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Cartoonist García Ferré dies

Animation director and cartoonist Manuel García Ferré died today at the age of 83 during a heart surgery, in a Buenos Aires hospital.

Born in Almería, Spain, he lived in Argentina since 1947. In 1964 he created Anteojito, a famous children's magazine.

As director of his own animation studio, García Ferré created numerous animated TV series and films. The most influential of these was Hijitus, aired between 1967 and 1974 on Channel 13.

The first animated television series in Argentina, Hijitus was also aired elsewhere in the region and became the most successful television series of its kind in Latin America.

García Ferré was declared an Illustrious Citizen of Buenos Aires by the City Legislature in 2009.

Calculín, El Profesor Neurus, Manuelita, Larguirucho and Trapito were also famous characters he created throughout his career.

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