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Gabriela Rivero and the cast's children from left to right
Also known asCarrusel de Niños
Written byLei Quintana
Gabriela Ortigoza
Screenplay byValeria Phillips
Story byAbel Santa Cruz
Directed by
Music byJosé Antonio "Potro" Farías
Opening theme"Carrusel de niños" by Astrid Morales, Jessica Morales and the cast's children
Country of originMexico
Original languageSpanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes358
Executive producers
ProducerAngelli Nesma Medina
Production locationsMexico City, Mexico
CinematographyAlbino Corrales
Production companyTelevisa
Original networkCanal de las Estrellas
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseJanuary 19, 1989 (1989-01-19) –
May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)
Preceded byNuevo amanecer
Followed byCenizas y diamantes
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Carrusel (Spanish pronunciation: [karuˈsel]) is a Mexican children's telenovela produced by Valentín Pimstein for Televisa in 1989.[1] It's based on the Argentinean character Jacinta Pichimahuida (first televised in 1966), and produced by and broadcast on Televisa in 1989. It covers daily life in a Mexican elementary school and the children's relationships with a charismatic teacher named Ximena. Among other plot devices, it deals with the differences between the upper and lower classes of Mexican society – specifically as seen in a romantic relationship between Cirilo, a poor black boy, and a spoiled white rich girl, Maria Joaquina Villaseñor.

Gabriela Rivero starred as main protagonist, while Janet Ruiz and Beatriz Moreno starred as main antagonists. Ludwika Paleta, Pedro Javier Viveros, Hilda Chávez, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Joseph Birch, Abraham Pons, Mauricio Armando, Gabriel Castañon, Yoshiki Takiguchi, Manuel Fernández, Karin Nisembaum, and Silvia Guzmán starred as stellar performances.


The story begins with the daily lives of a group of schoolchildren from a Mexican primary school ("Escuela Mundial") and the relations of the latter with their teacher, Ximena. In the series, several issues about life, while stressing values such as love, trust and friendship touched.

The character of school


The main characters of Carrusel
The main characters of Carrusel

The children

The adults


Year Award Category Nominee Result
1990 8th TVyNovelas Awards Best Actress Child Ludwika Paleta Won
Best Actor Child Jorge Granillo


  1. ^ "Carrusel" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on August 29, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2016.