Mysterious Cities of Gold is an amazing, well written show from the 80's. I loved watching it eagerly awaiting each week as a new episode would air. The animation quality is dated but the high quality story and creative writing makes it a show worth watching. They have a great way of mixing history and fantasy creating a believable setting and an engaging tale.
Watch the first episode streaming online below.
Thanks to Hulu now everyone can check out the show and enjoy the great tale.
The Story: It is 1532 and Esteban, a Spanish orphan, is on a quest to find his father. He joins a party of Spaniards as they search for one of The Seven Cities of Gold in The New World. Zia, An Incan girl named Zia, and Tao, the last descendant of the sunken empire of Hiva, help Estaban on his search. On their journey, the three of them discover many lost technological wonders of the Mayans, Inca, and Olmecs including The Golden Condor, a huge solar-powered airship, capable of traveling considerable distances under the sun's power alone. They are constantly pursued by antagonists Gomez and Gaspard, who are also in search of the Cities of Gold.
Get the whole show on DVD from amazon here