Amigos x siempre (English title: Friends 4 Ever) is a Mexican children's telenovela produced by Rosy Ocampo for Televisa that premiered on January 10, 2000 and ended on June 16, 2000.
Adriana Fonseca (later replaced by Lourdes Reyes) and Ernesto Laguardia starred as protagonists, Belinda and Martín Ricca starred as child protagonists, while Odiseo Bichir, Rebeca Mankita and the leading actor Germán Robles starred as antagonists. The leading actress Carmen Montejo starred as stellar performance.
The story is set at a prestigious, but rigid and repressive school called Instituto Vidal. Its strict owner and headmistress, Julia Vidal, was once kind but has now turned into a bitter woman following the death of her husband and her daughter, Laura.
Her granddaughter, Ana, a very sweet and intelligent 10-year-old, also has been affected by the death. She has been rendered virtually speechless by the trauma, though she expresses herself through music and possesses an extraordinary ability to move objects with her mind. Ana's unscrupulous father, Francisco Capistrán, however, has taken advantage of the situation to try to steal Julia's school.
The timely arrival of Ana's uncle, Salvador, Amanda and her adopted son changes everything. Ana's sad and lonely life takes an unexpected turn for the better and she regains her joy in a series of adventures bursting with humor, excitement, music, and thrilling surprises.
A group of children from a variety of backgrounds form a special friendship, using music as their bond. Ana, an abused child deep in sadness, is taught how to laugh by Pedro. Pedro, a fish out-of-water, refuses to follow the rigid rules of the school and loves to sing. The group includes, Santiago, a little rich kid, spoiled and raised by a maid, Lourdes, a shy girl, who devotes most of her time attending her Down Syndrome brother, Carlitos, Patricia a lonely girl who dreams of becoming rich, at any cost, Gilberto stutters constantly, causing shame to his self-absorbed parents, Renata, tries hard to win the affection of her father, whom believes that girls are worthless, so she tries to become a boy, "El 7 Leguas" a poor boy, who is not allowed to attend a prestigious school, he is loyal and inventive, Carlitos, born with Down Syndrome, tries hard to act normal and show everyone even mentally disabled children have feelings, care for others, and contribute to society, and Rafa, a chubby little boy, in love with Patricia has the brains, and is the songwriter in the group.
In Indonesia, Amigos X Siempre broadcast by SCTV year 2001-2002 and in the Philippines by GMA 7 as "Little Ana" year 2002-2003.
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