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The movie takes place in the year 1807 in the city of Puebla, New Spain. Leo San Juan, a shy 9-year-old boy, lives with his grandmother and his older brother Nando. Leo is constantly ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Andrés Bustamante ...
Don Andres (voice)
Santos (voice)
Rafael Inclán ...
Alebrije (voice)
Xochitl (voice)
Manuel 'Loco' Valdés ...
Lorenzo Villavicencio (voice)
Nahuala (voice)
Fabrizio Santini ...
Leo San Juan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Angelo ...
Ciego de los Ojos
Luna Arjona ...
Nana Dionisia
Maria Teresa Cordeiro ...
Teodora Villavicencio
Bruno Coronel ...
Fernando San Juan
Verónica De Ita ...
Sra. Perez
Ginny Hoffman ...
Sra, Lopez
Germán Robles ...
Fray Godofredo
María Santander ...
Toñita San Juan


The movie takes place in the year 1807 in the city of Puebla, New Spain. Leo San Juan, a shy 9-year-old boy, lives with his grandmother and his older brother Nando. Leo is constantly frightened, due to the legend of the Nahuala that his brother told him about. The legend speaks of an old abandoned house, in which "La Nahuala", a witch, lives.

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Rated PG for some scary images, language, thematic elements and rude humor


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11 November 2007 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I went today to see this movie, i didn't know what to expect, since i had not seen any publicity, yet it surprised me, the animations were OK, since they are not the best cartoons ever, but definitely you will be happy to see them as a well-built Mexican characters, however it combines perfectly 2D and 3D animation, the story is great, it knows how to appreciate all our legends and our history, there parts where you will jump of your seat, but after wards you will laugh, there are jokes with double meaning, so both children and adults can laugh, the environment, feels like if your were really there, so many of our traditions, i think there should be more movies of this kind, we should support our Mexican animated movies, instead of spending our money seeing worthless American animated movies ("vacas vaqueras", "tierra de osos", etc.) We should not expect the Mexican movies to be like them, colorful but bored.

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