More Vampires in Havana
In 1933 the scientist Von Dracula invented Vampisun, a drink that would let vampires live in the sun. The Nostra Cape and the European Vampire Group fought in Havana over the control of Vampisun, but Pepe, the nephew of Von Dracula, changed the Vampisun formula for warlike things and saved his son, who had invented an even-more powerful vampisun: the Vampiyaba.Español
Juan Padrón since 1963 has published sketches and cartoons for Cuban magazines and newspapers. He was the creator, in 1970, of Elpidio Valdés, a cartoon character (and series) with more than sixty shorts and two feature-length movies. Padrón received international acclaim for Vampires in Havana, an adult-oriented comedy feature that gathered a cult following abroad.
Padrón has directed six animated feature films in total, along with many shorts, especially those with Elpidio Valdés as the main characher; and the one-minute comedy sketches for adults “Filminutos”. In 2008, Padrón was selected as the recipient of Cuba’s National Film Award.