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The year is 1532. Esteban, a young boy, is told that he was saved by Mendoza, a navigator on a Spanish ship from a ship wreck in a storm at sea. The only clue to his identity is a medal that Esteban wears about his neck. Esteban joins Mendoza on a trip from Spain to the new world - the Americas - where on route he meets two other children - Zia - an Inca girl and Tao, the last member of a highly advanced race. All three are looking for different things - Esteban to find his father and his identity, Zia for her father and Tao for remains of his race. The clues for all three quests however all point to the seven Cities of Gold and so the children, Mendoza, Sancho and Pedro - two other sailors and friends of Mendoza start searching in a massive treasure hunt for the Cities Of Gold...Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
The voice actor for Mendoza narrates the educational mini-documentaries at the end of each episode. See more »
During the opening credits, Esteban is seen controlling the golden condor using 2 control levers. However, during the episodes proper, he only uses one (the condor just has one, shaped like a cobra). See more »
Episode 11 in the US version contains a slight time cut, missing a close up scene of a soldier in the temple doorway as it is collapsing. Episode 1 in the British version starts immediately at the narration "It is the year 1532" rather than showing a god shot of Barcelona. Episode 32 in the British, Polish, and German versions all contain a scene cut. After Papa Camayo gets shot by the Olmec, Pedro and Sancho hit him with a log. However, this scene continues with them saying "Here's your reward" and then using his back as a pivot for a see saw. It was probably removed for violence. Episode 36 in the British version is missing the opening sequence that shows the Olmec flying machine using the secret weapon to kill a bunch of Mayans. See more »
I watched that cartoon when I was a kid.I remember that it was very nice.As it was a long time ago I had forgotten most of the plot and the characters.
Some months ago a local TV channel aired "The Mysterious Cities of Gold" .In spite of not being a 5-year old kid anymore I sat in front of the TV in order to watch it again.And I really enjoyed it!
It is a masterpiece in the animation genre-a cartoon with an exciting plot,memorable characters and terrific music.Moreover,it takes place at an interesting historical period-the conquest of South America. Most characters in cartoons are rather flat.But here all the characters are intriguing-especially the Spanish navigator Mendosa who is both greedy and kind-hearted.The kids Esteban,Zia and Tao are really nice.The villains also have their charm.
Hardly any other cartoon has better music score.Not only the starting song "Children of the sun" but all the other melodies are stunning.
So,if some TV channels in your countries air this cartoon,don't hesitate at all-take your seats in front of the TV and explore the mysterious cities of gold where adventures never end-as well as our enjoyment!
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