Go, Diego, Go!
|Go Diego Go!|
|Created by||Chris Gifford
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||75|
|Executive producer(s)||Chris Gifford
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Stinky Hawk Productions
Nick Jr Productions (season 1 - 3) Nickelodeon Prouductions (season 3 - present)
|Original release||September 6, 2005– May 13, 2011|
|Related shows||Dora the Explorer|
Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational interactive children's 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 boy whose adventures frequently involve rescuing animals and protecting their environment.
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, May 13, 2011. During the series' lifespan, the program also aired on the CBS broadcast network as part of its Saturday morning Nick Jr. on CBS children's programming block in 2006, until the block's shut down on September 9 of that year.
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, as well as earning Imagen Award and Young Artist Award nominations for Jake T. Austin for his role as the voice of Diego.
The show features an eight-year-old Latino boy named Diego (voiced by Jake T. Austin, seasons 1–3; Matt Hunter, season 4; Brandy Zambrano, season 5) who rescues animals around the world. His cousin is Dora (Kathleen Herles) from Dora the Explorer, as revealed in multiple shows, usually without Boots by her side. 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 cousin; Dora appears in some episodes 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, voiced by Iliana Friedson-Trujillo (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: "Dora Saves the Game," as a cameo in "Dora's Pirate Adventure," and "Daisy, La Quinceanera." 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.
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.
- Diego Marquez: An eight-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 eleven-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: An orange 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.
||It has been suggested that this section be split out into another article titled List of Go, Diego, Go! episodes. (Discuss) (September 2017)|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||20||September 6, 2005||September 13, 2006|
|2||18||October 2, 2006||February 1, 2008|
|3||19||February 2, 2008||September 18, 2009|
|4||12||September 1, 2009||August 24, 2010|
|5||6||December 5, 2010||May 13, 2011|
Season 1 (2005–2006)
|Title||Original air date||Prod.
|1||1||"Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs"||September 6, 2005||101|
|2||2||"Diego Saves the Mommy and Baby Sloth"||September 7, 2005||102|
|3||3||"Chinta the Baby Chinchilla"||September 8, 2005||103|
|4||4||"Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale"||September 9, 2005||104|
|5||5||"Three Little Condors"||September 12, 2005||105|
|6||6||"Pepito's Penguin School"||September 13, 2005||106|
|7||7||"The Mommy Macaw"||September 14, 2005||107|
|8||8||"Journey to Jaguar Mountain"||September 15, 2005||108|
|9||9||"Rainforest Race"||September 16, 2005||109|
|10||10||"Linda the Llama Saves Carnaval"||March 11, 2006||110|
|11||11||"Linda the Librarian"||January 23, 2006||111|
|12||12||"A Booboo on the Pygmy Marmoset"||January 24, 2006||112|
|13||13||"A Blue Morpho Butterfly is Born"||January 25, 2006||113|
|14||14||"Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda"||February 26, 2006||114|
|15||15||"Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears"||February 27, 2006||115|
|16||16||"Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue – Part 1"||March 7, 2006||116|
|17||17||"Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue – Part 2"||March 7, 2006||117|
|18||18||"Diego's Wolf-Pup Rescue"||June 10, 2006||118|
|19||19||"Baby Jaguar to the Rescue"||August 12, 2006||119|
|20||20||"Save the Sea Turtles"||September 13, 2006||120|
Season 2 (2006–2008)
|Title||Original air date||Prod.
|21||1||"Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble"||October 2, 2006||201|
|22||2||"Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin"||October 3, 2006||202|
|23||3||"Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue"||October 4, 2006||203|
|24||4||"Macky the Macaroni Penguin"||October 5, 2006||204|
|25||5||"The Iguana Sing Along"||October 17, 2006||205|
|26||6||"Panchita the Prairie Dog"||December 3, 2006||206|
|27||7||"Diego Saves Christmas"||December 8, 2006||207|
|28||8||"The Great Jaguar Rescue"||January 15, 2007||208|
|29||9||"Diego the Hero"||February 5, 2007||209|
|30||10||"Sammy's Valentine"||February 14, 2007||210|
|31||11||"The Great Roadrunner Race"||March 26, 2007||211|
|32||12||"The Tapir's Trip Home"||March 6, 2007||212|
|33||13||"Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate!"||March 7, 2007||213|
|34||14||"Giant Octopus to the Rescue"||March 8, 2007||214|
|35||15||"An Underwater Mystery"||June 26, 2007||215|
|36||16||"Diego's African Safari Rescue"||October 15, 2007||119|
|37||17||"Diego and Alicia Save the Otters!"||October 16, 2007||217|
|38||18||"Alicia Saves the Crocodile"||February 1, 2008||218|
Season 3 (2008–2009)
|Title||Original air date||Prod.
