by clicking this link http://www.inali.gob.mx/bicen/himno_nacional_lenguas.html

The page has versions of the National Anthem sung in : Náhuatl from Central Veracruz , Purépecha, &  Cucapá, among  others.

For those unfamiliar with the Mexican national anthem here’s a video so you can compare the version in Spanish to those in the Mexican indigenous languages. Also lyrics in both Eng & Span can be found at : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himno_Nacional_Mexicano


El Tri Femme Fatales :Team Mexico Advances to 4 finals


FIFA U -20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP GERMANY 2010,Team Mexico, Female El Tri have their ticket to the quarter finals & as group Group C winners.  They earned their pass with a  tie against Nigeria. With only 15 minutes on the clock, it was make it or break it time.  It was  Miss  Alina Garciamendez’s equalizer  in the second half  that sealed the deal.  Nigeria often had possession of the ball , but failed to take advantage of vital opportunities. The constant pressure in the form of a relentless and adamant defense by team Mexico lead to many errors by team Nigeria. At 16′ came the first goal of this match when Nigeria’s Ebere Orji nailed a rebound. Things were getting tricky, at halftime Charlyn Corral one of the best on the team (Mex) was substituted by Natalia Gómez Junco.

Later Nigeria would come dangerously close to a second goal, exhaustion and all  Mexican goalie, Santiago pushed the limits of her body and abilities to shut down said would be goal. However, that almost second goal was not the only worry for team Mexico, news that  Japan was beating England meant that the probability of them being eliminated was looming. With agile control of the ball, guard up, and  registering all angles,  team Mexico’s Alina Garciamendez showed everyone that team Mex was hungry and did not want to go home.  The game was called by official Cristina Petersen, team Mexico lead by coach is  Roberto MEDINA. Mexico earned 1st place in its group with 5 points and more goals than second place Nigeria who also earned 5 points, in third was  Japan who had 4 points,  and England came in with 1 pt. Team Mexico’s next rival will be the winner of the USA vs South Korea game.

FOLLOW TEAM MEXICO DURING THE  FIFA U -20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP GERMANY 2010.

Get scores, news, pictures on the latest matches, get to know the team at their official Fifa Page:

http://www.fifa.com/u20womensworldcup/photo/photolist.html#1276482

http://www.mediotiempo.com/futbol/seleccion-mexicana/noticias/2010/07/21/nigeria-1-1-mexico-la-femenil-sub-20-logro-sufrido-e-historico-pase-a-cuartos