The Odyssey of the Puppets [La Odisea de los Muñecos] (1975)

55 min; Mexico; Spanish language with no subtitles

Director: Carlos G. Groppa / Solene Films

This film is the earliest animated depiction of the Odyssey that I have discovered thus far. It is an obscure, low-budget puppet version, which presents a loose recounting of the epic accompanied by psychedelic imagery and a swinging soundtrack.

Groppa was an Argentinian writer and filmmaker who emigrated to Mexico in 1971 where he participated in the production of the television series La Novela Semanal: Grandes Obras de la Literatura Universal de Canal 13, adapting classic novels in ten chapters, before moving on to work on La Odisea de los Muñecos between 1972 and 1974.

More: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_G._Groppa

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