Manny Rivera is a regular 13-year-old boy who is having trouble using his powers as the masked warrior El Tigre. His best friend Frida is very protective, but she can also get him into trouble. He wants to be good, but being bad is much more fun! He comes from a long line of guys with superpowers. His dad a former superhero, once known as the White Pantera, wants Manny to grow up good and fight evil just like him. But Manny's Grandpapi, a retired super villain known as the Puma Loco, thinks Manny should go on the darkside. Created by Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua, a husband and wife team, El Tigre is a wonderful Mexican-folk inspired cartoon, that all audiences should enjoy.
The show originated in the U.S. and airs on Nickelodeon. Each season has 20 episodes, and takes about 8-10 months to complete one. The running time is around 25 mins. for each episode. El Tigre translated in English means "The Tiger" which resembeles Manny's superpowers. Currently new episodes air at 10:30 a.m. EST on saturday mornings. The pilot episode ranked in over 3 million viewers making it the highest rated saturday morning show ever to air on Nickelodeon.
Manny Rivera/El Tigre
For the most part, Manny Rivera is a well-meaning kid with the energy and the spirit of a hero. But Manny is no goody-two-shoes. He's also got some serious supervillian potential. When he spins his mystical belt buckle, Manny transforms into the brave and powerful El Tigre, who struggles with whether to use his superpowers for good or evil.
Frida is Manny's best friend. But she's not always the best influence on Manny. She always has his back when he's in trouble, but she is usually the one who gets him into it. Frida is up for just about anything, the superpower stuff doesn't phase her.
Rodolfo Rivera/White Pantera
Manny's father Rodolfo is a good old-fashioned dad, complete with rules and orders that Manny doesn't always follow. He is also a semi-retired super-hero known as the White Pantera.
Grandpapi Rivera/Puma Loco
Manny's Grandpapi is the nicest old man out there. But he is also evil to the core, and wants Manny to be the same way. He is a retired super-villian known as Puma Loco. To describe his relationship with his son (Manny's super-hero father) it would be: love/hate.moreless