|DVD La leyenda de la llorona
Run time: 75 min
Genres: Animation | Family
Director: Alberto Rodriguez
Writers: Ricardo Arnaiz, Omar Mustre
Stars: Andrés Couturier, Monica del Carmen, Rafael Inclán
Based on a famous Mexican legend, a group of kids must stop the ghost of a woman whose guilt over the drowning of her own children leads her to abduct youngsters who wander the woods at night in this subtitled, Spanish language animated adventure. Written by Anonymous
Release Date: 21 October 2011 (Mexico)
I teach high school Spanish, so I am sure to be biased. But this movie Rocks! As a Spanish teacher, there is no better resource to use in my classes than the movies from this series, which also includes La Leyenda de la Nahuala.
The improvements in animation, story, and humor in between this movie and the Nahuala are great! They really nailed the story of the Llorona. I laughed out loud, was decently scared, and started to tear up. And this is all when I watched it alone. My Spanish classes love it! It showcases Mexican culture, including indigenous and Spanish influences, and integrates it seamlessly into the storyline. It's funny, scary, and heartfelt. Perfect for celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).