Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner’s Blog

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner's Blog

Interview Summary With Victor And Valentino Creator Diego Molano On Turner’s Blog

Turner – the company that owns Cartoon Network* has posted an interview with Victor and Valentino creator – Diego Molano on their blog. The brand new Cartoon Network Studios original series premiered in the United States and Latin America today (30th March). Victor and Valentino is Cartoon Network’s first show based around Mesoamerican folklore – most particularly Mayan and Aztec civilisations. The show is also the first CN original series to have Hispanic lead characters.

To make sure that the new show was presented in a genuine and respectful way to the Latino and Hispanic community, CN’s Victor and Valentino production team partnered with TurnerUno, Turner’s Business Resource Group for Latino and Hispanic employees. TurnerUno helped out with the show’s marketing and promotions, and TurnerUno shared their opinions and input on how the show should be portrayed.

Below is an interview summary with Diego Molano, the full interview can be viewed on the link below:

https://www.turner.com/blog/%E2%80%98victor-and-valentino%E2%80%99-creator-brings-mesoamerican-myths-life

Interview Summary of Turner’s interview with Victor and Valentino creator – Diego Molano

According to Diego, myths and legends inspired him through school and all the way through university, Diego’s favorite mythology was Mesoamerican mythology, which includes the legends and folklore of the Aztecs, Toltecs, Olmecs, Mayans, Incans and Muiscas. Diego mentioned that he noticed that Mesoamerican mythology isn’t discussed as much as Greek, Roman, Egyptian or Norse mythology.

Diego said he was astounded that someone hasn’t made an animated show based on Mesoamerican mythology before, he feels lucky that Cartoon Network gave him the chance to make the show. In the interview, Diego also revealed that he’s the voice of Victor in the English and Latin American Spanish dubs of the show and he’s still learning to be a voice actor.

Before working on Victor and Valentino, Diego worked with OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes show creator – Ian Jones-Quartey and absorbed as much knowledge about animated show production as he possibly could, he also gained knowledge from working on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite and also on the 2016 reboot of The Powerpuff Girls.

Diego also mentioned that he was sneaky and mischievous as a kid, which means Victor is loosely based on himself, he also got in trouble quite often as a child, but he also mentioned he learnt a new lesson every time he misbehaved, same goes for Victor who ends up learning a new lesson which softens his heart a little bit more. For this reason, Diego hopes that kids will learn something from the show, like the lessons he had as a kid.

Diego also mentioned that he used to be terrified of ghosts and was paralysed by anything supernatural because his mother used scary stories as a tactic to make him behave, his grandfather, who’s also a scientist, claimed that there’s no such thing as the supernatural and his mother was just talking nonsense, he grew up a bit in his early teen years and stopped believing such things.

Finally, Diego talks about the first season of Victor and Valentino, he explains that the first season will be a chance to learn about the characters and get to know them, including their quirks. There’s many side characters in the show that are full of personality, to the extent that Diego and the show’s writers wanted to include them in every episode and deciding which characters should be in each episode is a difficult decision.

https://www.turner.com/blog/%E2%80%98victor-and-valentino%E2%80%99-creator-brings-mesoamerican-myths-life

* Turner is currently undergoing a separation process, but remains to be a going concern until restructuring is complete, all of Turner’s kids channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang etc.) are currently in the process of moving to Warner Bros’s brand new Global Kids and Young Adults division.

Cartoon Network USA New Show Victor And Valentino Premieres Today 30th March 2019

Cartoon Network USA New Show Victor And Valentino Premieres Today 30th March 2019

Cartoon Network USA New Show Victor And Valentino Premieres Today 30th March 2019

Today (Saturday 30th March) at 9.30am (ET/PT), Cartoon Network USA will be premiering a brand new original series from Cartoon Network Studios – Victor and Valentino. The new show will also premiere on Cartoon Network Latin America today.

Victor and Valentino is an animated supernatural adventure series with a focus on Mesoamerican folklore and mythology and follows the two titular half-brothers – rambunctious Victor and his more careful half-brother Valentino, both spend the summer with their Grandma Chata in the mysterious town of Monte Macabre. Both realise there’s much more to this small town in the Mexican desert, on their adventures they discover beings from another world, creatures from folklore and places that are only described in myths. The show is created by Powerpuff Girls storyboard artist and writer and OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes background artist – Diego Molano.

Cartoon Network USA has uploaded the intro to Victor and Valentino onto their YouTube channel. The show’s opening intro is animated by renowned Korean-American animator – Peter Chung.

