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El Tigre : The Adventures Of Manny Rivera

Nickelodeon (ended 2008)



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El Tigre : The Adventures Of Manny Rivera

Show Summary

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.

Basic Notes

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.

Character Guide

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 Faurez

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
Alanna Ubach

Alanna Ubach

Manny Rivera / El Tigre

Carlos Alazraqui

Carlos Alazraqui

Grandpapi Rivera / Puma Loco

Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle

Frida Suarez

Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza

Rodolfo Rivera / White Pantera

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  • One of the great short-lived Nicktoons.

    El Tigre was a great cartoon but unfortunately it ended too soon along with Catscratch and The X's. El Tigre is a great cartoon but it is a ripoff of Mucha Lucha (which I have not seen). Overall, El Tigre is a great cartoon, too bad it's ended.
  • No offense but

    This show isn't that good. It has bad characters, bad animation, bad story line, annoying characters, and it rip offs mucha lucha.
  • Nick should bring this wonderful seris back!!!!

    Man i love this show alot and i have no idea why nick would end this wonderful seris!!!

    Let me name the great things about this show!!!

    1.Great comedy

    2.Great charecters


    4.great couple i mean come on this show was wonderful and when i found out it was cancelled i was so sad!!! Nick should get off there lazy butts and bring this show back i mean if they brougt this show back maybe there ratings might go higher and they will get more popular and i have a feeling they will be sorry they ever cancelled this wonderful seris so BRING IT BACK!!!!!!moreless
  • I Can't Believe this Show was Canceled...

    I loved this show, back when it was still popular. I don't remember much, but I remember it being funny, and I loved the charaters. I watched it every night before bed.

    I remember some of the episodes, and the creative plots. I also find it unique that the plot took place in Mexico. Don't see many of those kinda of shows anymore.
  • Weird artwork,unlikable characters,horrible plots and is possibly one of the most awkward Nicktoons you will ever watch

    If you can guess one of the most awkward Nicktoons of all time,your guess will probably El Tigre. The show takes place in Mexico,where it focuses on a boy named Manny Rivera,who is really a superhero named El Tigre. So basically,this doesn't have an original idea,but it gets worse. For starters,the animation and artwork. Everybody has just weird designs,and all of the settings look brand,because all of them are colored orange. The characters are just unlikable. Manny is a trouble maker,and never listens to anybody. His dad is just a generic tough guy,the grandpa is OK,but cannot save the show and the villains are just awkward. Frida seemed like the only good character of the show. She was awesome,and got a laugh out of me. The plots are just ridiculous. Most of them rely on Manny getting into trouble,so he becomes El Tigre to make things WORSE,but even without that plot,the show still has god awful plots like trying to get to school on time or spending money on a tattoo instead of guacamole. Overall,I will just describe this show as awkward. The animation is bad,the characters are unlikable,and is just unoriginal. If you want a good mexican cartoon,watch Mucha Lucha!.moreless

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good vs. evil, beings from another world, Tweens, moral dilemmas, child hero