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El Cid: The Legend (2003)

El Cid: La leyenda (original title)
Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the ... See full summary »

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Jose Pozo

Writer:

Jose Pozo
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nacho Castaño Nacho Castaño ... (voice)
Manel Fuentes Manel Fuentes ... Rodrigo (voice)
Sancho Gracia ... Gormaz (voice)
Carlos Latre Carlos Latre ... Ben Yussuf / Conde Ordóñez (voice)
Loles León ... Urraca (voice)
Molly Malcolm ... Urraca (voice)
Miguel Pernas Miguel Pernas
Natalia Verbeke ... Gimena (voice)
Alex Warner Alex Warner ... Rodrigo (voice)
Joshua Zamrycki Joshua Zamrycki ... Ben Yussuf (voice)
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Storyline

Rodrigo's life as a child was a noble and happy one, he entered school at a young age. Often he went on adventures with his best friend Sancho and often visited his beloved one Jimena, the daughter of the count of Gormaz. His happiness did not last forever, after the death of the King Fernando, Rodrigo is seen wrapped in a world of plots and conspiracies that to will put an end to the life of Sancho and the consequent coronation of the infant Alfonso. All of a sudden, Rodrigo loses all that that he has acquired, his best friend and the love of its beloved one, and is unjustly exiled to Castile without honor! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Every Legend Has His Own Hero.


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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

El Cid - A Lenda See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,055,659
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Castelao Producciones See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

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Soundtracks

The power of a broken heart
Composed by Jordi Cubino
Played by Luis Fonsi & Christina Valemi
Courtesy of UNIVERSAL MUSIC
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Missed chance
4 August 2004 | by ilBuonoSee all my reviews

I don't understand really why this is not as good as it could have been. The production looks very nice, the backgrounds are wonderful and use sometimes inconvenient colors, the animation is nice, the style of drawing is nice (with exception of the villain, who is really very badly drawn), the gigantic arms add an own touch to it. But what the movie lacks is a decent screenplay and most of all, originality. The whole picture feels like made of pieces you have seen thousands of times before, it has nothing new to bring (except the beautiful backgrounds I mentioned before). The beginning, with the two young fools racing against each other feels like a real ripoff of Prince of Egypt. The villain is some kind of poor Jafar-ripoff. And as said before, it all isn't that involving and funny. Another thing that really disturbed me is the editing. Normally I don't notice often bad editing, but here it really annoyed me at times.

So, this is a movie that looks excellent, like it could have been made by Disney or Dreamworks, but it misses almost everything what makes this two companies great. Too bad.


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