La Leyenda Del Espantapájaros (The Legend of the Scarecrow, in English) starts off with a scarecrow. He seems to be friendly enough, but the birds just can’t see that. However, one day, a wounded crow tells him the reason why he is constantly rejected. He then thinks of talking to his boss, the farmer. Maybe he can have a new job instead and finally get friends. Maybe.
This is an award-winning, heart-breaking animated film of a scarecrow amidst a world of unfriendly birds and fearful masters. It’s quite dark, as most fairytales originally are. Nevertheless, it is tear-jerking, haunting, and beautiful.
Directed by Carlos Lascano