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TRAILER: “El Santos vs. la Tetona Mendoza” (NSFW)

Animators in Mexico don’t appear content to simply copy the predictable, formula-ridden animated features of their American neighbors. The trailer above is for El Santos vs. la Tetona Mendoza (The Saint vs. The Busty Mendoza), which judging by its trailer, is a refreshingly crude, raunchy and cartoony use of hand-drawn animation. Based on a comic by Trino Camacho and José Ignacio Solórzano (aka Jis), and directed by Alejandro Lozano and Andrés Couturier, the film opens on November 30th in Mexico. It was animated by Átomo Films (a subsidiary of Ánima Estudios).

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  • By Trino Camacho AND José Ignacio Solorzano a.k.a. JIS

    And it’s gonna be real chingón!! :)

    • Thanks for that. Added his name. Is this a popular comic in Mexico?

      • Aron

        It’s been a popular comic strip for decades…

      • Incredibly important in the 90s and 2000s

        • hukes

          Nope. More like cult important during the late eighties and early nineties.

  • Carlos Herrera

    I was not aware of the comic strip, but El Santo is a very popular cult figure in Latin America. I look forward to see this movie!!!

  • El Santos is really as raunchy and crude as the trailer suggests, so it can never be mainstream popular, but it does have a hardcore fan base.

  • manny

    ¡viva mexico!

  • Lola

    Do NOT confuse “El Santos” from the comic strip famous only in Mexico with “El Santo” the real wrestler who made many movies and is famous in all Latin America

    • Carlos Herrera

      No confusion here. What I meant was that I never knew about “El Santos”, which obviously makes fun of El Santo. :)

  • Looking forward to see it. Great stuff.
    This reminds me of an old cuban movie called “Vampiros en la Habana”. *(Vampires in Habana)

  • Michel Van

    It`s is crude, wild, most insane humor.
    it remind me of old good days of
    Bakshi “Fritz the Cat”
    Picha “Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle”
    aka “Jungle Burger”
    and Rob Zombies
    “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto”
    I look forward to see El Santos movie!!!

  • Daniel J. Drazen

    It will find a market in America for two reasons: blood and boobies.

  • Pretty crazy looking, I’d like to see it :)

  • That’s gotta be the first ‘Curb Stomp’ in animation history.

  • Vzk

    Would be funny seeing this film nominated for an Animated Feature Oscar, alongside the family-friendly and artsy stuff that usually makes up the category.

  • Already saw some of it and the animation is beautiful… not full Disney animation but you can actually feel how a comic strip comes alive. It has a bunch of anime and pop culture references (Captian Tsubasa fans be aware) I think that with a decent translation it could reach mainstreams crowds. Hopefully, it will do fine in Latin America.

  • I barely understand a word, but I LOVE it!

  • This looks wild and awesome! Exactly like the subversive comic. I’m rooting for this studio. They are taking big and daring chances. Bravo!

  • Jis & Trino’s comic is the best depiction of what the Mexican word ‘DESMADRE’ means ;)

  • GalloPelon

    I loved their strips when I was a kid. This reeks of retard. What a disappointment. I can’t stand the Mexico City accent (no offense to my peeps). Everyone sounds the same, the humor is a pile of shit, I think those actors signed up just to get their names into something that was actually quite good many years ago. Alas! The result was mediocrity. I don’t know what happens along the way of so many Mexican movie projects that they end up turning into completely predictable and tired bullshit. Lo siento compas, esta produccion resulto en una caca. Zombies? No mamen cabrones, lo que sea que esten fumando, ya cambien de marca.