Condorito is a very famous Chilean (as well Latin American) comic book character that has not just fans in Chile, also in other countries like Peru and Mexico. This fame was augmented when a 2D animation was made in The '80s as a section of Sábados Gigantes, usually short animations of 1 minute in Mime and Music-Only Cartoon and developed by Canal 13 TV (Chile) and RTVE (Spain.) Decades later, a second series was made in 1997 under Reanimados Estudios and Televisa.
Then decades later... The Movie arrived. As a preparation, in 2016 were made various CGI animated shorts in which Condorito finally has a voice, then Condorito: The Movie was made and released in 2017 as a co-production between Chile and Mexico and distributed by 20th Century Fox, having various famous Voice Actors and even releasing an international English version (with the name of Space Chicken), which gives Condorito a new renowned fame between Latin American people as well in United States and other places around the world.
In 2019, Cartoon Network created a Spin-Off Babies short animated series called "Condorito Jr." with kids version of all adult characters as a kind of prequel. Apart of the short episodes, in the Latin American website they have digital comics with their characters.
The trailer for the movie is here, even having its own entry in IMDb. For The '80s cartoon, the original ones can be seen here and here, and the remastered ones here in the official YouTube channel (also contents motion comics and CGI shorts.)
Animated versions of Condorito provide examples of:
- All-CGI Cartoon: The 2017 movie as well some of the new short animations.
- Celebrity Endorsement: Between the '80s cartoon and the 2016-2017 CGI movie and shorts, there were some ads using Condorito and his friends animated, like this and this.
- Limited Animation: The motion comics made in official YouTube channel as well some made by fans.
- Mime and Music-Only Cartoon: The '80s short animations as well some of the new shorts and motion comics.
- Remaster: Various of 80s short animations were remastered and uploaded on official YT channel for the upcoming 2017 movie.
- Roger Rabbit Effect: A project in the Turn of the Millennium was to make Condorito with animation and the other characters appear as real actors and actresses (the most remarkable in the cast was Fernando Kliche◊, a famous Uruguayan-Chilean telenovela actor, as Pepe Cortisona). Sadly, this project became an Orphaned Series.
- Shifted to CGI: From 2D animated shorts in The '80s to a full CGI movie in 2017.
- Spin-Off Babies: Cartoon Network's Condorito Jr. from 2019, 30-second animated shorts about Condorito and friends shown as children.
- The Voiceless: Condorito, the only character that doesn't speak in the animations. That, until the 2017 movie.
- Voice for the Voiceless: In the 2003 interview, a strange voice was given to Condorito, this was the first time has has a voice before the 2017 movie.
- Lampshaded in some of the first CGI shorts in which Condorito screams to the surprise of the other characters who already talk.
- Zany Cartoon: The 80s animated shorts worked similar than Looney Tunes in physics and movement.
Space Chic—Condorito: The Movie provides examples of:
- The Ace: Condorito, at least in soccer.
- Adaptational Nice Guy:
- Condorito has a much nicer and caring personality here than in the comics.
- Tremebunda has a couple Pet the Dog moments she rarely would have in the comics.
- Cone is usually portrayed as Book Dumb kid who cares more about games and girls, while in the movie he's a Gadgeteer Genius with a bit of Adorably Precocious Child thrown in for good measure.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: After know that Condorito wants to engage her daughter Yayita, Tremebunda wishes someone can "throw her out from this hell." Then, she was abducted.
- Big Bad: The alien that abducted and kidnapped Tremebunda.
- Canon Foreigner: The aliens and the agents are characters made exclusively for this movie.
- Damsel in Distress: Mrs. Tremebunda, Condorito's monstruous mother-in-law was kidnapped by aliens and all depends of Condorito and Cone to rescue her.
- Disneyfication: More like Pixarfication in this case. The general character design was reshaped as modern CGI movies and also were modernized, specially noticed on Cone.
- Dub Name Change: Condorito's full-lenght movie was named as Space Chicken in some markets (yes, "Space Chicken"note .)
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Invoked. To rescue his hated mother-in-law to get Yayita happy is the main plot of the movie.
- The Movie: Usually is marketed as "Condorito: The Movie."
- Mythology Gag: Most of the gags used in the source comic book appears in the movie, like the "Plop!"note , the sleepwalker in the middle of the day and Condorito's Catchphrase "I demand an explanation!", as others.
- Original Generation: The aliens as well the agents are made exclusively for the story.
- Recycled INSPACE: A new adventure for Condorito... IN SPACE!
- They Do: After decades of escaping of the compromise, in the movie Condorito finally wants to propose Yayita, which makes Mrs. Tremebunda very angry.