Go, Diego, Go!

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Go Diego Go!
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Created by Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh
Voices of
Country of origin United States, Mexico
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 75
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 and produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio . 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 75 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 its 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 appears sporadically 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.

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 Spanish, 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[edit]

(2005-2006)

# Title Original air date Production code
1x01 "Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs" September 6, 2005 (2005-09-06) 101
1x02 "Diego Saves the Mommy and Baby Sloth" September 7, 2005 (2005-09-07) 102
1x03 "Chinta the Baby Chinchilla" September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08) 103
1x04 "Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale" September 9, 2005 (2005-09-09) 104
1x05 "Journey to Jaguar Mountain" September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12) 105
1x06 "Three Little Condors" September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13) 106
1x07 "Pepito's Penguin School" September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14) 107
1x08 "Rainforest Race" September 15, 2005 (2005-09-15) 108
1x09 "The Mommy Macaw" September 16, 2005 (2005-09-16) 109
1x10 "Linda the Llama Saves Carnaval" October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10) 110
1x11 "Linda the Librarian" January 23, 2006 (2006-01-23) 114
1x12 "A Booboo on the Pygmy Marmoset" January 24, 2006 (2006-01-24) 112
1x13 "A Blue Morpho Butterfly is Born" January 25, 2006 (2006-01-25) 111
1x14 "Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda" January 26, 2006 (2006-01-26) 113
1x15 "Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears" February 20, 2006 (2006-02-20) 115
1x16 "Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue – Part 1" March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07) 116
1x17 "Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue – Part 2" March 7, 2006 (2006-03-07) 117
1x18 "Save the Sea Turtles" July 10, 2006 (2006-07-10) 120
1x19 "Diego's Wolf-Pup Rescue" September 18, 2006 (2006-09-18) 118

Season 2[edit]

(2006–2008)

# Title Original air date Production code
2x01 "Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin" October 2, 2006 (2006-10-02) 201
2x02 "Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue" October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03) 202
2x03 "Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble" October 4, 2006 (2006-10-04) 203
2x04 "Macky the Macaroni Penguin" October 5, 2006 (2006-10-05) 204
2x05 "Panchita the Prairie Dog" December 3, 2006 (2006-12-03) 206
2x06 "Diego Saves Christmas" December 8, 2006 (2006-12-08) 207
2x07 "The Great Jaguar Rescue" January 15, 2007 (2007-01-15) 208
2x08 "Diego the Hero" February 5, 2007 (2007-02-05) 209
2x09 "Sammy's Valentine" February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14) 210
2x10 "The Tapir's Trip Home" March 6, 2007 (2007-03-06) 212
2x11 "Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate!" March 7, 2007 (2007-03-07) 213
2x12 "Giant Octopus to the Rescue" March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08) 214
2x13 "The Great Roadrunner Race" March 26, 2007 (2007-03-26) 211
2x14 "An Underwater Mystery" June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26) 215
2x15 "Diego's African Safari Rescue" October 8, 2007 (2007-10-08) 216
2x16 "Baby Jaguar to the Rescue" October 15, 2007 (2007-10-15) 119
2x17 "Diego and Alicia Save the Otters!" October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16) 217
2x18 "The Iguana Sing Along" October 17, 2007 (2007-10-17) 205
2x19 "Alicia Saves the Crocodile" February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01) 218

Season 3[edit]

(2008–2009)

# Title Original air date Production code
3x01 "Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm" February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05) 307
3x02 "Kicho's Magic Flute" March 2, 2008 (2008-03-02) 305
3x03 "Rainforest Rhapsody" March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03) 301
3x04 "Gorilla Fun" March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04) 302
3x05 "Rhea Is an Animal Rescuer" March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07) 219
3x06 "Tuga Helps the Moon" March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18) 303
3x07 "Willie the Whistling Duck Finds a Friend" March 21, 2008 (2008-03-21) 304
3x08 "Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue" April 28, 2008 (2008-04-28) 308
3x09 "Diego and Porcupine Save the Pinata!" May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) 306
3x10 "The Bobo's Mother's Day!" May 9, 2008 (2008-05-09) 317
3x11 "It's a Bug's World!" May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12) 312
3x12 "Diego and Dora help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival" May 31, 2008 (2008-05-31) 309
3x13 "Diego and Dora save the Giant Tourtises" June 3, 2008 (2008-06-03) 310
3x14 "Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue" June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06) 311
3x15 "Manatee's Mermaid Rescue!" June 20, 2008 (2008-06-20) 316
3x16 "Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!" October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27) 313
3x17 "Egyptian Camel Adventure" November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21) 314
3x18 "A New Flamingo Mommy" March 5, 2009 (2009-03-05) 315
3x19 "The Great Polar Bear Rescue" September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18) 318

Season 4[edit]

(2009-2010)

# Title Original air date Production code
4x01 "Diego Reunites Hippo and Oxpecker" September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28) 401
4x02 "Diego's Orangutan Rescue" September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29) 402
4x03 "Where is Okapi's Brother?" September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30) 403
4x04 "Puffin Fish Adventure" October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01) 404
4x05 "Diego's Ringed Seal Rescue" February 19, 2010 (2010-02-19) 406
4x06 "All Aboard the Giant Panda Express!" March 15, 2010 (2010-03-15) 405
4x07 "Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish" March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16) 407
4x08 "Leaping Lemurs" March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17) 408
4x09 "Diego Saves the Beavers" March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18) 409
4x10 "Ocean Animal Rescuer" April 22, 2010 (2010-04-22) 410
4x11 "Welcome Home, Lion Cub!" June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18) 411
4x12 "Diego's International Rescue League" September 24, 2010 (2010-09-24) 412

Season 5[edit]

(2010-2011)

# Title Original air date Production code
5x01 "Diego Rescues Prince Vicuna" November 5, 2010 (2010-11-05) 501
5x02 "Koala's Birthday Hug" February 7, 2011 (2011-02-07) 502
5x03 "To Babysit a Bobo" February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08) 503
5x04 "Pampas Cat and Friends Help the Rescue Center" February 9, 2011 (2011-02-09) 504
5x05 "Cotton-Top Tamarin Cave Rescue" February 10, 2011 (2011-02-10) 505
5x06 "Diego's Fiercest Animals" September 16, 2011 (2011-09-16) 506

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. 
  2. ^ a b Jeanne Spreier (September 5, 2005). "Dora's cousin, Diego, takes stage on Tuesday". Knight Ridder. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  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. 

External links[edit]

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