Go, Diego, Go!

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Go Diego Go!
Go, Diego, Go! (logo).svg
Created by Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh
Voices of
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 75
Executive producer(s) Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh
Producer(s) Catherine Galeota
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Nick Jr. Productions (seasons 1–3)
Nickelodeon Animation Studio (seasons 4–5)
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release September 6, 2005 (2005-09-06) – May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)
Related shows Dora the Explorer

Go, Diego, Go! is an American animated educational interactive children's television series 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.[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, May 13, 2011.[2][3] The show aired in reruns on "Nick on CBS" for 1 year 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]


Diego and Baby Jaguar

The show features an eight-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 (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.

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.


  • Diego Marquez: An eight-year-old boy who speaks English and Spanish as well as the language of animals and rescues animals in trouble. He works with 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 animals in trouble.
  • 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 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 all the episodes, 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 missions. Dora loves to solve mysteries and to investigate.
  • Boots: A monkey who's Dora's best friend. Boots is always enthusiastic and usually has no clothes, but he wears a pair of red boots.


Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 20 September 6, 2005 (2005-09-06) September 13, 2006 (2006-09-13)
2 18 October 2, 2006 (2006-10-02) February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01)
3 19 February 2, 2008 (2008-02-02) September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18)
4 12 September 1, 2009 (2009-09-01) August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)
5 6 December 5, 2010 (2010-12-05) May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)

Season 1 (2005–2006)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
11"Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs"George Chialtas, Henry Madden and Sherrie PollackMadellaine PaxsonKuni Tomita (director)
Carol Datuin, Jose Silverio and Kuni Tomita
September 6, 2005 (2005-09-06)101
22"Diego Saves the Mommy and Baby Sloth"George Chialtas, Henry Madden and Sherrie PollackNancy De Los SantosKuni Tomita (director)
Carol Datuin, Jose Silverio and Kuni Tomita
September 7, 2005 (2005-09-07)102
33"Chinta the Baby Chinchilla"George Chialtas, Henry Madden and Sherrie PollackLigiah VillalobosKuni Tomita (director)
Carol Datuin, Jose Silverio and Kuni Tomita
September 8, 2005 (2005-09-08)103
44"Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale"George Chialtas, Henry Madden, Sherrie Pollack and Kuni TomitaValerie Walsh and Chris GiffordKuni Tomita (director)
Carol Datuin, Jose Silverio and Kuni Tomita
September 9, 2005 (2005-09-09)104
55"Three Little Condors"TBATBATBASeptember 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)105
66"Pepito's Penguin School"TBATBATBASeptember 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)106
77"The Mommy Macaw"TBATBATBASeptember 14, 2005 (2005-09-14)107
88"Journey to Jaguar Mountain"TBATBATBASeptember 15, 2005 (2005-09-15)108
99"Rainforest Race"TBATBATBASeptember 16, 2005 (2005-09-16)109
1010"Linda the Llama Saves Carnival"TBATBATBAMarch 11, 2006 (2006-03-11)110
1111"Linda the Librarian"TBATBATBAJanuary 23, 2006 (2006-01-23)111
1212"A Booboo on the Pygmy Marmoset"TBATBATBAJanuary 24, 2006 (2006-01-24)112
1313"A Blue Morpho Butterfly is Born"TBATBATBAJanuary 25, 2006 (2006-01-25)113
1414"Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda"TBATBATBAFebruary 26, 2006 (2006-02-26)114
1515"Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears"TBATBATBAFebruary 27, 2006 (2006-02-27)115
1616"Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue – Part 1"TBATBATBAMarch 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)116
1717"Diego's Great Dinosaur Rescue – Part 2"TBATBATBAMarch 7, 2006 (2006-03-07)117
1818"Diego's Wolf-Pup Rescue"TBATBATBAJune 10, 2006 (2006-06-10)118
1919"Baby Jaguar to the Rescue"TBATBATBAAugust 12, 2006 (2006-08-12)119
2020"Save the Sea Turtles"TBATBATBASeptember 13, 2006 (2006-09-13)120

Season 2 (2006–2008)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
211"Little Kinkajou is in Beehive Trouble"October 2, 2006 (2006-10-02)201
222"Diego Saves Baby River Dolphin"October 3, 2006 (2006-10-03)202
233"Diego and Baby Humpback to the Rescue"October 4, 2006 (2006-10-04)203
244"Macky the Macaroni Penguin"October 5, 2006 (2006-10-05)204
255"The Iguana Sing Along"October 17, 2006 (2006-10-17)205
266"Panchita the Prairie Dog"December 3, 2006 (2006-12-03)206
277"Diego Saves Christmas"December 8, 2006 (2006-12-08)207
288"The Great Jaguar Rescue"January 15, 2007 (2007-01-15)208
299"Diego the Hero"February 5, 2007 (2007-02-05)209
3010"Sammy's Valentine"February 14, 2007 (2007-02-14)210
3111"The Great Roadrunner Race"March 26, 2007 (2007-03-26)211
3212"The Tapir's Trip Home"March 6, 2007 (2007-03-06)212
3313"Jorge the Little Hawk Learns to Migrate!"March 7, 2007 (2007-03-07)213
3414"Giant Octopus to the Rescue"March 8, 2007 (2007-03-08)214
3515"An Underwater Mystery"June 26, 2007 (2007-06-26)215
3616"Diego's African Safari Rescue"October 15, 2007 (2007-10-15)119
3717"Diego and Alicia Save the Otters!"October 16, 2007 (2007-10-16)217
3818"Alicia Saves the Crocodile"February 1, 2008 (2008-02-01)218

