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El Cid: The Legend (2003)

El Cid: La leyenda (original title)
Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the ... See full summary »


Jose Pozo


Jose Pozo
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Credited cast:
Nacho Castaño Nacho Castaño ... (voice)
Manel Fuentes Manel Fuentes ... Rodrigo (voice)
Sancho Gracia ... Gormaz (voice)
Carlos Latre Carlos Latre ... Ben Yussuf / Conde Ordóñez (voice)
Loles León ... Urraca (voice)
Molly Malcolm ... Urraca (voice)
Miguel Pernas Miguel Pernas
Natalia Verbeke ... Gimena (voice)
Alex Warner Alex Warner ... Rodrigo (voice)
Joshua Zamrycki Joshua Zamrycki ... Ben Yussuf (voice)


Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the daughter of the count of Gormaz. His happiness did not last forever, after the death of the King Fernando, Rodrigo is seen wrapped in a world of plots and conspiracies that to will put an end to the life of Sancho and the consequent coronation of the infant Alfonso. All of a sudden, Rodrigo loses all that that he has acquired, his best friend and the love of its beloved one, and is unjustly exiled to Castile without honor! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Every Legend Has His Own Hero.


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Good first act
27 August 2008 | by dkprojectSee all my reviews

I found this movie to be quite enjoyable. I loved the stylized characters, the sense of weight of their bodies design. The dialogs in Spanish are smart and funny, although there are several parts were too many facts are compressed into long sentences. I have mixed feeling on the presentation of Rodrigo (the Cid) as a youngster: on one hand I liked the reveal that he turned indeed into the Cid, but on the other hand there isn't enough screen time for us to know he will be the protagonist. One mayor disappointment was the lack of battle scenes. The one battle (Valencia) is shot beautifully using a mix of classical and 3d animation. But the rest of the battles are narrated on a paper-cut style. This being the story of a warrior, it surprised me that he was shown, for the most part, as nothing more than a skillful sneaker. Also, the final confrontation with the antagonist does not make justice to neither of the characters. Having said that, I must insist that the whole royal drama during the first 30 minutes of the movie are highly recommendable, particularly thanks to well crafted parallel stories at the end of the first act. The movie somehow decays during the rest of the film and too many problems are solved by the Cid's pets.

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Release Date:

19 December 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El Cid - A Lenda See more »


Box Office


EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Castelao Producciones See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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