15.000 Dibujos (lost animated film; 1942)


15.000 Dibujos
Title card from existing fragments of the film.
Title card from existing fragments of the film.
Status Partially Found

15.000 Dibujos (also known as 15.000 Drawings) is a Chilean animated feature film by Jaime Escudero and Juan Carlos Trupp, made between 1937 and 1942. The film details the life of Copuchita the Condor and his friends: a Mapuche puma named Manihuel, a rooster dressed up as a Chilean huaso named Ño Benhaiga, and Clarita, a young woman.

Production

The movie was funded by friends and families of the directors. They also got the support of CORFO: Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (a production development corporation) and Corporación Chilena del Salitre. This film was created using rudimentary animation techniques and was made in the directors' workshop in Lira with Marcoleta in Downtown Santiago.

The film's surviving soundless footage.

In 1941, during a Disney goodwill tour in South America (as part of the Good Neighbor Policy) Walt Disney visited Chile and saw the progress of the film. He was amazed by their simple animation techniques, and he encouraged both filmmakers to continue their project. This gave them the encouragement to finish it as a feature-length film.

Premiere

15.000 Dibujos finally premiered in 1942. Despite being critically acclaimed on its own, primarily because it was the first Chilean animated feature film, it was sadly overshadowed by other animated films like Fantasia and Pinocchio. After this, Carlos Trupp retrieved a copy of the film and, since then, the movie has never been seen in its entirety.

In the late 1950's, filmmaker Edmundo Urrutia retrieved a little fragment of the film and incorporated it in his documentary “Recordando.” This snippet is the only footage left of the film to date. This fragment was uploaded to YouTube by Kylie Trupp, the granddaughter of Carlos Trupp. In 2001, there were plans to restore the film, but they haven't yet been confirmed.

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References

15 mil dibujos (1942) on Cinechile.cl

15 mil dibujos (1942) on Cinetecavirtual.com

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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This film should be shown in cinemas of Chile and the rest of the world. This animation work deserves it.
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Anonymous user #2

7 months ago
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When you translate the page it says "lemonkylie" the uploaders grand father participated in the making of this movie.
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Aranea

7 months ago
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Yeah, she's mentioned in the article as Kylie Trupp.
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Shadowjac

7 months ago
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Can anyone tell me what this is: https://m.yo...=UshBOTJsKBI is it segments of the film that were incomplete, or is it an attempt to remake it? The video description and comments are in Spanish so I don't understand it but, Lemonkylie seems to be talking a lot in the comments with people about it.
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Anonymous user #3

4 months ago
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Based on what Google Translate tells me (yes I know), the clips seem to be things like sketches/animation tests and outtakes from actual rolls of the film her family found. Not only that, but the first and last clip's audio is the film's original audio.

Basically, from the looks of it, yes, the clips are actually of the film, meaning that it might be worth mentioning it and/or putting the video up on this page.
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MajinMadaraUchiha

3 months ago
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Poor argentina, now disney has the credit for doing the first animated movie
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CryClown

3 months ago
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No actually, watch lost media chronically, Walt was a liar.
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