Season 3 (2008–2009)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
391"Kicho's Magic Flute"February 2, 2008 (2008-02-02)305
402"Green Iguana Helps Abuelito Plant a New Strawberry Farm"February 5, 2008 (2008-02-05)307
413"Rainforest Rhapsody"March 3, 2008 (2008-03-03)301
424"Gorilla Fun"March 4, 2008 (2008-03-04)302
435"Rhea Is an Animal Rescuer"March 7, 2008 (2008-03-07)220
446"Tuga Helps the Moon"March 18, 2008 (2008-03-18)303
457"Willie the Whistling Duck Finds a Friend"April 21, 2008 (2008-04-21)304
468"Super Flying Squirrel to the Rescue"April 28, 2008 (2008-04-28)308
479"Diego and Porcupine Save the Pinata!"May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02)306
4810"The Bobo's Mother's Day!"May 9, 2008 (2008-05-09)317
4911"It's a Bug's World!"May 12, 2008 (2008-05-12)312
5012"Diego and Dora help Baby Monarch Get to the Festival"May 16, 2008 (2008-05-16)309
5113"Diego and Dora save the Giant Tortoises"
"Save the Giant Tortoises"
May 19, 2008 (2008-05-19)310
5214"Alicia and Whitetail to the Rescue"June 6, 2008 (2008-06-06)311
5315"Manatee's Mermaid Rescue!"August 20, 2008 (2008-08-20)316
5416"Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween!"October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27)313
5517"Egyptian Camel Adventure"December 27, 2008 (2008-12-27)314
5618"A New Flamingo Mommy"July 5, 2009 (2009-07-05)315
5719"The Great Polar Bear Rescue"September 18, 2009 (2009-09-18)318

Season 4 (2009–2010)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
581"Diego Reunites Hippo and Oxpecker"September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)401
592"Diego's Orangutan Rescue"September 29, 2009 (2009-09-29)402
603"Where is Okapi's Brother?"September 30, 2009 (2009-09-30)403
614"Puffin Fish Adventure"October 1, 2009 (2009-10-01)404
625"Diego's Ringed Seal Rescue"February 19, 2010 (2010-02-19)406
636"All Aboard the Giant Panda Express!"March 15, 2010 (2010-03-15)405
647"Bengal Tiger Makes a Wish"March 16, 2010 (2010-03-16)407
658"Leaping Lemurs"March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17)408
669"Diego Saves the Beavers"March 18, 2010 (2010-03-18)409
6710"Ocean Animal Rescuer"April 22, 2010 (2010-04-22)410
6811"Welcome Home, Lion Cub!"June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18)411
6912"Diego's International Rescue League"August 24, 2010 (2010-08-24)412

Season 5 (2010–2011)[edit]

No. in
TitleOriginal air dateProd.
701"Diego Rescues Prince Vicuna"December 5, 2010 (2010-12-05)501
712"Koala's Birthday Hug"January 7, 2011 (2011-01-07)502
723"To Babysit a Bobo"February 8, 2011 (2011-02-08)503
734"Pampas Cat and Friends Help the Rescue Center"March 9, 2011 (2011-03-09)504
745"Cotton-Top Tamarin Cave Rescue"April 10, 2011 (2011-04-10)505
756"Diego's Fiercest Animals"May 13, 2011 (2011-05-13)506

Home media[edit]

The list of Diego's DVD Programming
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! 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
  • "An 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 the Prairie Dog"
  • "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 Carnival"
Go, Diego, Go! Diego's Arctic Rescue
  • "The Great Polar Bear Rescue!"
  • "Puffin Fishing Adventure"
  • "Where is 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 Camel Adventure"
Go, Diego, Go! Fiercest Animal Rescues!
  • "Fiercest Animals!"
  • "Cotton-top Tamarin Cave Rescue"
  • "Pampas and Friends Help The Rescue Center"


In the USA, Go, Diego, Go aired CBS, Nickelodeon, and Nick Jr.. In Canada, the show aired on Nickelodeon and Treehouse TV. In the UK, the show aired on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. 2, and Tiny Pop. In Australia, the show aired on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Nine Network. In India, the show aired on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr..

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.[citation needed]

Live shows[edit]

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.[citation needed]

In other media[edit]


Diego is slated to make an appearance into the live-action Dora the Explorer film.[15]


Great Dinosaur Rescue was released on Nintendo DS, and Wii by 2k Games, and High Voltage Software


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See also