Juan Padrón

Juan Padrón (born 1947 in Matanzas) is a Cuban animation director.

Since 1963 he has published sketches and cartoons for Cuban magazines and newspapers. He was the creator, in 1970, of Elpidio Valdés,[1] a cartoon character (and series) with more than sixty shorts and two feature-length movies. Padrón received international attention 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.[2]


  1. "Honor Award for Graziella Pogolotti and Juan Padrón in Cubadisco 2009". Cuba Headlines. 23 May 2009. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. "Cuba's 2008 National Film Award was unanimously granted to filmmaker Juan Padron". Cuba Headlines. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 20 December 2010.

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