Go, Diego, Go!

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Go Diego Go!
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Format Animated series
Created by Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh
Voices of
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 72
Production
Executive producer(s) Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh
Producer(s) Cathy Galeota
Running time 24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run September 6, 2005 (2005-09-06) – September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16)

Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational television program that originally aired on the Nickelodeon children's cable network in the United States. Created and executive produced by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh, the series is a spin-off of Dora the Explorer and follows Dora's cousin Diego, an 8-year-old Latino boy whose adventures frequently involve rescuing animals and protecting their environment.[1][2]

The series, which aired for five seasons, consisting of 72 episodes, premiered at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 and concluded on Friday September 16, 2011.[2][3] During the series' lifespan, the program also aired on the CBS broadcast network as part of its Saturday morning Nick Jr. children's programming block from September 17, 2005 to September 9, 2006.[4][5]

The series received favorable reviews from critics and garnered particular acclaim for it's portrayal of a bilingual Latino lead character, earning a total of four NAACP Image Award nominations for "Outstanding Children's Program" from 2008–2012,[6][7][8][9] as well as earning Imagen Award and Young Artist Award nominations for Jake T. Austin for his role as the voice of Diego.[10][11]

Setting[edit]

Diego and Baby Jaguar

The show features an 8 year old Latino boy named Diego (voiced by Jake T. Austin, seasons 1–3;[12] Matt Hunter, season 4;[13] Brandon Zambrano, season 5[14]) who rescues animals around the world. His cousin is Dora from Dora the Explorer, as revealed in multiple shows. Diego was first introduced in an episode of Dora the Explorer entitled "Meet Diego!" (originally voiced by brothers Andres and Felipe Dieppa). Diego has a jaguar companion named Baby Jaguar (voiced by Thomas Sharkey) who assists him in rescuing the animals. Baby Jaguar also appears in Dora the Explorer but inconsistently; on Go, Diego, Go! he takes a more active role, which includes being able to speak.

Diego is Dora's older cousin; Dora makes several cameos in the series, usually without Boots. Diego's older sister, Alicia (voiced by Constanza Sperakis; Serena Kerrigan; Gabrielle Aisenberg), is a computer whiz and also bilingual; she directs the animal rescue calls that come into the center. She also assists Diego in helping the animals they love. Alicia is responsible and kind-hearted and always kind to her little brother. Though she is described as 13 years old, she is often seen performing tasks (most obviously driving a motor vehicle) that should only be done by a person several years older.

Diego's parents are described as animal scientists; they appear in several episodes, but their names are never given. There is also one other older sister, Daisy (which makes Alicia a middle child), who only appears in "The Bobo's Mother's Day!" with Diego stating that she is home from college. Daisy celebrated her 15th birthday in "Dora the Explorer" Season 4, Episode 2 "Daisy, La Quinceañera," which aired on Oct. 1, 2004. Diego states that Daisy is home from college in "Go, Diego, Go!" Season 3, Episode 4 "The Bobo's Mother's Day," which aired on May 9, 2008. That would make Daisy 18. Daisy appears in three "Dora the Explorer" episodes: "Daisy, La Quinceanera," "Dora Saves the Game," and as a cameo in "Dora's Pirate Adventure." This makes Diego the youngest child and the only son to his parents.

In most episodes, Diego hears an animal's moan for help at his rainforest Animal Rescue Center. With help from his friends, gadgets, and viewers at home, he sets out to rescue the animal (To save and help the animal).

Other characters include Click (voiced by Rosie Perez), a camera that locates the animal calling for help; Rescue Pack (voiced by Keeler Sandhaus), a messenger bag Diego wears that can transform into any object; and two troublesome spider monkeys named the Bobo Brothers (voiced by Jose Zelaya), who can be stopped by shouting "Freeze, Bobos!" and Diego often encourages viewers to help him stop them by shouting it. While they might be compared to Swiper from Dora, they don't cause trouble for Diego on purpose and apologize after doing so.

There are a few recurring animal friends that are normally rescued by Diego in their first appearance but appear later to return the favor and help Diego out. The most common of these is Linda the Llama (voiced by Laura Abreu), who has appeared prominently in four episodes and made a cameo appearance in "Three Little Condors." Just like Dora the Explorer, the show teaches preschool-age children the Spanish language. However, the show takes a lesser approach to this and focuses more on the teaching of various animals.

Diego is featured in a one-hour episode titled "The Great Dinosaur Rescue" where he, Alicia, Dora, and Baby Jaguar go back in time to save a dinosaur; Nick Jr. has yet to show this episode. However, it was featured on Nick Jr. Australia in August 2007 and has had several re-runs as half-hour segments. Two additional one-hour episodes are in production.

Diego also will be starring in a live show called "The Great Jaguar Rescue" where he must save Baby Jaguar. This is also the premise of an episode of the show that aired on January 15, 2007, and was released on DVD on January 16, 2007.

The live version of Go, Diego, Go premiered in January 2007 starring Richard J. Portela in the role of Diego.

Kelly Ripa, and her son, Michael Consuelos both guest star as Mommy Maned Wolf and her Pup.

In each episode of Go, Diego, Go! there are several songs and uses of Spanish vocabulary.

Whenever a carnivorous predator (anacondas) is featured on the show, its diet is not mentioned, unlike when herbivores are shown (such as marmosets). Notable exceptions to this is when an octopus helping Diego is explicitly shown and discussed eating live crabs (the crabs, however, are not anthropomorphised in the same way that other creatures typically are in the series), when a baby river dolphin who had tickled Diego in "Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin eats the crabs heading toward a waterfall, Sea Turtle Tuga eats jellyfish and Jorge the Little Hawk eats grasshoppers. Whenever a featured animal is threatened by a predator, the prey is described as being "afraid" of the predator.

Characters[edit]

  • Diego Marquez: An 8 year old boy who speaks English and Spanish as well as the language of animals and rescues those that are in trouble. Along with his older sister, Alicia, he discovers the wildlife.
  • Alicia Marquez: The 11 year old sister of Diego who helps him in any campaign. She frequently uses her laptop computer to discover interesting things about these animals.
  • Baby Jaguar: A Jaguar and a friend of Diego. Baby Jaguar met Diego when he came to his aid. He is bold, daring and always ready to help.
  • Click: a Camera that is mischievous and cheeky. She is able to identify animals and their location by hearing their voices. She is always happy to help Diego find animals that are in trouble.
  • Rescue Pack: a special backpack that can provide any object that Diego needs. Diego uses his backpack to overcome obstacles while rescuing animals.
  • Bobo Brothers: Two mischievous spider monkeys that always cause trouble. In each episode, Diego tries to stop them misbehaving. In turn, they always ask for forgiveness for their actions.
  • Linda: Linda the llama is fluent in English, noble, hardworking and is always helpful when Diego needs help. She, like the jaguar cubs, met Diego when he came to her aid.
  • Dora: Diego's cousin who sometimes helps with rescue operations. Dora loves to solve mysteries and to investigate.
  • Boots: A monkey who's Dora's best friend. Boots is always enthusiastic and usually does not wear clothes, with the exception of a pair of red boots.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2005-2006)[edit]

(2005-2006)

# Title Original air date Production code
1x01 "Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs" September 29, 2005 (2005-09-29) 004
1x02 "Diego Saves the Mommy and Baby Sloth" October 6, 2005 (2005-10-06) 002
1x03 "Chinta the Baby Chinchilla" October 13, 2005 (2005-10-13) 001
1x04 "Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale" November 3, 2005 (2005-11-03) 003
1x05 "Journey to Jaguar Mountain" November 10, 2005 (2005-11-10) 110
1x06 "Three Little Condors" November 24, 2005 (2005-11-24) 106
1x07 "Pepito's Penguin School" December 1, 2005 (2005-12-01) 107
1x08 "Rainforest Race" December 8, 2005 (2005-12-08) 109
1x09 "The Mommy Macaw" December 15, 2005 (2005-12-15) 005
1x10 "Linda the Llama Saves Carnaval" December 22, 2005 (2005-12-22) 108
1x11 "A Blue Morpho Butterfly is Born" January 12, 2006 (2006-01-12) 115
1x12 "A Booboo on the Pygmy Marmoset" January 19, 2006 (2006-01-19) 118
1x13 "Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda" January 26, 2006 (2006-01-26) 113
1x14 "Linda the Librarian" February 2, 2006 (2006-02-02) 117
1x15 "Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears" February 9, 2006 (2006-02-09) 111
1x16 "Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue (Parts 1 & 2)" February 16, 2006 (2006-02-16) 999
1x17 "Diego's Wolf-Pup Rescue" February 23, 2006 (2006-02-23) 112
1x18 "Baby Jaguar to the Rescue" March 13, 2006 (2006-03-13) 116
1x19 "Saves the Sea Turtles" March 20, 2006 (2006-03-20) 114

Season 2 (2006-2007)[edit]

(2006–2007)

# Title Original air date Production code
2x01 "Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin" October 6, 2006 (2006-10-06) 206
2x02 "Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue" October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13) 202
2x03 "Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble" October 20, 2006 (2006-10-20) 201
2x04 "Macky the Macaroni Penguin" October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27) 207
2x05 "The Iguana Sing Along" November 3, 2006 (2006-11-03) 215
2x06 "Panchita Prairie Dog Finds a New Prairie" November 10, 2006 (2006-11-10) 217
2x07 "Diego Saves Christmas" November 17, 2006 (2006-11-17) 204
2x08 "The Great Jaguar Rescue" November 24, 2006 (2006-11-24) 209
2x09 "Diego the Hero" December 2, 2006 (2006-12-02) 218
2x10 "Sammy's Valentine" February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14) 203
2x11 "The Great Roadrunner Race" February 21, 2007 (2007-02-21) 205
2x12 "The Tapir's Trip Home" March 11, 2007 (2007-03-11) 208
2x13 "Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate!" March 18, 2007 (2007-03-18) 210
2x14 "Giant Octopus to the Rescue" March 25, 2007 (2007-03-25) 214
2x15 "An Underwater Mystery" April 1, 2007 (2007-04-01) 213
2x16 "Diego's Safari Rescue (Parts 1 & 2)" April 8, 2007 (2007-04-08) 998
2x17 "Diego and Alicia Save the Otters" April 15, 2007 (2007-04-15) 211

Season 3 (2008-2009)[edit]

(2008–2009)

# Title Original air date Production code
3x01 "Alicia Saves The Crocodile" August 1, 2008 (2008-08-01) 304
3x02 "Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm" August 8, 2008 (2008-08-08) 305
3x03 "Kicho's Magic Flute" August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15) 997
3x04 "Rainforest Rhapsody" August 22, 2008 (2008-08-22) 311
3x05 "Gorilla Fun" August 29, 2008 (2008-08-29) 301
3x06 "Rhea Is An Animal Rescuer" September 6, 2008 (2008-09-06) 302
3x07 "Tuga Helps the Moon" September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13) 303
3x08 "Willie the Whistling Duck" September 20, 2008 (2008-09-20) 306
3x09 "Super Flying Squirrel to the rescue" September 27, 2008 (2008-09-27) 307
3x10 "Diego and Dora help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival" October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10) 308
3x11 "Diego and Dora save the Giant Tourtises" October 17, 2008 (2008-10-17) 309
3x12 "It's a Bug's World!" October 24, 2008 (2008-10-24) 310
3x13 "Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!" October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31) 312
3x14 "Egyptian Camel Adventure" January 30, 2009 (2009-01-30) 313
3x15 "A New Flamingo Mami" February 7, 2009 (2009-02-07) 314
3x16 "Manatee's Mermaid Rescue!" February 14, 2009 (2009-02-14) 315
3x17 "The Bobo's Mother's Day!" February 21, 2009 (2009-02-21) 316
3x18 "The Great Polar Bear Rescue (Parts 1 & 2)" February 28, 2009 (2009-02-28) 199

Season 4 (2009-2010)[edit]

(2009-2010)

# Title Original air date Production code
4x01 "Diego Reunites Hippo and Oxpecker" September 22, 2009 (2009-09-22) 406
4x02 "Diego's Orangutan Rescue" October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05) 403
4x03 "Where is Okapi's Brother?" October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12) 402
4x04 "Puffin Fish Adventure" October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19) 401
4x05 "All Aboard the Giant Panda Express!" November 9, 2009 (2009-11-09) 404
4x06 "Diego's Ringed Seal Rescue" November 16, 2009 (2009-11-16) 405
4x07 "Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish" November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23) 403
4x08 "Leaping Lemurs" November 30, 2009 (2009-11-30) 403
4x09 "Diego Saves the Beavers" January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18) 407
4x10 "Ocean Animal Rescuer" February 8, 2010 (2010-02-08) 408
4x11 "Welcome Home, Lion Cub!" February 15, 2010 (2010-02-15) 409
4x12 "Diego's International Rescue League" February 22, 2010 (2010-02-22) 410

Season 5 (2010-2011)[edit]

(2010-2011)

# Title Original air date Production code
5x01 "Diego Rescues Prince Vicuna" December 31, 2010 (2010-12-31) 506
5x02 "Koala's Birthday Hug" January 14, 2011 (2011-01-14) 501
5x03 "To Babysit a Bobo" January 21, 2011 (2011-01-21) 502
5x04 "Pampas Cat and Friends Help the Rescue Center" February 11, 2011 (2011-02-11) 503
5x05 "Cotton-Top Tamarin Cave Rescue" February 18, 2011 (2011-02-18) 504
5x06 "Fiercest Animals" March 8, 2011 (2011-03-08) 505

Home media[edit]

The list of Diego DVD's.
Program DVD Name Episodes
Go, Diego, Go! The Great Dinosaur Rescue
  • "The Great Dinosaur Rescue"
  • "Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale"
  • "Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs"
Go, Diego, Go! Wolf Pup Rescue
  • "Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue"
  • "A Booboo on the Pygmy Marmoset"
  • "Diego Saves Mommy and Baby Sloth"
  • "Three Little Condors"
Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets! The Diego/Wonder Pets Special
  • Diego episode: "Baby Jaguar To The Rescue"
  • Diego episode: "An Underwater Mystery"
  • Wonder Pets episode: "Save the Chameleon"
  • Wonder Pets episode: "Save the Dragon"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego Saves Christmas
  • "Diego Saves Christmas"
  • "Pepito's Penguin School"
  • "A Blue Morpho Butterfly is Born"
  • "Save the Sea Turtles"
Go, Diego, Go! The Great Jaguar Rescue
  • "The Great Jaguar Rescue"
  • "Little Kinkajou Is in Beehive Trouble!"
  • "The Mommy Macaw"
  • "Chinta the Baby Chinchilla"
Go, Diego, Go! Underwater Mystery
  • "Underwater Mystery"
  • "Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin"
  • "Journey to Jaguar Mountain"
  • "Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears"
Go, Diego, Go! The Iguana Sing Along
  • "The Iguana Sing Along"
  • "Diego and Alicia Save the Otters"
  • "Linda the Librarian"
  • "Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda"
Go, Diego, Go! Ready Set Go!
  • "Rainforest Race"
  • "The Great Roadrunner Race"
  • "The Tapir's Trip Home"
  • "Baby Jaguar To The Rescue"
Go, Diego, Go! Safari Rescue
  • "Diego's Safari Rescue"
  • "Panchita Prairie Dog Finds a New Prairie"
  • "Jorge The Little Hawk Learns To Migrate"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego's Magical Missions
  • "Kicho's Magic Flute!"
  • "Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm!"
  • "Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue!"
  • "Giant Octopus to the Rescue!"
Go, Diego, Go! Moonlight Rescue
  • "Tuga Helps the Moon"
  • "Rainforest Rhapsody"
  • "Rhea is an Animal Rescuer"
Go, Diego, Go! Great Gorilla!
  • "Gorilla Fun"
  • "Save the Giant Tortoises!"
  • "Egyptian Camel Adventure"
  • "Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue!"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego's Halloween
  • "Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!"
  • "Diego and Dora Help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival"
  • "Alicia Saves the Crocodile!"
  • "Manatee's Mermaid Rescue!"
Go, Diego, Go! Rainforest Fiesta!
  • "Diego and Porcupine Save the Pinata!"
  • "Macky the Macaroni Penguin"
  • "A New Flamingo Mami"
  • "Linda the Llama Saves Carnaval"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego's Arctic Rescue
  • "The Great Polar Bear Rescue!"
  • "Puffin Fishing Adventure"
  • "Where"s Okapi's Brother"
Go, Diego, Go! Lion Cub Rescue
  • "Welcome Home, Lion Cub"
  • "Diego’s Ringed Seal Rescue"
  • "Diego Reunites Hippo & Oxpecker"
  • "Diego’s Orangutan Rescue"
Go, Diego, Go! The Great Panda Adventure
  • "All Aboard the Giant Panda Express!"
  • "Leaping Lemurs"
  • "Diego Saves the Beavers"
  • "Koala's Birthday Hug"
Go, Diego, Go! It's a Bug's World
  • "It's a Bug's World!"
  • "Diego the Hero!"
  • "Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue!"
  • "Whistling Willie Finds a Buddy"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego's Ultimate Rescue League
  • "Diego's International Rescue League"
  • "Ocean Animal Rescuer"
  • "Diego Rescues Prince Vicuña"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego Saves the World
  • "Diego the Hero!"
  • "Cotton-top Tamarin Cave Rescue"
  • "Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish"
  • "Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale"
  • "Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate"
  • "Egyptian Came Adventure"
Go, Diego, Go! Fiercest Animal Rescues!
  • "Fiercest Animals!"
  • "Cotton-top Tamarin Cave Rescue"
  • "Pampas and Friends Help The Rescue Center"

Broadcast[edit]

Go, Diego, Go aired in the US on CBS, Nickelodeon, and Nick Jr.. In the UK the show aired on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. 2, and Tiny Pop. It was shown in Australia on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Nine Network, and Toon Disney. In Canada the show was shown on Nickelodeon and Treehouse TV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Go Diego Go! - Nick Jr.". Nick Jr. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
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  3. ^ "Go, Diego, Go! Episodes". TV Guide. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "CBS, DIC team on Sat. morning block". The Hollywood Reporter. January 19, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nick Jr on CBS". Nick Jr. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "List of NAACP Image Awards Winners". NAACP. February 14, 2008. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ N'neka Hite (January 7, 2009). "‘Bees’ flies high at Image Awards". Variety. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nominees for 41st NAACP Image Awards Announced". NAACP. January 6, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "'The Help' Tops NAACP Image Award Nominations". Reuters. January 19, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Child Actor Competes for Top Prize at Imagen Awards". Hispanic Business. July 25, 2007. Retrieved April 14, 2007. 
  11. ^ "27th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. March 25, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Meet the Voice of Diego". Nick Jr. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ Jonathan Muñoz (August 13, 2013). "Matt Hunter, the 'Latino Justin Bieber,' Looks For Mainstream Success In U.S.". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Go, Diego, Go! Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

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