Santo Contra Los Clones
|Santo vs. The Clones|
|Created by||Carlo Olivares Paganoni|
|Developed by||El Hijo del Santo|
|Written by||Carlo Olivares Paganoni|
|Directed by||Carlo Olivares Paganoni|
|Creative director(s)||Fernando Semenzato|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||2–3 minutes|
|Original network||Cartoon Network (Mexico)|
|Original release||October 27 – November 24, 2004|
Santo vs. The Clones (Spanish: Santo Contra Los Clones) is a Cartoon Network Latin American original animated series dating back to 2004, and consist of five short episodes. It was weekly aired every Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM only and exclusively in Mexico. Created by Carlo Olivares Paganoni, who already made Bobots (a local Cartoon Network pilot), this series is a homage to the legendary defunct Luchador wrestler enmascarado and film actor Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, better known as El Santo. His son, El Hijo del Santo, serves as developer.
Set in Mexico City, Santo Contra Los Clones follows the adventures of the homonym wrestler as a superhero who must try to stop the plans of Dr. Clone, an evil scientist. He is determined once again to kill him creating clones, figured in his old enemies (thanks to their DNA), and to use it to dominate the world.
- Santo (voiced by Alberto Pedrel)
- The Professor (voiced by Héctor Sáez)
- Diana (voiced by Gabriela Guzmán)
- Dr. Clone (voiced by Daniel Giménez Cacho)
- Adenaido (voiced by Omar Chaparro)
- The Announcer (voiced by Arturo Rivera)
|No.||Original title/Translated title||Original air date|
|1||"Las Lobas Contra El D.F." / "The She-Wolves vs. The D.F."||October 27, 2004|
|2||"Santo Contra el Regreso de Las Momias" / "Santo vs. the Return of The Mummies"||November 4, 2004|
|3||"El Pelo en la Camisa del Jardinero" / "Hair on the Gardener's Shirt"||November 10, 2004|
|4||"El Regreso de Las Vampiras" / "The Return of The Vampires"||November 17, 2004|
|5||"Santo Contra Santo" / "Santo vs. Santo"||November 24, 2004|
Canceled U.S. show
In 2007, was announced that its international series version is in development at Cartoon Network Studios, but was eventually released in 2008 as an unaired pilot entitled Mask of Santo. Also for this short, Carlo Olivares Paganoni and El Hijo del Santo are re-confirmed as creator and developer, respectively.
|Title||Written by||Storyboarded and directed by||Original release date|
|"Mask of Santo"||Carlo Olivares Paganoni||Tyree Dillihay||2008|
- Santo VS Clones Medios Impresos - El Hijo del Santo
- "Cartoon Network Creates Series Based on Mexican Icon: Santo". Business Wire. 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2014-11-26.
- "Cartoon Network Reveals New Shows". Animation Magazine. 2007-02-14. Retrieved 2014-11-26.
- Mask of Santo (Carlo Olivares Paganoni, 2008) - YouTube