Bolívar El Héroe

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Bolívar El Héroe (English: Bolívar The Hero) is a Colombian animated movie made in 2003 that tries to make an homage to Simón Bolívar, a liberator who is a very important figure in South America's history.


The movie talks (apparently) about the birth, life and work of Simón Bolívar.

Why It Sucks

  1. Poor grasp of the source material.
  2. Lazy animation. In fact, some characters and animals are copy-pasted and the creators didn't bothered in doing complex expressions. The most infamous scene is the one with the "Cloned Horses".
  3. They tried to make an anime-esque movie, due to Japanese anime like Dragon Ball Z, but failed miserably.
  4. Baby Simón pees in the face of his first tutor.
  5. The colors are way out of place, examples being the horses looking like toy horses due to being in colors that real horses are not and Simón having purple hair.
  6. The violence is incredibly graphic, even for children's film standards. This by itself is not bad, but it happens a lot.
  7. The creators wanted to simplify the history of Simón Bolívar and invented characters. For example: Simón Bolívar in this movie gets a generic rival named "Tiránico" (Tyranic). What kind of parents would give their son that name?
  8. The movie itself killed the Animation industry in Colombia.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The movie was considered lost for quite some time, due to the producer deciding to delete the whole movie out of shame, and gained a cult status. In 2015, YouTube user A. Ariza, uploaded the whole movie, along with another one by the same company called Deus Ex Magnífica.
  2. The dubbing of the movie is quite good.