Xuxa Park

Xuxa Park was a Spanish children's television series hosted by Xuxa Meneghel, based on the Xou da Xuxa, produced by Michael Jay Solomon and screened from March 12 to June 18, 1992 by the Madrid network Telecinco, the third largest broadcaster of Spain in audience, totaling 15 episodes. The show worked with several blocks, where in each block a game is presented, counting on the participation of the Paquitas and the character Topo Gigio, a cartoon doll of a mouse that was very popular in the 1960s in Brazil and in the world.[1][2]

Xuxa Park
GenreChildren
Game show
Directed byMarlene Mattos
StarringXuxa Meneghel
Paquitas
Topo Gigio
Country of originSpain
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes15
Production
ProducerMichael Jay Solomon
Running time1h30 min
Release
Original networkTelecinco
Original releaseMarch 12 (1992-03-12) –
June 18, 1992 (1992-06-18)
Chronology
Related showsXou da Xuxa
El Show de Xuxa
Xuxa
Xuxa Park (1994)

BackgroundEdit

Xuxa became a household name throughout Latin America thanks to its children's television program El Show de Xuxa produced in Argentina during the years 1991 and 1993, and aired in 17 Latin American countries and United States by Univision, with an estimated audience of 25 million viewers.[3][4]

She caught the attention of the Spanish public ever since starring on two TV shows on Telecinco a year earlier in 1991, and the annual releases of her international albums, as well as song, that had become popular there.[5]

DevelopmentEdit

Xuxa Park was filmed in Barcelona, on a soundstage replicating an amusement park, in a similar fashion to Xou da Xuxa. The guests were usually singers, circus performers, and Spanish comic groups, as well as the presentation of games. The novelty in relation to Brazilian version, was that parents and children could compete in the games in teams, formed by two children and two adults.

ReleaseEdit

"Xuxa Park" was released in 1992, and was aired weekly on Sundays, totaling 15 episodes, each with an hour and-a-half during the spring schedule of Telecinco, Madrid's station with national reach, which holds 50% of the Spanish audience - which places second place after of the La 1. Before the launch of the show, a Press conference was organized by the issuer to present formally Xuxa and Paquitas to the public.[6]

Reception and ratingsEdit

Four months after the debut of Xuxa Park in Tele 5, the direction of the station expressed interest in renewing the contract for another five months with the host for a second season of the show, but the negotiations have not advanced due to busy schedule of Xuxa, and recordings of their TV show in the United States —Xuxa—that would be released early next year in North America.[7]

"Xuxa Park" conquered high ratings: 45 points (an estimated audience of 25 million people).[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Xuxa.com - Programas". Xuxa.com. 25 October 1993.
  2. ^ País, El (25 October 1993). "Crítica: Xuxa Park". El País.
  3. ^ "Xuxa en USA". Semana. 25 October 1993. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Brazilian star becomes hit on Spanish kiddie TV". The Fort Scott Tribune. 2 January 1992. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  5. ^ Rossi, Clarissa (1 de março de 1992) "Xou da Xuxa à espanhola". Jornal do Brasil, caderno B p.6. (Consulted on 18 March 2015)
  6. ^ (25/04/1992) "Xuxa reduz "Xou" para ganhar o mundo". Jornal do Brasil, p.8 (18/03/2015)
  7. ^ "Xuxa, presentadora de espacios para niños, grabará un programa para adultos". El Mundo. 24 August 2008. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. ^ Rito, Regina (16/07/1992) "Xuxa bem temperada". Jornal do Brasil, caderno B, p.5 (18/03/2015)

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