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13 Years Later, Hardcore Rebelde Fans Watched A Few Episodes And They Wouldn’t Believe They Were Into This

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Released in 2004, the telenovela “Rebelde” became a huuuge sensation throughout the early 2000’s. From the style to the music to the personalities of the characters and all of the drama, millions of people became totally obsessed with this show. Question is, what do these OG “Rebelde” fans think about the series 13 years later?

All 340 episodes of “Rebelde” are now available on Netflix.

My childhood is on Netflix ?? excuse me while I cut myself off from the world. #ysoyrebelde

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340 episodes = 340 hours I gave to “Rebelde” and every second was worth it.

I talked to three “Rebelde” fans who watched the show when it originally aired, and asked them to rewatch it and give their commentary.

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Iliana Perez (on the left),  admits she had “Rebelde” perfume, posters, the DVDs, the outfits, and most of the CDs they made.

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Iliana watched episode 16 of “Rebelde,” in which one of the main characters, Giovanni, sneaks into one of the girl’s dorm rooms.

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As soon as this scene began, Iliana said, “OMG! The background music and sound effects are so extra!” And as Giovanni continued with his creepy investigation, Iliana commented, “Wait, I never knew her liked her… Omg his exit!”



Illiana’s thoughts after rewatching a few episodes on Netflix are: “I actually miss this show, it’s dramatic as heck.”

Cynthia Perez (furthest back, to the left of Iliana), who was also super obsessed with “Rebelde” admits, “I did get their uniform, a pillow case, a folder, even some pencils and stickers.”

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“I loved that they were so happy, that they had so many adventures and cute boyfriends and that their makeup and hair were always on point,” she added.

Cynthia watched episode 192, in which Mía yells and pushes one of her best friends Roberta. Check out the DRAMA:


Right away, Cynthia commented, “Okay like seriously, ‘o sea’, the way they talk is f*cking hilarious! And the way they dressed. OMG. I thought that was so cool back then. Now I’m just like wtf. And the way she was passed out I can’t take it seriously hahaha.”

Mía’s line at the end of the video had Cynthia laughing the most.?

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After watching this dramatic scene, Cynthia’s final thoughts were: “This video is freaking hilarious. Just made me remember how much Mía used to exaggerate over everyyyything. They were all just TOO MUCH.”

Jasmine Perez (on the right, wearing the red hat), says she was in loooove with “Rebelde” growing up.

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Jasmine said, “I remember I couldn’t wait to grow up and become a dramatic teenager like them. I always wished I could go to a school like them and have those uniforms.”

Jasmine watched episode 235, in which a group of the guys started their first day of swimming class:

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As soon as Jasmine started watching this video, she commented, “Wait, the teacher and students look the same age. And the guys are such pervs! They’re so creepy! What are they even trying to look at? Her robe is huge and covering up everything.”


Overall, these “Rebelde” fans were a little shocked that they were so obsessed with such an unrealistic, dramatic telenovela. Some just can’t help but laugh when they re-watch the episodes now.


“Estilo matrix” LOL

While others are still hardcore, dedicated fans.


#RebeldeParaSiempre


READ: What You Need to Know about the Rebelde Cast Since Their Breakup

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Netflix Is Bringing Latinidad To The Fantasy Realm And LOTR Fans Gear Up

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Netflix Is Bringing Latinidad To The Fantasy Realm And LOTR Fans Gear Up

Streaming services like Netflix have become our go-to place for fresh media. So, whenever we hear of a new project coming from the streaming service, we’re all in. Last November, Netflix announced a huge 6 project animated deal that will bring even more cartoon goodness to our screens. One, in particular, has us especially excited because it comes from animator and director Jorge Gutierrez. You might remember him from Nickelodeon’s “El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera” and the gorgeously animated “The Book of Life.”

Now, we’re seeing the first looks of Gutierrez’s new Netflix project, “Maya and the Three.”

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Described as a Mesoamerican fantasy epic, the director sat down with VARIETY to share the origins of the project and the journey to get it made. Gutierrez was approached by Netflix with an alluring challenge: share his dream project with executives; the one he didn’t believe anyone would ever allow him to make. It only took him one pitch to win the streaming giant over and “Maya” was greenlit for production.

“So I sat down on Jan. 25th of [2018] and that was the first time I ever pitched ‘Maya,’” he shared with VARIETY. “No art, no writing, just an idea. And here I am 11 months later, knee-deep in production.”

It was Gutierrez’s goal to portray a “bad-ass female Mesoamerican hero” in a fantasy world of his own creation.

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“I started seeing a lot of things I didn’t like as far as not having any lead females, especially in Mesoamerican mythology,” he explained. “So I said I want to have a hero who is a half-god half-human warrior princess.”

In the Netflix series, a demigod warrior princess named Maya embarks on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters. With their help, she hopes to save the worlds of god and man from destruction. The intention was to show Maya as a strong female lead and, to do so, Gutierrez pulled from his real-life heroes. The director credits his sister, mother and his wife, Sandra Equihua for inspiring the mythical heroine. Equihua is also a talented animator and acts as a character designer for the female characters in her husband’s work.

With his female lead in place, Gutierrez focused on the mystical world that “Maya” would be set in.

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The setting for the Netflix limited series has been growing in Gutierrez’s mind since he was a boy growing up in Mexico City. He would wander the halls of the Museum of Natural History and makeup stories about what he saw. These stories would later help to mold the setting. Even now, the director has fun teasing his Twitter followers with hints about what the new series could look like. However, it’s the architecture from his boyhood explorations, Gutierrez’s fondness for skulls and the pantheon of Mesoamerican gods that have helped to create Maya’s world.

