Disney+ Latin America acquires rights of Anima’s popular film series ‘Las Leyenda’

Latin America’s leading animation production house Anima in association with Videocine, Televisa’s Mexico City-based distribution company has signed deal with The Walt Disney Company Latin America. Under this deal Disney will pick the distribution rights on Anima’s popular series of film Las Leyenda (The legends) which will be availble on Disney+ in Latin America.

The series of film available on Disney+ are The Legend of Llorona, The Legend of the Mummies, The Legend of Chupacabras and The Legend of Charro Negro.

Las Leyenda film series features the young boy Leo San Juan who as the ability to communicate with supernatural entities. San Juan teams up with a group of friends and together the kids investigate stories of monsters, ghosts and other fictional creatures from the region and abroad.

According to Variety reports, Anima COO and co-founder José C. García de Letona said, “Since the initial launch with the first film in 2007, ‘Las Leyendas’ films continue to be ranked as some of the top grossing movies of all time in Mexico achieving tremendous box-office and audience success with each film more successful than the previous one.”

Adding to what Letona said Ánima co-founder and CEO Fernande De Fuentes Sainz added, “With an ever-growing loyal fan base and storylines that include creatures and ghosts, I have no doubt these titles will be very appealing for the Disney Plus audience in Latin America.”

Anima is best known for producing El Chavo Animado, Top Cat: The Movie, the Leyendas franchise, and Cleo & Cuquín. Anima’s productions have been seen around the world, its distribution reach includes countries such as the United Kingdom, South Korea, Russia and China.

This deal is biggest for Anima in 2022, since the studio is all set to celebrate its 20th anniversary. In August the company has launched a dedicated adult-young adult division and announced that it will begin production on El Santos  a serialized version of its 2012 comic book-inspired feature El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza.