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New Animation Shows El Chapo’s Escape From Prison

New Animation Shows El Chapo's Escape from Prison 0:30

Maybe El Chapo should have talked to Disney instead of Sean Penn.

A new animated video, released by the Mexican attorney general's office, recreates what Joaquín Guzmán's escape may have looked like.

The video shows Guzmán — widely known by his alias "El Chapo," meaning "Shorty" — escaping from a digitized version of the maximum security prison he busted out of in July 2015.

Guzmán escaped through a tunnel and used a makeshift railroad powered by a motorcycle. The video also shows him being aided in his escape by another person.

The drug lord was recaptured in January following a secret interview with actor Sean Penn and contact with Hollywood producers interested in a biopic of the drug kingpin.

Officials have said his contact with these figures helped alert Mexican authorities to his location.

Related: Mexico Aims to Surrender Recaptured 'El Chapo' to U.S.

Guzmán is currently in the process being extradited to the United States. He could be held accountable for crimes in various places in the U.S.

Charges against him include conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, conspiracy association, organized crime against health, money laundering, homicide and possession of firearms, the Mexico attorney general's office statement said.