Santo vs The Clones (Spanish: Santo Contra Los Clones) is a 2004 Cartoon Network Latin American original animated series consisting of five short episodes, which were aired every Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM in Mexico, and also in another Latin American countries. It's created by Carlo Olivares Paganoni, a filmmaker and advertising worker, but also a cartoonist who already made the local Cartoon Network pilot Bobots; he wanted to pay tribute to the legendary defunct Luchador wrestler enmascarado and film actor Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, better known as El Santo. Finally, Carlo hired for this show as developer El Hijo del Santo.
|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||Fernando Semenzato|
|Voices of||(See Voice cast)|
|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
Set in Mexico City, Santo vs The Clones follows the adventures of the homonym wrestler as a superhero who must try to stop the plans of Dr. Clone, an evil scientist, who which is determined to kill him and simultaneously dominate the world by creating clones of his old enemies (through their DNA).
|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 3, 2004|
|3||"El Pelo en la Camisa del Jardinero" / "Hair on the Jardinero'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. showEdit
Like a relation to Santo vs The Clones, in 2007 has been announced that its international version is in development at Cartoon Network Studios, but was eventually released as an unaired short pilot titled Mask of Santo in 2008. Also for it, Carlo Olivares Paganoni and El Hijo del Santo are reconfirmed as creator and developer, respectively.
|Title||Written by||Storyboarded and directed by||Original release date|
|"Mask of Santo"||Carlo Olivares Paganoni||Tyree Dillihay||2008|
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