—This is 31 Minutos parodying a parody. Just like they did with their version of Romeo y Julieta, the brains behind this children’s series - Álvaro Díaz and Pedro Peirano - stick faithfully to the text. Their aim isn’t to simplify it, but rather to revive the corrosive sense of humor in this classic that was the first modern novel. They also use resources from the seventeenth century play itself – for example, the play on narrative and self-referencing.
—The set was designed by outstanding collage artist Mauricio Garrido, whose style has been described as ‘neo-baroque’ by experts. “Garrido transfers his inner imagination onto his collages, capturing an explosion of ideas referencing what is mystical-religious, nature, the body, the arts, history and the symbolic traditions of several different cultures”, says Constanza Güell from Antenna. His work has been exhibited in different countries, such as at the Diego Rivera Anahuacalli Museum in Mexico, as well as forming part of private collections, such as that of singer and collector Elton John.
—It’s a given that Pablo Ilabaca (Jaco Sánchez, ex Chancho en Piedra) and Camilo Salinas (Inti Illimani) will compose the story’s soundtrack. Ilabaca’s work for the TV program set the standard in this century’s first decade, with his compositions that are apt - and memorable - for all ages leading to a revival of the children’s genre.