On its premiere day, Cartoon Network USA will air four episodes of Victor and Valentino from 9.30am (ET/PT): “Folk Art Foes”, “Dead Ringer”, “Brotherly Love” and “Chata’s Quinta Quinceañera”.

More information about the four episodes can be found on the link below:

https://www.regularcapital.com/2019/02/cartoon-network-usa-march-2019-highlights/

On the Cartoon Network App and website, there’s an additional six new episodes which will premiere on the Cartoon Network USA television channel in April: “Legend of the Hidden Skate Park”, “Cleaning Day”, “The Babysitter”, “Hurricane Chata”, “Lonely Haunts Club” and “Suerte”.

https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/victor-and-valentino/episodes/index.html

https://www.regularcapital.com/2019/03/cartoon-network-usa-april-2019-highlights/

Victor And Valentino Premieres On 30th March On Cartoon Network USA And Cartoon Network Latin America

Victor And Valentino Premieres On 30th March On Cartoon Network USA And Cartoon Network Latin America

Victor And Valentino Premieres On 30th March On Cartoon Network USA And Cartoon Network Latin America

The brand new original animated series from Cartoon Network Studios – “Victor and Valentino” will premiere on both Cartoon Network USA and Cartoon Network Latin America on Saturday 30th March at 9.30am ET/PT, with the first four episodes airing simultaneously. The show will be airing on Cartoon Network’s other international feeds very soon.

Victor and Valentino is Cartoon Network Studios’ latest supernatural adventure series with a focus on Mesoamerican folklore and mythology and follows the two titular half-brothers – rambunctious Victor and his more careful half-brother Valentino, both spend the summer with their Grandma Chata in the mysterious town of Monte Macabre. Both realise there’s much more to this small town in the Mexican desert, on their adventures they discover beings from another world, creatures from folklore and places that are only described in myths.

A full episode of Victor and Valentino will be unlocked on the Cartoon Network App and will be available on pay-TV on-demand services from Monday 4th March. In the days before the show’s premiere, 10 episodes will be available to view on the Cartoon Network App and on-demand, with episode available in Spanish.

The show’s creator – Diego Molano was named as an “Animator to Watch” by Hollywood publication – Variety in 2018. Diego previously worked as a storyboard artist on The Powerpuff Girls, a background designer on OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and has worked on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite, Superjail! and China, IL. Victor and Valentino is another Cartoon Network original developed through Cartoon Network Studios’ Global Artists Programme, the programme is known for developing new and emerging talent as well as new original programming.

Cartoon Network USA has already aired sneak peek clips from the new show, but today they also released a new trailer for Victor and Valentino which can be viewed below:

From The Official Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Cartoon Network to Unveil “Victor and Valentino” in U.S. and Latin America on Saturday 30th March:

The series follows two half-brothers learning to appreciate each other’s quirks and differences while exploring Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Mesoamerican folklore come to life.

New Animated Supernatural Series Encounters Mischief, Mayhem and Mesoamerican Myths

Cartoon Network’s new supernatural adventure series Victor and Valentino will debut simultaneously with four episodes in the United States and Latin America, Saturday, March 30 at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT), with other regions around the world to follow. Created by Diego Molano, Victor and Valentino follows two half-brothers learning to appreciate each other’s quirks and differences while exploring Monte Macabre, a small and mysterious town, where the myths and legends of Mesoamerican folklore come to life.

Inspired by Molano’s fascination with mythology, Victor and Valentino is the latest Cartoon Network original to feature authentic storytelling and inclusive characters. While spending the summer with their Grandma Chata, the rambunctious Victor and his more cautious half-brother Valentino soon realize there’s more than meets the eye in their new town. Fans will want to follow this mischievous pair as they hilariously discover other worldly beings, curious creatures from forgotten folklore and places only described in myths.

To give audiences a sneak peek ahead of premiere, a full episode will be unlocked on the Cartoon Network App and available On Demand beginning Monday, March 4. Leading into the series premiere, 10 episodes will be available on the CN App and On Demand, with every episode available in Spanish.

Named an animator to watch by Variety in 2018, Molano previously worked as a storyboard artist on The Powerpuff Girls and has worked on Adult Swim’s Black Dynamite, Superjail! and China, IL. Victor and Valentino is executive produced by Cartoon Network Studios and was developed through the studio’s global Artists Program known for creating a pipeline of diverse and emerging talent.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as Ben 10, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls, and We Bare Bears. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

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