May 12, 2008

The Mysterious Cities of Gold

Indians finally started appearing in TV shows in the 1980s. Of course they were supporting rather than lead characters, and the shows were stereotypical. But something is better than nothing, right?

The Mysterious Cities of GoldThe Mysterious Cities of Gold is an animated television series co-produced by DiC Entertainment and Studio Pierrot first shown in 1982. The series comprises 39 episodes told in a single continuous narrative.

The story is set in 1532. A young Spanish boy named Esteban joins a voyage to the New World in search of the lost Cities of Gold. He hopes to find his father, from whom he was separated on being rescued from a sinking ship by Magellan's expedition. On arrival in South America Esteban and his companions begin uncovering evidence relating to the Cities of Gold and various ancient technologies, and also become deeply embroiled in a conflict between the Spanish, the various native populations and later, a strange race called the Olmecs.
"El Dorado, the Cities of Gold"

Comment:  For more on the subject, see TV Shows Featuring Indians.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this! I've remembered the chorus to that theme song all of these years, and heard it again for the first time today (since it was shown on TV years ago). Brought back a lot of memories of those old cartoons! Thank you again!