Garbancito de la Mancha (Knight Garbancito). 1945. Directed by Arturo Moreno. 68 min.
An orphan boy goes up against an ogre, Don Quixote style, to rescue his friends. Produced under challenging circumstances during WWII, this ambitious feature, with a budget exceeding that of many live-action Spanish films of the period, bears the obvious influence of Disney’s Silly Symphony cartoons and the Fleischer Brothers studio.