El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
GenreSuperhero fiction
Action-adventure
Slapstick
Comedy
Created byJorge R. Gutierrez
Sandra Equihua
Directed byDave Thomas
Gabe Swarr
Voices ofAlanna Ubach
Grey DeLisle
Eric Bauza
Carlos Alazraqui
April Stewart
ComposerShawn Patterson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26 (50 segments)
Production
Executive producersSandra Equihua
Jorge R. Gutierrez
Running time11 minutes (short-length episodes)
22 minutes (long-length specials)
Production companiesMexopolis
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
Network
ReleaseFebruary 19, 2007 (2007-02-19) –
September 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (sometimes shortened to El Tigre) is an American flash-animated television series created by Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua that premiered on Nickelodeon on February 19, 2007.[1] The series centers on a 13-year-old boy named Manny Rivera who is trying his best to choose between being good or evil while dealing with bizarre enemies, aiming to gain his belt's buckle to become a tiger-themed superhero known as "El Tigre". There are two paths Manny must choose between in the show, either to become the son of a legendary hero known as "White Pantera" and the grandson of an evil super villain known as "Puma Loco". The show is set in Miracle City, a fictional city based on and located at Tijuana, where Jorge grew up. The series was produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and was animated using Adobe Flash. A total of 26 episodes were produced, before it was cancelled.

Premise

Set in the fictional crime-ridden Mexican-American metropolis of Miracle City, El Tigre follows the adventures of Manny Rivera, a 13-year-old boy with superpowers trying to choose between being good or evil. Manny's father is a superhero known as White Pantera and wants Manny to grow up to be good and fight evil. Manny's Grandfather is a supervillain known as Puma Loco who thinks Manny should go to the dark side.

Characters

Protagonists

Antagonists

Recurring characters

Production

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 in the show were based on actual events or parts of Jorge's life. His father was an architect (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 superheroes and supervillains. The city Miracle City is likely based on Tijuana, where Jorge grew up.

This was the first Nicktoon to be fully animated in Adobe Flash after O'Grady, which was exclusive to The N. The animation of the series was a split between Boulder Media in Ireland and 6 Point Harness in the United States.

El Tigre's Decision of Destiny

On January 25, 2008, Nickelodeon allowed viewers to vote on the ending of an episode, deciding whether El Tigre would choose the path of heroism or villainy.[2] "The Good, the Bad, and the Tigre" premiered later that same day with the ending chosen by the voters. Voters ultimately chose the heroic ending, in which El Tigre defeated Django and Sartana. If the villainous ending had been chosen, he would have helped Django and Sartana conquer the world, but turned against them by launching them through space to take the empire for himself and Frida, and ruled over the world into old age. After they remembered to free the now elderly White Pantera and Puma Loco from all their tyrannical fun, their reunion was interrupted when Sartana and Django recruited an army of aliens to retake her throne, in which the Rivera men (along with Frida who rides a mech) leap into action to battle Sartana, which cuts with the title "The End?".

