The Mysterious Cities of Gold (1982–1983)

TV Series   |  TV-Y7   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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A trio of kids must search throughout 16th Century South America for personal answers linked to the legendary El Dorado.




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24 June 2002 | RHPSvegas
| Unforgettable
Children of the sun, see your time has just begun, searching for your

way through adventures everyday... I remember when I was 5 years old

watching every episode, enthralled by what I saw. Recently, I discovered

that a friend had taped every episode back in the late 80s and allowed

me to copy all of them - talk about a find! I hear that the series is

now available on VCD thanks to collectors (on eBay). Nickelodeon will

never re-air the show, as Saban, the company who owned the American

rights to it, had a fire which their episodes were lost in. My friend

also had a copy of the French soundtrack (!) which I copied. It's great

to relive memories when you can :-)

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Did You Know?


The voice actor for Mendoza narrates the educational mini-documentaries at the end of each episode.


English Opening Titles Narrator: It is the Sixteenth Century. From all over Europe great ships sail west to conquer the New World - the Americas; the men eager to seek their fortune, to find new adventures in new lands. They long to cross uncharted seas and discover unknown ...


During the opening credits, Esteban is seen controlling the golden condor using 2 control levers. However, during the episodes proper, he only uses one (the condor just has one, shaped like a cobra).

Alternate Versions

Episode 11 in the US version contains a slight time cut, missing a close up scene of a soldier in the temple doorway as it is collapsing. Episode 1 in the British version starts immediately at the narration "It is the year 1532" rather than showing a god shot of Barcelona. Episode 32 in the British, Polish, and German versions all contain a scene cut. After Papa Camayo gets shot by the Olmec, Pedro and Sancho hit him with a log. However, this scene continues with them saying "Here's your reward" and then using his back as a pivot for a see saw. It was probably removed for violence. Episode 36 in the British version is missing the opening sequence that shows the Olmec flying machine using the secret weapon to kill a bunch of Mayans.


Bouken Sha tashi
(Japanese Opening song)
Music by
Katsuo Ôno (as Katsuo Ono)
Arrangements by Jun Satou
Lyrics by Yû Aku
Performed by Pal


Plot Summary


Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

30 June 1986


French, Japanese

Country of Origin

France, Japan, Luxembourg

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