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>DiC France, MK Japon, RTL Luxembourg, NHK Japan, Antenne 2 France, Studio Pierrot
  • DiC France, MK Japon, RTL Luxembourg, NHK Japan, Antenne 2 France, Studio Pierrot
  • Animated Characters: Lana, Esteban, Zia, Tao, Mendoza, Pedro, Sancho, Gwynn, General Gomez, Subcommander Gaspard, Metnard, Carmec, Priest, Wanococha, Wyna.
    Characters (English Version): Tao, Zia, Gomez, Lana, Morca, Myeena, The Doctor, Captain Perez, Pedro.
    Characters (French Version): Mendoza, Esteban, Pedro, Zia, Gaspard, Gomez, Sancho, Pichu, Pizarro, Tao, Récitante des résumés, Récitant des documentaires.
  • First Aired about 1982.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Color
  • Japan  Japan / France  France


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Production Notes:


The producers claimed that the series was loosely based on the books "The King's Fifth" (1966) and "City of Seven Serpents," both by Scott O'Dell; no book with the latter title exists in the Library of Congress.

The Japanese version of the series ended each episode with a mini-documentary explaining the historical events and people which inspired the fictional characters. These documentaries were deleted from release in many foreign-language markets, including the United Kingdom.

The series was made primarily for the French market, but was also popular with the Japanese audience.

Its re-release on French DVD spurred rumors that producer Jean Chalopin was negotiating with Japan for a remake or sequel.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

Alternate Series Titles: "Taiyo No Ko Esuteban," "The Mysterious Cities of Gold," "Esteban The Child of the Sun," "Esteban and the Cities of Gold," "Esteban The Sun-Kissed Boy," "Les Mystérieuses Cités d'Or," "MCoG."


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