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
code
Nickelodeon
1a"Sole of a Hero"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by : Dave Thomas, Scott Kreamer, and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Fred GonzalesMarch 3, 2007 (2007-03-03)101a
While "borrowing" Rodolfo's supercharged Bronze Boots of Truth, Manny and Frida break them. Manny covers it up until Rodolfo slips into a depression after being beaten by El Oso.
1b"Night of the Living Guacamole"Dave ThomasDoug Langdale
Story by : Jorge R. Gutierrez, Dave Thomas, and Bill Motz & Bob Roth
Fred OsmondFebruary 19, 2007 (2007-02-19)101b
Manny spends money on a laser tattoo maker instead of some expensive guacamole, so Manny gets some for free from a disguised Dr. Chipotle Jr. which turns Rodolfo and Grandpapi into guacamole zombies.
2a"Enter the Cuervo"Dave ThomasScott KreamerRicky GardunoMarch 3, 2007 (2007-03-03)102a
Manny spends his time with a new supervillainess named Black Cuervo, nearly ruining his friendship with Frida (and her fiesta) in the process.
2b"Fistful of Collars"Dave ThomasScott Gimple
Story by : Scott Gimple and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Luke CormicanMarch 3, 2007 (2007-03-03)102b
While making some roller skates, Manny and Frida earn money for finding the town's lost pets so they can buy Luxe roller skates and scooters then earn a bigger cash reward if they return a Chihuahua named Taco to his rightful owner.
3a"Fool's Goal"Dave ThomasRob Humphrey & John Behnke and Doug Langdale
Story by: Scott Kreamer
Kevin Kaliher and Dave ThomasMarch 10, 2007 (2007-03-10)104a
Grandpapi decides to coach Manny's soccer team, with disastrous results.
3b"El Tigre, El Jefe"Dave ThomasScott Gimple
Story by : Scott Gimple and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Eddie TriguerosMarch 10, 2007 (2007-03-10)104b
Manny helps his friends and classmates at Escuela get better grades. but when he gets carried away, Frida and classmates unknowingly consult a supervillain to go against him.
4a"Zebra Donkey"Dave ThomasScott M. Gimple
Story by : Dave Thomas
Brandon Kruse and Dave ThomasMarch 17, 2007 (2007-03-17)103a
Manny cares for the town's mascot Zebra Donkey but after accidentally killing him, Manny and Frida use Sartana of the Dead's Golden Guitar of Doom to resurrect him, unaware of the grave consequences.
4b"Adios Amigos"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Dave Thomas, Jorge R. Gutierrez, and Scott Kreamer
Ricky GardunoMarch 17, 2007 (2007-03-17)103b
During a dangerous day at a carnival, Manny encounters the Titanium Titan, a former superhero with shapeshifting titanium arms. To keep Frida out of harm's way from the Titan, Manny must end his friendship with Frida.
5a"The Mother of All Tigres"Dave ThomasScott M. Gimple
Story by: Scott M. Gimple and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Eddie TriguerosApril 7, 2007 (2007-04-07)105a
When Manny's mother, Maria, comes to visit, Manny and friends are afraid he'll be forced to live with her due to Miracle City's bad status. They then decided to show her that Miracle City isn't all that bad.
5b"Old Money"Dave ThomasScott M. Gimple
Story by: Scott M. Gimple and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Fred GonzalesApril 7, 2007 (2007-04-07)105b
Manny and Frida help a group of retired supervillains get their money back from Sartana of the Dead. But just because they're retired, doesn't mean they are no longer supervillains.
6a"The Late Manny Rivera"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Luke CormicanApril 21, 2007 (2007-04-21)106a
Manny and Frida must be at the Escuela in time or they will be forced to go to separate schools.
6b"Party Monsters"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by: Tracy Berna, Jorge R. Gutierrez, and Dave Thomas
Ben JonesApril 21, 2007 (2007-04-21)106b
Manny and Frida accidentally ruin a group of geeky kids' game night but when The Mustache Mafia attack, they must work together to defeat them.
7a"The Mustache Kid"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Ricky GardunoMay 5, 2007 (2007-05-05)107a
Manny is tired of being a kid so he enlists the help of Dr. Chipotle Jr. to give him a sentient mustache named Raul in exchange for his El Tigre belt.
7b"Puma Licito"Dave ThomasScott KreamerBrandon KruseMay 5, 2007 (2007-05-05)107b
When Manny overhears Rodolfo and Maria voice their concern over Grandpapi being a bad influence on him, Manny and Frida uses his suit to do heroic things to prove he isn't a bad influence. But Grandpapi might not be ok with this.
8a"Miracle City Worker"Dave Thomas and Gabe SwarrScott M. Gimple
Story by: Scott M. Gimple and Doug Langdale
Luke CormicanMay 12, 2007 (2007-05-12)108a
Maria tries to reform supervillains into becoming good citizens but Manny isn't convinced they can change.
8b"Dia de los Malos"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Tracy Berna and Dave Thomas
Luke CormicanMay 12, 2007 (2007-05-12)108b
Manny is rejected as a hero by other superheroes while attending a superhero convention. But when Sartana Of The Dead and other supervillains run amok and trap the heroes at the convention, it is up to Manny to prove them wrong and save the day.
9a"Yellow Pantera"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Eddie TriguerosJune 16, 2007 (2007-06-16)109a
Upon learning Rodolfo retreated from a fight with El Mal Verde, Manny is disappointed his father acted cowardly and tries to face El Mal Verde himself.
9b"Rising Son"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Jorge R. Gutierrez and Tracy Berna
Fred GonzalesJune 16, 2007 (2007-06-16)109b
When The Seventh Samurai visits the Rivera household, Manny and Frida take his son, Toshiro, around Miracle City for him to become a real independent superhero.
10a"The Curse of the Albino Burrito"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Jorge R. Gutierrez and Tracy Berna
Dave Knott and Dave ThomasSeptember 21, 2007 (2007-09-21)110a
When an aspiring superhero kid named Davi asks Manny to help him become a hero, Manny and Frida trick him into doing their chores. But when Manny and his family are in danger, it's up to Davi to be a hero and save them.
10b"La Tigresa"Dave ThomasScott Gimple
Story by : Scott Gimple and Jorge Gutierrez
Fred GonzalesSeptember 21, 2007 (2007-09-21)110b
Tired of being powerless, Frida "borrows" Manny's belt and becomes the superheroine "La Tigresa."
