mun2 televisión Launches ‘Lugar Heights’ a Satirical Adult Animated Series About the...

mun2 televisión Launches ‘Lugar Heights’ a Satirical Adult Animated Series About the Comedic Adventures of Six Latino Teenagers

‘Lugar Heights’ Launches Nationwide on October 18, at 10:30 PM


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 9, 2003–mun2 television, the cable television alternative targeting young U.S. Latinos, today announced the release of its new, original and irreverent animated comedy Lugar Heights. The half-hour adult animated series reflects a unique mixture of Latino and pop culture experienced daily by the show’s six main characters. It is a Piragua Productions release and will air weekly, starting Saturday, October 18, at 10:30 PM.

“Lugar Heights is a caricature of the socio-cultural reality faced by young Latinos in the U.S. Combining satire, black humor and Spanglish in a new way, the series is directed toward an adult audience, and it stands out because of its carefree style, language and general subject matter,” said Yolanda Foster, Vice President of Programming, mun2 televisión.

United by a solid (and sometimes dysfunctional) friendship, six completely different characters come to life in Lugar Heights –from Manos Méndez, a hyperactive Mexican boy who can make you jump out of your skin, to China López, a half-Colombian, half-Puerto Rican girl not to be messed around with. In short, according to the show’s creators, the characters have been influenced as much by Ozzy Osbourne and Kentucky Fried Chicken® as by Ozomatli and fried plantains.

Lugar Heights’ first episode makes fun of mass culture and two of its most representative manifestations today: soap operas and rap. The characters find themselves literally trapped in their television, and desperately try to run away from a shocking, nightmarish world, which they enjoyed only as distant television viewers.

Piragua Productions is the television production unit of Latcom Communications, an entertainment and specialty media company focused exclusively on New Generation U.S. Latinos. According to LatCom CEO, David Chitel, “Lugar Heights represents an important milestone for English-language Latino TV in that it is the first original animated program targeting adults. We’re grateful to mun2 for believing in this project and in LatCom’s Piragua Productions to produce it.”

mun2 televisión is the only national cable TV alternative for young U.S. Latinos. As part of NBC Cable Networks, mun2 offers a fresh, new and bilingual programming line-up reaching more than 5.8 million households. Launched in 2001, mun2 is a division of Telemundo, which is wholly-owned and operated by NBC.

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CONTACT:

Claudia Santa Cruz, 305-220-8887

mun2 televisión Launches ‘Lugar Heights’ a Satirical Adult Animated Series About the Comedic Adventures of Six Latino Teenagers