Cuco is a Mexican boy parrot that would rather imitate the crazy stunts of his TV super-parrot hero, El Americano, than help with his chores at the family bird circus. Yet when a gang of bully birds threatens his ringmaster father and takes over the circus, Cuco sets off on a hilarious and perilous journey to Hollywood to enlist his hero in his fight, only to discover the true hero within himself.
Cuco works in his father’s (Gayo) circus that is filled with tradition and respect for the old ways that have been done forever. Cuco would like to see a change but Gayo disagrees until an enemy from the past, Martin, returns to challenge them for the “cape” that represents the leadership of the circus. What can Cuco do to save everyone and the circus?The young parrot decides to go to Hollywood to get help from his TV hero, El Americano. Boy is he in for a surprise. It seems that El Americano is not what he has seen on TV, so Cuco finds the strength in himself to overcome the challenges the bad birds put in front of him. Cuco is the real hero, but can he and his friends return to the whistle tree in time for the challenge to save the circus? This is a charming colorful animated story about being brave, changing traditions, and family. “El Americano” with it’s wonderful music and comical characters is awarded the Dove Family Approved Seal for all ages.