I am very excited to share with you the first trailer of Lionsgate and Pantelion Films’ upcoming animated release, LA LEYENDA DEL CHUPACABRAS. This family-fun film will make its theater debut on October 14 and we cannot wait to go out and see it. Perfect timing as this movie will come out in Halloween season for those of us Halloween lovers, this one with a bit of humor. Growing up in a Mexican-American home we got to experience the best of both worlds, from hearing scary stories about ghosts to trying to solve the legend of the Chupacabras. Remember when this unsolved mystery was all over the news?! 

The story follows the character of Leo and his friends as they embark on a new adventure in an encounter with the well-known mythical creature of El ChupacabrasThis film by Anima Studios is one of many animated series that focus on popular Latino legends and/or folktales including Las Momias de Guanajuato and La Leyenda de la Llorona



Synopsis: After his adventures with the mummies of Guanajuato and of being in the middle of the independence war, Leo San Juan is taken prisoner when he gets mistaken for an insurgent rebel by the royalist army soldiers while on his way back to Puebla. While locked in an old abandoned convent among other rebels, a frightening winged monster appears next to them: El Chupacabras, who attacks prisoners and guards alike. Abandoned to their fate, Leo and the rebels must fight the monster and escape before the royalists blow up the convent. As he struggles to survive he will discover the secret behind El Chupacabras and will have to make the most difficult decision of his life.

LA LEYENDA DEL CHUPACABRAS will open on October 14, 2016 in moderate release, from Lionsgate and Pantelion Films.

Cast: Eduardo España, Benny Mendoza, Mayte Cordero

Director: Alberto Rodriguez

Writers: Azan Cohen, Alberto Rodriguez

Producers: Fernando de Fuentes, Jose C. Garcia de Letona


A fun family film that’s sure to entertain the whole family! Don’t miss the date October 14th!

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