El Tigre : The Adventures Of Manny Rivera

Nickelodeon (ended 2008)



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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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    Goddammit Nick! You had a really good show but alas it's all about the money, Isn't it? The reason they canceled this show was because it wasn't making them enough money...

    The reason they canceled this beloved show was BECAUSE IT WASN'T MAKING ENOUGH MONEY!

    The reason they canceled it is utter GARBAGE! This show had a very good plot, somewhat relateable characters (exept for the superpowers lol) and most of the characters were likable HELL EVEN THE VILLAINS WERE LIKABLE! They had a reasonable backstory and the show was also deciding Manny's fate (Villan like his grandpapi or, superhero like his dad) while tying in real problems, like your friend leaving you for someone "cooler" than you. and one of the villains had a "Senpai Shrine" of Manny's dad and was trying to get rid of Manny to hang out with his dad

    The show was funny and rarely had any disgusting moments in it unlike some shows on Nickelodeon. I just wish that Nick would bring back all the old good cartoons like this and the Mighty B! etc. and not air garbage like Breadwinners, Sanjay and Craig and Fanboy and Chum Chum.

    The voice acting was good on the ears unlike some cartoons that have main characters that you just want to tape their mouth shut after 3 seconds of their voice. This show brings back so many memories of my childhood and actually created my very first ship, the very last episode of this show made me so happy because THE SHIP KINDA CAME TRUE AND I WAS YOUNG TOO SO-

    overall this show deserves to be brought back, It was funny and also had adult jokes too, I mean we got Frida thrusting in a car XD

    and... Other jokes I can't think of right now lol

    this show needs more recognition unlike Breadwinners and Sanjay and Craigmoreless
  • 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.

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