|39||1||"Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm"||February 5, 2008||307|
|40||2||"Kicho's Magic Flute"||February 2, 2008||305|
|41||3||"Rainforest Rhapsody"||March 3, 2008||301|
|42||4||"Gorilla Fun"||March 4, 2008||302|
|43||5||"Rhea Is an Animal Rescuer"||March 7, 2008||220|
|44||6||"Tuga Helps the Moon"||March 18, 2008||303|
|45||7||"Willie the Whistling Duck Finds a Friend"||April 21, 2008||304|
|46||8||"Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue"||April 28, 2008||308|
|47||9||"Diego and Porcupine Save the Pinata!"||May 2, 2008||306|
|48||10||"The Bobo's Mother's Day!"||May 9, 2008||317|
|49||11||"It's a Bug's World!"||May 12, 2008||312|
|50||12||"Diego and Dora help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival"||May 16, 2008||309|
|51||13||"Diego and Dora save the Giant Tortoises"
"Save the Giant Tortoises"
|May 19, 2008||310|
|52||14||"Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue"||June 6, 2008||311|
|53||15||"Manatee's Mermaid Rescue!"||August 20, 2008||316|
|54||16||"Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!"||October 27, 2008||313|
|55||17||"Egyptian Camel Adventure"||December 27, 2008||314|
|56||18||"A New Flamingo Mommy"||July 5, 2009||315|
|57||19||"The Great Polar Bear Rescue"||September 18, 2009||318|
Season 4 (2009–2010)
|Title||Original air date||Prod.
|58||1||"Diego Reunites Hippo and Oxpecker"||September 28, 2009||401|
|59||2||"Diego's Orangutan Rescue"||September 29, 2009||402|
|60||3||"Where is Okapi's Brother?"||September 30, 2009||403|
|61||4||"Puffin Fish Adventure"||September 1, 2009||404|
|62||5||"Diego's Ringed Seal Rescue"||February 19, 2010||406|
|63||6||"All Aboard the Giant Panda Express!"||March 15, 2010||405|
|64||7||"Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish"||March 16, 2010||407|
|65||8||"Leaping Lemurs"||March 17, 2010||408|
|66||9||"Diego Saves the Beavers"||March 18, 2010||409|
|67||10||"Ocean Animal Rescuer"||April 22, 2010||410|
|68||11||"Welcome Home, Lion Cub!"||June 18, 2010||411|
|69||12||"Diego's International Rescue League"||August 24, 2010||412|
Season 5 (2010–2011)
|Title||Original air date||Prod.
|70||1||"Diego Rescues Prince Vicuna"||December 5, 2010||501|
|71||2||"Koala's Birthday Hug"||January 7, 2011||502|
|72||3||"To Babysit a Bobo"||February 8, 2011||503|
|73||4||"Pampas Cat and Friends Help the Rescue Center"||March 9, 2011||504|
|74||5||"Cotton-Top Tamarin Cave Rescue"||April 10, 2011||505|
|75||6||"Diego's Fiercest Animals"||May 13, 2011||506|
|The list of Diego's DVD Programming|
|Go, Diego, Go!||The Great Dinosaur Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Wolf Pup Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!; The Wonder Pets!||The Diego/Wonder Pets Special||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Diego Saves Christmas||
|Go, Diego, Go!||The Great Jaguar Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Underwater Mystery||
|Go, Diego, Go!||The Iguana Sing Along||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Ready Set Go!||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Safari Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Diego's Magical Missions||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Moonlight Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Great Gorilla!||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Diego's Halloween||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Rainforest Fiesta!||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Diego's Arctic Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Lion Cub Rescue||
|Go, Diego, Go!||The Great Panda Adventure||
|Go, Diego, Go!||It's a Bug's World||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Diego's Ultimate Rescue League||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Diego Saves the World||
|Go, Diego, Go!||Fiercest Animal Rescues!||
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 India, it was shown on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.. In Canada, the show was shown on Nickelodeon and Treehouse TV.
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. did not show this episode in the United States until 2012. 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.
A live show called "The Great Jaguar Rescue" tells the story of Diego saving 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. A touring live version of the series was staged in 2007, starring Richard J. Portela in the role of Diego.
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- See also
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr. Australia
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr. Belgium
- Canada Go Diego on Nick Jr. Canada
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr. Italy
- Go Diego on Nick Jr. Latin America
- Go Diego on Nick Jr. Netherlands
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr New Zealand
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr. South East Asia
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr. UK
- Go Diego Go on Nick Jr. US
- Go Diego Go on TF1
- Go Diego Go on Treehouse