Las leyendas: el origen

Las Leyendas: El Origen (literally: "The Legends: The Origin") is an upcoming Mexican animated horror-comedy film as part of the Leyendas animated franchise. Produced by Ánima Estudios, it will be an origin story focused on the little Calavera duo, Finado and Moribunda who must leave their home in Pueblo Calaca looking out for a human baby.[2][3]

Las Leyendas: El Origen
Directed byRicardo Arnaiz
Produced byJosé C. García de Letona
Fernando De Fuentes
Written byAngel Pulido
Based onCharacters
by Ricardo Arnaiz
StarringMayte Cordeiro
Music byLeoncio Lara Bon[1]
Distributed byVideocine
Release date
April 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)

It is planned for release on April 17, 2020 in Mexico.[4]


Two Calavera children must look after a human infant after crossing through an eternal mirror, absorbing energy of a portal that separates the worlds between life and death.

Voice cast

  • Mayte Cordeiro


Ricardo Arnaiz, the creator of the Leyendas characters, serves as the director of the film, marking his return to the franchise since La leyenda de la Nahuala and his first collaboration outside of Animex Producciones.[4] The film was originally titled tentatively as La leyenda de and then La leyenda de Finado y Moribunda.[5] The film was first teased on social media.[6]


The film will utilize 2D traditional animation over the tween-style animation.


The film's teaser trailer was released on 1 November 2019.[7]


  1. Leoncio Lara Bon on Twitter: "Ya se acercan Finado y Moribunda, Music in progress!!..." Twitter. Published: 1 November 2019. In Spanish.
  2. Ricardo Arnaiz on Twitter: "La nueva leyenda..." Twitter. Published: 14 August 2019. In Spanish.
  3. "Estrenos Videocine 2019 - 2020". YouTube. 3 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. "Las Leyendas - El Origen: Teaser trailer". Sector Cine. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  5. Pérez, Javier (30 May 2019). "Los estrenos de Videocine para 2019 y 2020". Cine Premiere (in Spanish). g21 Comunicación. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. Cinepolis on Twitter: "¡Algo nuevo de @helloanima se está cocinando! Sigue al pendiente para descubrir nuevas noticias...." Twitter. Published: 12 November 2018. In Spanish.
  7. "Las Leyendas: EL ORIGEN (TEASER OFICIAL)". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 4 November 2019. Published: 1 November 2019. In Spanish.

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