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From Doodles to Pixels: Macián, the Maestro

  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)


From Doodles to Pixels. Over One Hundred Years of Spanish Animation, brings together a selection of films animated using diverse techniques that represent turbulent times ranging from the early twentieth century to the present day.

On Thursday, April 20 at 6:45 pm, at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, one of the eight programs will be presented:


Program approx. 76 min. 

Buena mesa – aceite Koipe (Good Cooking: Aceito oil commercial). 1955–57. Spain. 1 min. 

A commercial produced by Estudios Macián for Estudios Moro. 

Sinfonía escarlata – tomate Corchero (Symphony in Scarlet). 1958. Directed by Francisco Macián. 1 min. 

A commercial for canned tomatoes. 

El mago de los sueños (The Wizard of Dreams). 1966. Directed by Francisco Macián. 70 min. 

In this film inspired by José Luis and Santiago Moro’s bedtime television spot Vamos a la cama and a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, a wizard gives each of six children a dream, visualized in different graphic styles and song. Based in Barcelona, Macián (1929–76) was among Spain’s most accomplished and pioneering producers of animation.


Later Event: April 21
Animezing!: Miss Hokusai