The Univision Television Network announced it will debut the first ever Spanish-language animated series in primetime. The new animated series is based on one of the most popular and beloved classic TV shows in all of Latin America, “El Chavo del 8” (The Kid from #8). It kicks off with a one-hour special featuring El Chavo himself, Roberto Gómez Bolaños, and many of the original live-action cast members on Sunday, January 20th, 2008 at 7:00 pm ET/PT. Regular 30-minute episodes are scheduled to run thereafter on Sundays from 7:30pm – 8:00 pm ET/PT.
As in the original, this new animated version focuses around the adventures and tribulations of the title character, El Chavo, an orphan (played by the series’ creator, Roberto Gómez Bolaños of "Chespirito" fame) and other inhabitants of a fictional Mexico City neighborhood or vecindad.