Chiquititas is a successful children's musical telenovela from Argentina. Created and produced by Cris Morena, starring her daughter Romina Yan, it aired on Telefé from 1995 until 2001. The series focuses about orphans living in a manor, known as Rincón de Luz, where they're guided by a young woman that represents a maternal figure for them. The story explores their experiences such as discovering first love, deceptions, loneliness and friendship. The story is followed by musical themes and videos. There were two spin-offs and a film based on Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz, which aired in 2003 on Canal 9 and a 2006 production, Chiquititas Sin Fin, which aired in Telefe. This season was created to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the series, and was later adapted in Portugal and Romania. A game based on Sin Fin was also released for PS2 and Wii in 2009. The show's feature film Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz was released in 2001.
Chiquititas, also known as Chiquititas Brasil is the Brazilian version of the Argentine telenovela Chiquititas. Produced and aired from 1997 to 2001 by SBT, in association with Telefe, the show starred Brazilian actresses Flávia Monteiro as Carolina "Carol" Correia, Fernanda Souza as Mili, and Débora Falabella, as Estrela, being the last two's careers debut. Based on the original version of same name created by Cris Morena, the series tells the story of a group of orphans living in a manor, known as Raio de Luz, struggling and being guided by a young woman, Carol, that assumes a maternal figure for them. Their experiences such as discovering first love, deceptions, loneliness and friendship, as well as adventures in fantasy, are depicted throughout the series. The narrative is followed by musical themes and videoclips. The Brazilian version ran for five seasons until SBT's contract with Telefe ended in 2001. In September 19, 2012, SBT announced that a new version of Chiquititas that currently premiered on July 15, 2013, following the huge success of the remake of another series for children produced by this channel, the 2012 version of Carrusel. Unlike the previous one, this new Chiquititas production will be completely made in Brazil.