El abuelo y yo (English: Grandfather and I), is a Mexican TV series produced by Pedro Damián for Televisa in 1992.

El abuelo y yo
Also known asMi abuelito
GenreTV series
Written byLorena Salazar
Eduardo Quiroga
Directed byJuan Carlos Muñoz
StarringJorge Martinez de Hoyos
Ludwika Paleta
Gael García Bernal
Flor Eduarda Gurrola
Wendy de los Cobos
Theme music composerAmparo Rubín
Opening theme"Capitanes de la Calle" by Ludwika Paleta
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of episodes90
Executive producerPedro Damián
Original release
NetworkCanal de las Estrellas
ReleaseJanuary 6 (1992-01-06) –
June 26, 1992 (1992-06-26) [1]

Frances Ondiviela, Marcelo Buquet, Ludwika Paleta, Gael García Bernal and Jorge Martinez de Hoyos star as the main protagonists, while Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Wendy de los Cobos and Ivette Proal star as the main antagonists.[2]


Gael García Bernal is Daniel

Alejandra and Daniel are two kids who live in opposite worlds, but are united by friendship and dreams.

Alejandra is a sweet and tender girl who lives in a world of dreams full of gardens, beautiful dresses, many hats and fairy tales. She is a girl full of fantasies and desires of magical adventures, her parents are wealthy and Alejandra has everything she desires, but that world is far away from Daniel's, a child who has been orphaned, and has made the streets his home since the death of his mother. He is helpless and unknown to his relatives. Daniel only knows that his maternal grandfather never forgave his mother for marrying the wrong man.

Little Daniel, who lives with his dog "Anselmo", first meets don Joaquín, an old musician performer that has now become grumpy and solitary. Daniel believes that the two can be great friends, never imagining that Don Joaquín is actually his grandfather. Daniel then meets Alejandra and together begin to explore new worlds filled with fun, all thanks to don Joaquín who becomes their guide and teaches them the true meaning of friendship and how to remain children. Don Joaquín provides the children with love and affection while also teaching them to use their imagination to travel to strange worlds and to dream things the children have failed to do by solving problems that did not correspond to them.

Ultimately, Daniel and Don Joaquín find they are grandfather and grandson and follow their path together without Alejandra.



Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Result
1993 TVyNovelas Awards
Best Leading Actress Evangelina Elizondo Nominated
Best Leading Actor Jorge Martínez de Hoyos Won
Best Supporting Actor Adalberto Martínez Nominated
Best Child Performance Gael García Bernal Won
Ludwika Paleta Won


  1. ^ "'El Abuelo y yo' cumple 20 años" (in Spanish). eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx. Archived from the original on April 3, 2015. Retrieved April 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "¿Dónde están ahora los actores de El abuelo y yo?" (in Spanish). caras.com.mx. Retrieved April 2, 2015.