Due to the mystical quest and the fantasy setting of “Maya and the Three,” Gutierrez has taken to calling the series the Mexican “Lord of the Rings.” Still, it’s a fantasy first and foremost. The director wants everyone to understand that “Maya” is inspired by Mesoamerican culture but is not meant to be an accurate representation.

“I tell everybody that while it’s inspired by Mesoamerica, this will be as accurate (to that world) as ‘Rocky’ was to boxing,” Gutierrez shared with VARIETY. “It’s all fantasy and I’m having a blast playing with the history.”

The series will feature a number of talented Latinx writers, producers and voice actors to bring Maya to life.

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Silvia Olivas from “Elena of Avalor” is acting as a co-writer and co-producer for “Maya and the Three.” From Disney’s “Moana,” Jeff Ranjo is the head of story. Paul Sullivan, who worked with Gutierrez on “The Book of Life,” is the production designer.

Despite these important hires, animators were in short supply so the producer had to get creative.

“Especially in L.A., we are all fighting for basically the same people, so now we’re looking outside. Before we announced Maya, I would go online and look for artists who were already inspired by Mesoamerica and say to them ‘You already love this stuff, we love it too! Come to our team.’”

Gutierrez used Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr to find animators that could do justice to the project. This modern-day recruiting system allowed Gutierrez and his team to find fresh artists with untapped talent to animate “Maya.” The results promise to be unique and beautiful.

The series is still a long ways away; it won’t debut on Netflix until its 2021 worldwide release. While it’s a long wait, the director promises fans that it is well worth it.

“Please have patience,” he told fans through his VARIETY interview. “This is gonna take a while, but we hope it’s unlike anything anyone has ever seen. We are so giddy every day and still can’t believe this is happening.”

Netflix Is Bringing Us An Anime Series Based In Fictional Mexico And We Are Here For It

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Netflix Is Bringing Us An Anime Series Based In Fictional Mexico And We Are Here For It

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Probably one of the worst feelings in the world is sitting down for a good night of Netflix and chill, with or without company, and realizing you have no idea what to watch. You start scrolling, and all you can seem to find on the menu is stuff that you don’t wanna watch. It’s agonizing. Well, it’s time to get excited, babes, because there’s a new show gracing your screens that you definitely don’t wanna miss: Seis Manos.

Okay, you’ve got me interested. But what’s this Seis Manos about?

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Set in the 1970s, this animated television series takes place in the fictional Mexican town of San Simon, and follows the story of three orphans who seek to get revenge for the death of their mentor. Each orphan was trained in a different tradition of Chinese martial arts, and use their fighting skills to exact their own form of justice. Before you ask – yes, the show’s creators have done their research, so the fighting styles depicted in Seis Manos are legit. Just … don’t go trying them at home.

The show, which features quite a bit of violence, follows in the grindhouse tradition.

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While our heroes are facing their own set of trials and tribulations, the San Simon police and the DEA are working in the background, trying to take down a formidable drug lord in the area. Naturally, both the authorities and the Seis Manos find themselves on the same trail. From there – well, you’ll just have to watch the show to find out what happens! A warning, though: it is pretty violent, since Seis Manos follows in the grindhouse tradition.

We know you’re dying to tell us about the geeky, behind-the-scenes, stuff. 

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The cool thing about Seis Manos is the fact that, while Netflix has been growing its collection of Japanese anime over the past little while, it’s yet to really delve into other animation. Seis Manos is part of filling that gap – and it’s doing so while shining a spotlight on the creative talents of people of color. The show, which has been developed in partnership with Viz Media, is being produced entirely in-house by Austin-based Powerhouse Animation Studios. 

And best of all, we don’t have to wait much longer for the show’s debut!

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Even though production for the show has been in the works for a while, Seis Manos was only officially confirmed in May 2018, after Powerhouse saw success with their adaptation of Castlevania for Netflix. However, we’ll be seeing Seis Manos on our screens real soon: its release is marked for fall 2019. And we only have three weeks left of summer!

Do we know any of the voice actors in Seis Manos?

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In short: hell yes! Mike Colter, the deep-voiced heartthrob behind Marvel’s Luke Cage, is set to play DEA agent Brister alongside Angelica Vale, who voices the local cop Garcia. While there are three central protagonists in the orphaned martial artist practitioners, only two are voiced. According to the footage promoting Seis Manos, Silencio, the orphan who specializes in the “white eyebrow” style, doesn’t speak. And so, Aislinn Derbez voices Isabella, an orphan who specializes in the Saholin hung ga style, while Jonny Cruz provides the talent for Jesus, the orphan known for his drunken boxing fighting style.

Yup, our beloved Danny Trejo is playing the ultimate villain – El Balde.

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Our fave Danny Trejo was brought on board to be the voice behind the bad guy, the violent drug lord El Balde. You’d know him best for his roles in Spy Kids, as Machete, and as the drug lord Tortuga, in Breaking Bad. While he’s obviously drawing from his ability to play menacing villains and antiheroes for Seis Manos, it’s gonna be hard for Trejo to keep up the tough act after he literally saved a baby from a car crash only a few days ago. 

In summary: consider your viewing for fall sorted, babes. At least for one binge-session, that is. If you’re keen on finding out more about Seis Manos, have a watch of the trailer here. Or, if you’ve already seen the trailer already, let us know your thoughts about Seis Manos on our Facebook page – you can find us through the icon at the top of the page

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