Guillermo García Cantú
|Opening theme||"Sal De Mi Piel" by Belinda|
|Country of origin||Mexico|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||135|
|Executive producer(s)||Rosy Ocampo|
|Running time||60 minutes (With Commercials)|
|Original network||Canal de las Estrellas|
480i SDTV |
|Original release||July 27, 2009 – January 29, 2010|
|Preceded by||Verano de amor|
Camaleones (Chameleons) is a 2009/2010 Mexican neo-noir vigilante heist thriller telenovela produced by Televisa. The soap opera premiered on Mexico's Canal de las Estrellas, replacing the completed TV series Verano de Amor. Camaleones is produced by Rosy Ocampo (AKA La Campestre or Rosy la del Campo), who has produced several popular telenovelas, such as Amor sin Maquillaje, Las Tontas No Van al Cielo and La Fea Mas Bella. Filming took place in Mexico City and Xochitepec in June 2009, and lasted approximately 7 months. The telenovela premiered on Univision in the United States on May 4, 2010.
Plot and themes
Camaleones is the story of Valentina and Sebastian, who are both skilled thieves. They are united when a man they call "El Amo" forces them to commit crimes posing as a prefect and an art teacher at the school of San Bartolome. They have to play along in order to protect their loved ones.
They work together and say they are brother and sister. They become friends and then fall in love, although something always seems to come between them and their love. They discover many things about "El Amo", and they begin to hate each other because of the lies which "El Amo" had told them. Then, they decide to go separate ways: Sebastian with his father and Valentina as far away as she can.
But before they can leave the area, the police arrive, and when they are about to take Valentina and Sebastian, she shouts Sebastian's name and says she is pregnant. While in jail, the captain receives a video saying Valentina and Sebastian are innocent, and they are scheduled for release.
Valentina gets out a few hours earlier. When she sees one of the teachers on top of the roof of the school building crying, she goes up there to speak to her, and she says that "Augusto" killed many people. Augusto shows up on top of the roof and decides to kill Valentina with his gun. "El Amo" shows up too and tells him he is the father of the man whom he killed years ago, revealing himself to be Leonidas, the school gardener.
When Leonidas fights off Augusto, Augusto shoots him, then Leonidas pushes Augusto off the roof, killing him. Leonidas (El Amo) also dies from the wound. Meanwhile, Solange's mom shows up with Sebastian, and she sees that Augusto and Leonidas are dead.
Two months later, Valentina and Sebastian are finally together and happy because she is pregnant. Everyone is celebrating that everyone is graduating from school, and Solange decides to stay and not go to the United States for college, a decision that makes Francisca and Ulises happy. The soap opera ends with Valentina and Sebastian kissing, while the band Camaleones sings a song.
- Edith González as Francisca Campos
- Belinda as Valentina Izaguirre de Jaramillo
- Alfonso Herrera as Sebastián Jaramillo
- Guillermo García Cantú as Augusto Ponce de León
- Pee Wee as Ulises Morán
- Sherlyn as Solange Ponce de León
- Ferdinando Valencia as Patricio Calderón
- Mariana Ávila as Carmen Castillo
- Manuel 'Flaco' Ibáñez as Leónidas "El Amo"
- Marisol Santacruz as Magdalena Orozco
- Grettell Valdez as Silvana Saenz Arroyo
- Dayana Velver as Natalia
- Marius Biegai as Le Grange
- Flor Rubio as Irene
- Alberich Bormann as Federico Díaz Ballesteros
- Luis Manuel Ávila as Eusebio Portillo
- José Elías Moreno as Armando Jaramillo
- José Luis Reséndez as Pedro Recalde
- Michelle Renaud as Betina Montenegro
- Eduardo Liñán as Víttorio Barragán
- Erik Guecha as Gerardo Zúñiga
- Ana Bertha Espín as Guadalupe de Morán
- Roberto Marín as Roberto Marín
- Taide Rodriguez as Cristina Hernández
- Esteban Franco as Señor Pintos
- Eduardo Cáceres as José Ignacio Márquez
- Anaís as Evangelina de Márquez
- Rafael del Villar as Efraín Castillo
- Carla Cardona as Mercedes Márquez
- Jorge Alberto Bolaños as Vincente Villoro
- Jesús More as Enrique Garcia Rivero
- Mariluz Bermúdez as Lorena González
- Lucero Lander as Florencia de Santoscoy
- Renée Varsi as Norma de Pintos
- Karla Álvarez as Ágata Menéndez
- Eduardo Fonseca Ceja as Bruno Pintos Castro
- Release dates, episode name & length, and ratings based on Televisa' broadcast.
|Country||Alternate title/Translation||TV network(s)||Series premiere||Series finale||Weekly schedule|
|Mexico|| ||Canal de las Estrellas||July 27, 2009||January 29, 2010|| |
|Argentina|| ||April 19, 2010||August, 2010|
|Spain|| ||August 16, 2010||—|
|Venezuela|| ||October 26, 2009||—|
|United States|| ||May 4, 2010||March 13, 2011||Saturdays and Sundays|
|Puerto Rico||August 27, 2011||2012|
|Brazil|| || ||October 25, 2010||March 25, 2011|| |
|Croatia|| || ||January 3, 2011||July 8, 2011|
|Slovakia|| || ||February 15, 2011||August 22, 2011|
|Bulgaria|| || ||January 30, 2012||August 3, 2012|
- Within the frame of the soap formed a band called Camaleones, composed of various actors in the same.
- Some topics that sounded within the plot are:
- Bossa - Belinda
- Lolita - Belinda
- Planeta - Belinda
- Religión - Belinda
- Sal De Mi Piel - Belinda
- Tan feliz - Pee Wee
- Una hermosa historia - Camaleones
- Wacko (instrumental)
Released on DVD
- "Camaleones - Listado completo capítulos". TVolucion.com. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
- Lista de episodios para "Camaleones" IMDb
- Conoce a los ganadores de los Premios TvyNovelas 2010 esmas.com
- Kids Choice Awards México
- Mejor actor/actriz juvenil peopleenespanol.com
- Mejor pareja peopleenespanol.com
- Premios Juventud 2011
- "CAMALEONES" LLEGA A VENEZUELA ATRAVEZ DE VENEVISION
- Lolita en Camaleones YouTube
- Muestra Belinda su Religión esmas.com
- Sal de mi piel de Belinda Univision.com
- Camaleones en DVD Mixup