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Do you have a problem with flies? Don’t worry, because now you can kill them easily — the Mexican way. [No flies were forced to drink tequila during the making of this video.]

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Amarillo by Ana Pérez López considers the banana, a fruit that has been part of our cultural history for centuries and is now threatened by extinction through monocropping and a looming epidemic. López is an MFA candidate at CalArts.

Our hero Speedy Gonzales, Mexico’s fastest mouse, gets a simplistic but interesting bio in this short video. It’s neat to see the initial cartoon version of the rascally rodent (photo), and his later pairings with Daffy Duck. And the quick coverage of the “offensive stereotype” issue gives us this great screencap of Warner Bros’ Official Cover My Ass Statement: [Mas…]

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Moby and the Void Pacific Choir think everything has been going wrong In This Cold Place. Are they pointing out one Orange Cheeto guy as the guilty party? The so-called “alt reich” hates that shit! [The video by Steve Cutts features amazing homages to classic superheroes, animated TV series, old video games, and even modern anime (especially mecha).]

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Feeling stuffed and disgustingly fat after Cinco de Mayo? All those tacos, chips, salsa, cerveza, y tequila add up! We recommend crunches. [Video by Adam Rozanski.]

So you think YOUR job is bad? Watch ‘El Empleo’ (video)

by Andalé Mono April 4, 2017 Cartoons
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El Empleo/The Job by opusBou is an award-winning short animation from Argentina. Please don’t watch this before you leave for work, or you’ll be late for the bus.

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Mom? Where do tacos al pastor come from? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mardega explains the prehistoric origin of taco al pastor in Tacos Primitivos.

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Happy Guacamole Wednesday! Enjoy some ‘Fresh Guacamole’ (video)

by jefe boyardee February 8, 2017 Cultura
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According to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz 2017 Calendar, it’s Gucamole Wednesday, and that’s why we’re sharing the best guacamole video ever:

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Joan Miró art, Federico García Lorca words: The Sleepwalker (video)

by HABLO PICASSO January 5, 2017 Cartoons
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A surrealist journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García Lorca. Visual poetry in the rhythm of fantastic dreams and passionate nights inspired by the biomorphism of Joan Miró. [short film by Theodore Ushev.] Jeffrey Bowers writes:

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When piñatas fall in love: ‘Pinata Enamorado’ storyboard video

by Lucida Grandé December 16, 2016 El Now
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“What are piñatas thinking about when they’re waiting on the ceiling of the mercado?” asks Lucia Ventura. She answers her own question with this “storyboard pitch for a short film about a paper maché donkey who chases after the one who got away.”

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The Circle of Life: “Nhazé” means “seed” in Zapotec (video)

by Verdana Bold November 30, 2016 Cultura
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The word “Nazhé” means “seed” in the Mexican Zapotec indigenous language and inspired this short animation about the cyclical nature of life and death. [Video by Chilango artist Fafer Reyes.]

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Moby’s existential angst: Are you lost in the world like me? (video)

by Comic Saenz November 14, 2016 Cartoons
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Animator Steve Cutts rocks the Max Fleischer-inspired 1930s-looking visuals as Moby & The Void Pacific Choir sing a song of existential angst, Are you lost in the world like me? Can you relate?

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s the Day of the Dead! (Voltaire music video)

by Soy Capitan November 1, 2016 Cartoons
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The dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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Day of the Dead: Los 4 Judios Mas Importantes de la Historia (video)

by ONO MISTERBILL November 1, 2016 Cartoons
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The Four Most Important Jews in History are back from the dead just in time for Dia de los Muertos. Can they all just get along? [Video by Abraham Luna.]

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Cuidado driving that rocket bike in the desert or you’ll ‘Suffer’ (video)

by FRITZ L. GATO October 7, 2016 Cartoons
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In Suffer, from GastarBetter, repeats a valuable lesson: Keep your eyes on the road, especially if you are wearing a crazy sombrero and driving a rocket bike across the desert.

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Warners vs MGM Cartoon Showdown! Speedy Gonzales vs Jerry Mouse

by MINI MAUS June 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Our hero, Warner Bros’ Speedy Gonzales, is well-known as Mexico’s fastest mouse. But can MGM’s rival rodent Jerry Mouse clean Speedy’s Looney Tunes clock? [No Toms were utilized in the production of this mashup.] PREVIOUSLY ON SPEEDY GONZALES:

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Charles Bukowski’s poem BEER reimagined in a animated video (NSFW)

by Andalé Mono May 6, 2016 Cartoons
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BEER by Charles Bukowski from NERDO. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Smokey the Cholo 4/20 Video Blog: ‘Guess Who Is A Mexican!’ (NSFW)

by FAY PORIZER April 20, 2016 Cartoons
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Smokey the Cholo, a veterano from East Los, shares his cultural knowledge — Guess you didn’t know so-and-so is a Mexican! — and plenty of, uhm, atmosphere. From Raul Aguirre, Jr. (NSFW language.)

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Hire this animated Mexican ‘bandito’ for only $45 (toons, video)

by Memo Nericcio December 10, 2015 Cartoons
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Yesterday’s Most Pathetic Stereotypes Reimagined for the Digital Age of All our Cyber Tomorrows or Need a Sexy Latina or Bandit for your Animated Video Next generation digitally-borne stereotypes for millennials and their kids! Bandits, sexy Latinas, y mucho mas more…ACK! Does your next CGI animation project need an ugly racist stereotyped Mexican gangster but […]

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No underground oven? Try animated DDLM tamales (video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Looking for a Yucatan oven-baked tamales for Dia de Los Muertos? It’s easy when have a magical animation kitchen. Video creator Mariel Buenfil explains:

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s not only Dia de los Muertos, it’s Day of the Dead, too!

by Soy Capitan October 30, 2015 Cartoons
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In Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007, the dead be dancin’. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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It’s almost as if Escher animated a Kafka story: ‘The Guardian’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA September 9, 2015 Cartoons
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A wandering Everyman arrives at a metaphysical gate, controlled by a fearsome Guardian. He tries to pass through, but is denied. Everyman and Guardian, however, are the same person. Each of us must confront his own fear, or else the shapeless Guardian who controls us will close the doors on the possibilities of our lives. […]

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Tough Taco says ‘Don’t hate the player, hate the game’ (video)

by Barney Asada August 4, 2015 Cartoons
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A Bay Area taco makes the most of his mellow until a magical Crown of Bling gives him a more energetic lifestyle – for a while. But you Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Game.

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