El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera

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El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera logo
Genre Comedy
Created by Jorge R. Gutierrez
Sandra Equihua
Directed by Dave Thomas
Gabe Swarr
Voices of Alanna Ubach
Grey DeLisle
Eric Bauza
Carlos Alazraqui
April Stewart
Composer(s) Shawn Patterson
Country of origin United States[1]
Original language(s) English[1]
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Sandra Equihua
Jorge R. Gutierrez
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Mexopolis
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original release March 3, 2007 (2007-03-03) – September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)
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El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera is Nickelodeon's first ever flash animation series produced for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons. The first screening of the show was on January 19, 2007 in the first ever Nickelodeon Creative Summit held in San Juan, Puerto Rico as a special treat for the 60 exclusive attendees (The Summit was led by 4 of the main branches of Nickelodeon). Later sneak peeks aired on February 19, with the series television debut on March 3, 2007 for both networks. The entire series is available on iTunes as Season 1, and is also available on the PlayStation Network Store. The entire series is also available for viewing on the Nickelodeon website.


Set in the fictional crime-ridden Mexican metropolis of Miracle City, El Tigre follows the adventures of Manny Rivera, a regular 13-year-old boy with superpowers trying to choose between being good or evil. His father, a superhero known as White Pantera, wants Manny to grow up to be good and fight evil, but Manny's Grandpapi, a supervillain known as Puma Loco, thinks Manny should go to the dark side.


El Tigre was created by a husband-and-wife team named Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua along with others who were employed to make the show. The couple made the project from experiences they had when they were younger. Manny Rivera is based on Jorge's young self. Many things known of the show were based on actual events or parts in Jorge's life. His father was an architect (which was viewed as good) and his grandfather was a general in the military (which was viewed as evil). That idea was exaggerated to the idea of Super Heroes and Villains. The city Miracle City is based on Mexico City, where Jorge grew up.


# Title Original airdate
1 "Sole of a Hero / Night of the Living Guacamole" March 3, 2007
2 "Enter the Cuervo / Fistful of Collars" March 3, 2007
3 "Fool's Goal / El Tigre, El Jefe" March 10, 2007
4 "Zebra Donkey / Adios Amigos" March 17, 2007
5 "The Mother of All Tigres / Old Money" April 7, 2007
6 "The Late Manny Rivera / Party Monsters" April 21, 2007
7 "The Mustache Kid / Puma Licito" May 5, 2007
8 "Miracle City Worker / Dia de los Malos" May 12, 2007
9 "Yellow Pantera / Rising Son" June 16, 2007
10 "The Curse of the Albino Burrito / La Tigresa" September 21, 2007
11 "Ballad of Frida Suarez / Fool Speed Ahead" September 28, 2007
12 "Miracle City Undercover / Bride of Puma Loco" October 5, 2007
13 "Eye Caramba / Clash of the Titan" October 12, 2007
14 "The Grave Escape (first double-length episode)" October 19, 2007
15 "Burrito's Little Helper / Crouching Tigre, Hidden Dragon" November 2, 2007
16 "The Cactus Kid / A Mother's Glove" November 9, 2007
17 "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigre (second double-length episode)" January 25, 2008
18 "A Fistful of Nickels / Animales" June 16, 2008
19 "Tigre + Cuervo Forever / The Thing That Ate Frida's Brain" June 17, 2008
20 "Stinking Badges / Mech Daddy" June 18, 2008
21 "The Return of Plata Peligrosa / Chupacabros!" June 19, 2008
22 "Love and War / Wrong and Dance" June 20, 2008
23 "Oso Sole Mio / Silver Wolf" August 7, 2008
24 "The Cuervo Project / The Golden Eagle Twins" August 8, 2008
25 "Dia de los Padres / Mustache Love" September 13, 2008
26 "Back to Escuela / No Boots, No Belt, No Brero" (Series Finale) September 13, 2008


Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
35th Annie Awards[2] Best Animated Television Production for Children El Tigre Won
Character Animation in a Television Production Monica Kennedy – El Tigre Nominated
Character Design in an Animated Television Production Jorge R. Gutierrez – El Tigre "Fistful of Collars" Won
Music in an Animated Television Production Shawn PattersonEl Tigre "Yellow Pantera" Nominated
36th Annie Awards[3] Writing in a Hard Wood Television Production or Short Form Scott Kreamer – El Tigre "Mustache Love" – Nickelodeon Nominated
Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form Jorge Gutierrez – El Tigre "The Good, The Bad and The Tigre" Nominated
35th Daytime Emmy Awards[4][5] Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Award Sandra Equihua, Character Designer for "El Tigre" for the episode "Enter the Cuervo" Won
Jorge Gutierrez, Character Designer for El Tigre for the episode El Tigre "The Good, The Bad and The Tigre" Won
Gerald de Jesus, Art Direction for El Tigre for the episode "No Boots, No Belt, No Brero" Won
Eddie Trigueros, Storyboard for El Tigre for the episode "The Thing that Ate Frida's Brain" Won
Directing in an Animated Program Emmy Award Dave Thomas, Gabe Swarr & Andrea Romano for El Tigre Won

El Tigre's Decision of Destiny[edit]

On January 25, 2008, Nickelodeon allowed viewers to vote on an ending deciding El Tigre's fate on a brand-new episode that premiered on the same day.[6] The ending chosen was hero, in which he defeated Django and Sartana.

Had evil been chosen he would have helped Django and Sartana conquer the world but turned against them to take the empire for himself and Frida and ruled over the world into old age.

Other appearances[edit]

El Tigre has been licensed in El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and is featured in the Nintendo DS version of Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots. He also makes a cameo appearance in Nicktoons MLB.

El Tigre has its own game at Nick Arcade, Festival De Las Piñatas, and is also a playable character in Nick Arcade's Nicktoons HoverZone.

The characters Manny, Frida, and Grandpapi/Puma Loco make an appearance during a 2D animated scene in The Book of Life (2014 film) which is Jorge Gutierrez' first feature-length film.


  1. ^ a b "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera", combined details, IMDB. Accessed on line February 20, 2008.
  2. ^ "35th Annual Annie Nominations and Awards Recipients". International Animated Film Society ASIFA Hollywood. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "35th Annual Annie Nominations and Awards Recipients". International Animated Film Society ASIFA Hollywood. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Moody, Annemarie (June 16, 2008). "Daytime Emmys Honor Curious George, The Batman And More". Animation World Network. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Creative Arts Emmys – Winners List (part I)". Variety. August 30, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ El Tigre Decision of Destiny!

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