Mexico City’s Cinema Fantasma is working on a stop-motion kids’ show for HBO Max. Ahead of its push into Latin America, the streamer has greenlit Frankelda’s Book of Spooks, an anthology series from the buzzy Mexican studio.
Frankelda’s Book of Spooks will tell a different creepy tale in each episode; five 7-minute episodes have been commissioned. The ghostly character of the title will narrate the stories, accompanied by her friend, a talking book. Cartoon Network Latin America released a pilot episode on Youtube in November 2019. Watch it below (English subtitles are available):
Cinema Fantasma has a close relationship with Cartoon Network (which, like HBO Max, is owned by Warnermedia). The studio has produced idents and shorts for the channel and its late-night brand Adult Swim, as well as a stop-motion segment for its series Victor and Valentino.