This clip must be seen on YouTube!
The Mysterious Cities of Gold, originally released in Japan as Esteban, Child of the Sun (Japanese: 太陽の子エステバン, Hepburn: Taiyō no Ko Esuteban) and in France as Les Mystérieuses Cités d’Or, is a French–Japanese animated series co-produced by DiC Audiovisuel and Studio Pierrot.
The Mysterious Cities Of Gold starts in 1532
This remarkable cartoon from the 1980s starts its story in 1532 when The Mysterious Cities Of Gold follows the adventures of a young Spanish boy named Esteban who joins a voyage to the New World in search of the lost Seven Cities of Gold and his father. It is a quite emotional ride for all children or even adults watching this from the very first moment. It was my first time that I witnessed someone dying.
The series was originally broadcast in Japan and the French version, edited to have different characterization and music, was subsequently redubbed and distributed in many different countries throughout the world. It is currently licensed for English-language DVD release in the United Kingdom, Australia, and North America by Fabulous Films.
But one of the most iconic parts of the show is when the Golden Condor starts to fly as it should. The music and the atmosphere is very 1980 but it is still so well made that I remember a lot of it even today. I found this clip on YouTube that I had to share with you. It is so remarkably made. Why cant they make the shows like this anymore? For more The Mysterious Cities Of Gold content. Look around here.