Release date14 September 1972 Similar moviesManuel Garcia Ferre directed Anteojito y Antifaz - mil intentos y un invento and Manuelita
Anteojito y Antifaz, mil intentos y un invento (English title: Anteojito and Antifaz, A Thousand Attempts and One Invention) is a 1972 Argentine animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Manuel García Ferré. The film premiered in Argentina on September 14, 1972. It was re-released on July 12, 2001.
Anteojito and Antifaz live in an apartment house in Villa Trompeta, a fantasy city with funny animals, dancing vegetables, and Uncle Antifaz’s enemy, Cachavacha the witch, living with Pajarraco her owl, in the apartment right under his. Uncle Antifaz tries to invent an invisibility formula with Anteojito’s help, and Cachavacha tries to steal it. Anteojito sells some balloons, meets his friend, Buzoncito the little red mailbox, and the balloons escape when he argues with some brats. The circus comes to town and he helps out Castañazo, a friendly clown, and his sick daughter Loli by posing as a second, singing, clown. The con men Bodego and Rapiño are impressed by Anteojito’s singing and pose as talent agents who can get him lucrative theatrical and operatic engagements. Bonaño, a good-natured cat (tall with funny hat), takes him to Meethoven, a Beethovenesque feline music teacher. Anteojito becomes a star. He lets success go to his head, snubs Uncle Antifaz, and dismisses Bodego and Rapiño. The distraught Antifaz gives up his experiments, which are immediately continued disastrously by Cachavacha, who utimatilly dies on an explosion. Anteojito is told a story within the film (based on a separate book by Ferré, El Pararrayos o Historia de una Ambición) and at last realizes that wealth is worthless without true friendship. He returns to being a little boy living with Uncle Antifaz, who throws away the invisibility formula he has finally invented.