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El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
Genre Animated action-comedy
Created by Sandra Equihua
Jorge R. Gutierrez
Written by Scott M. Gimple
Scott Kreamer
Doug Langdale
Jorge R. Gutierrez
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  USA [1]
Language(s) English[1]
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sandra Equihua
Jorge R. Gutierrez
Running time 24 minutes
(12 minutes per segment)
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Original run March 3, 2007 – September 18, 2008
Status ended
External links
Official website

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera is an animated series produced for Nickelodeon and Nicktoons Network. 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. It premiered on YTV on May 4, 2007. The entire series is available on iTunes as Season 1, Also on the "PlayStation Network" Store.

Contents

Premise

Set in the fictional crime-ridden Mexican city 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.

Origin

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 artist (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.

Episodes

Characters

Principal Voice Actors

  • Carlos Alazraqui - Grandpapi Rivera/Puma Loco, El Tarántula, Señor Chapi, Tiny, Lady Gobbler, Vice-Principal Chakal, Guero, Humberto, Jorge, Lupito, El Sombrerito, Zebra Donkey, Uno Rodriguez, Juana Kahlo
  • Eric Bauza - Rodolfo Rivera/White Pantera, Justice Jaguar, Principal Tonino, Takeshi Watanabe, Chorizo, Mikey, Cactus Kid, Toshiro Mifune/Cyber-Sumo, Dos Rodriguez, Tres Rodriguez, Lupita
  • Grey DeLisle - Frida Suárez, Cosmic Cleopatra, La Flama Dama, Voltura, Che Chapuza, Aaron Chokovich, Waldo, Audrey, Sophia Baffi
  • April Stewart - Maria Rivera/Plata Peligrosa
  • Alanna Ubach - Manny Rivera/El Tigre

Additional Voices

Spanish voice cast (Mexico)

  • Manny Rivera/El Tigre: Alfredo Leal
  • Frida Suárez: Diana Pérez
  • Rodolfo Rivera/White Pantera: Roberto Carrillo
  • Granpapi Rivera/Puma Loco: Roberto Espriú (1ra voz), José Luis Orozco (un episodio), Miguel Ángel Ghigliazza(2da voz).
  • María Rivera/Plata Peligrosa: Rebeca Gómez
  • Sartana de los Muertos: Anabel Méndez
  • Diego/Dr. Chipotle Jr., Toshiro/Cibersumo, Niño Cáctus, Che Chapuza : Irwin Daayán
  • Sergio/Señor Siniestro, Dr. Chipotle Padre, Señor Chapi, Narrador: Armando Coria
  • Zoe Aves/Cuervo Negro: Mayra Arellano, Norma Echevarría (un episodio).
  • Srita. Carmelita Aves/Buitrila: Gabriela Gómez, Patricia Palestino (un episodio).
  • Zoe Aves/Cuervo Negro (un episodio), Granmami Aves/Guajolota, Profesora Lupita: Patricia Acevedo
  • General Chapuza, Sub-Director Chakal: Ernesto Lezama
  • Django de los Muertos, Che Chapuza (segunda voz), Carlitos/Gemelo Águila Dorada: Miguel Ángel Leal
  • Carla/Gemela Águila Dorada: Lupita Leal
  • El Oso, Titán de Titanio: Raúl de la Fuente
  • Séptimo Samurái, Titán de Titanio (2da voz), Dr. Chipotle Padre Padre: Pedro D'Aguillon Jr.
  • El Cucharón: Carlos del Campo
  • Don Baffi: Carlos Águila
  • Voces adicionales: Eduardo Garza, Lupita Leal

Awards and nominations

Award Category Nominee Result
2007 Annie Awards Best Animated Television Production for Children El Tigre Won[2]
2007 Annie Awards Character Animation in a Television Production Monica Kennedy – El Tigre – Nominated[2]
2007 Annie Awards Character Design in an Animated Television Production Jorge R. Gutierrez – El Tigre “Fistful of Collars” Won[2]
2007 Annie Awards Music in an Animated Television Production Shawn Patterson – El Tigre “Yellow Pantera” Nominated[2]
2008 Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy Award Sandra Equihua, Character Designer for "El Tigre" for the episode "Enter the Cuervo" Won
2008 Annie Awards Writing in a Hard Wood Television Production or Short Form Scott Kreamer – El Tigre “Mustache Love” – Nickelodeon Unknown
2008 Annie Awards Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form Jorge Gutierrez – El Tigre “The Good, The Bad, The Tigre” Unknown

El Tigre's Decision of Destiny

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.[3] 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.

McDonald's Happy Meal

On January 18, 2008, McDonald's Happy Meal featured El Tigre toys. They include: El Tigre, White Pantera, Puma Loco, and Señor Sinestro.[4]

Video Game Appearances

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (video game)

Though El Tigre is a new show (aired officially in March 2007) El Tigre has been licensed in two video games so far; El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (video game), and he is featured in the Nintendo DS version of Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots

El Tigre has its own game at Nick Arcade: Festival De Las Piñatas and El Tigre is a playable character in Nick Arcade's Nicktoons HoverZone along with Spongebob, Patrick, Danny Phantom, Timmy Turner and Tak.

References

  1. ^ a b "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera", combined details, IMDB. Accessed on line February 20, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d "Legacy: 35th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2007)". International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood. http://annieawards.org/35thwinners.html. Retrieved 2009-03-05.  
  3. ^ El Tigre Decision of Destiny!
  4. ^ HappyMeal.com

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