11a"Ballad of Frida Suarez"Dave ThomasScott M. Gimple
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott M. Gimple
Dave Knott, Luke Cormican, Gabe Swarr,
Eddie Trigueros, and Dave Thomas
September 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)113a
After El Tigre suffers a humiliating defeat against Sartana Of The Dead, Frida writes a hit song about it. But she soon lets the fame go to her head.
11b"Fool Speed Ahead"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Brandon KruseSeptember 28, 2007 (2007-09-28)113b
Grandpapi and Manny must win the Supervillain Grand Prix or the Riveras will be forced to leave Miracle City forever.
12a"Miracle City Undercover"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Eddie TriguerosOctober 5, 2007 (2007-10-05)112a
When Raul the Mustache is framed for a crime, Manny must go undercover with the Mustache Mafia to prove Raul's innocence.
12b"Bride of Puma Loco"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Sean Szeles and Brandon KruseOctober 5, 2007 (2007-10-05)112b
When Grandpapi and Sartana Of The Dead unexpectedly announce their engagement, Manny and Frida do everything they can to keep the wedding from happening.
13a"Eye Caramba"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Scott Gimple and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Ricky GardunoOctober 12, 2007 (2007-10-12)111a
After winning Lady Gobbler's glass eye, Manny gives the glass eye to Rodolfo, both unaware the eye is actually a surveillance camera, with The Flock Of Fury watching White Pantera's every move.
13b"Clash of the Titan"Dave ThomasScott Gimple
Story by : Scott Gimple and Jorge Gutierrez
Ricky GardunoOctober 12, 2007 (2007-10-12)111b
When The Titanium Titan returns and claims he has become good again, he joins forces with White Pantera and El Tigre to fight crime. But has the Titan really changed his ways?
14"The Grave Escape"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer and Doug Langdale
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Ricky Garduno and Eddie TriguerosOctober 19, 2007 (2007-10-19)114
In this two-part episode, Sartana Of The Dead attacks the Riveras during Dia De Los Muertos, which sends Manny and Frida to The Land Of The Dead. There, Manny must enlist the help of his ancestors to return to the living world and save his family before he and Frida become forever trapped as skeletons in The Land Of The Dead.
15a"Burrito's Little Helper"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Scott Kreamer
Fred GonzalesNovember 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)115a
Manny is forced to become Davi's sidekick after Davi gets him out of trouble.
15b"Crouching Tigre, Hidden Dragon"Dave ThomasBrandon Sawyer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Luke CormicanNovember 2, 2007 (2007-11-02)115b
When a superhero trio asks Manny due to his street smarts, Rodolfo tries to impress them by being street smart as well.
16a"The Cactus Kid"Dave ThomasBrandon Sawyer
Story by: Scott Kreamer and Jorge Gutierrez
Brandon KruseNovember 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)116a
Grandpapi feels Manny isn't becoming the supervillain he wants him to be so he uses an aspiring supervillain named "The Cactus Kid" to make Manny jealous.
16b"A Mother's Glove"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Brandon Sawyer and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Sean SzelesNovember 9, 2007 (2007-11-09)116b
Manny discovers his mother, Maria, used to be a superheroine known as "Plata Peligrosa" before she quit. But when Manny tricks Maria into becoming Plata Peligrosa, he'll discover why she quit being a superhero in the first place.
17"The Good, the Bad, and the Tigre"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Luke Cormican and Fred GonzalesJanuary 25, 2008 (2008-01-25)118
In the second two-part episode of the series, Manny is tired of being treated as a child by everyone. But when Sartana Of The Dead announces her retirement, Manny attempts to prove himself by entering Sartana's competition to find her successor, while slowly going into the supervillain side.
18a"A Fistful of Nickels"Dave ThomasThomas Hart and Doug Langdale
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Thomas Hart
Dave Thomas2005 (2005) (original pilot version)119a
June 16, 2008 (2008-06-16) (remake)
After accidentally destroying The Rivera house and killing the family parrot, Manny tries to repay the damages by stealing money from supervillains.
18b"Animales"Dave ThomasStory by : Sean Szeles, Scott Kreamer, Dave Thomas, Gabe Swarr, and Jorge GutierrezSean SzelesJune 16, 2008 (2008-06-16)119b
The family pets, Little Mule and Señor Chapi, attempt to retrieve a stolen item from the pets across the street.
19a"Tigre + Cuervo Forever"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Jorge R. Gutierrez
Ricky GardunoJune 17, 2008 (2008-06-17)120a
Manny begins to date Black Cuervo to retrieve information of The Flock of Fury's crimes to tip off his dad so he could stop them. But Manny soon learns why he shouldn't take advantage of a girl's feelings.
19b"The Thing That Ate Frida's Brain"Dave ThomasBrandon Sawyer
Story by: Brandon Sawyer and Jorge Gutierrez
Eddie TriguerosJune 17, 2008 (2008-06-17)120b
After Frida slowly starts to turn into a zombie hungry for brains, Manny must find a way to cure her before she turns into a complete zombie.
20a"Stinking Badges"Gabe SwarrScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Luke CormicanJune 18, 2008 (2008-06-18)121a
To win her father's respect, Frida begins to take the credit for all the crimes El Tigre stops. But her older twin sisters soon see through her scheme.
20b"Mech Daddy"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Jorge Gutierrez and Doug Langdale
Fred GonzalesJune 18, 2008 (2008-06-18)121b
Manny and Frida take control of a mecha supervillain named Giant Robot Sanchez.
21a"The Return of Plata Peligrosa"Gabe SwarrScott Kreamer
Story by : Dave Thomas and Scott Kreamer
Gabe Swarr, Katie Rice,
Fred Osmond, and Dave Feiss
June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)122a
Rodolfo begins to fall for Maria after she becomes Plata Peligrosa. It's up to Manny and Frida to convince Rodolfo Maria isn't herself when she's a superheroine.
21b"Chupacabros!"Dave ThomasEddie Guzelian
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Sean SzelesJune 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)122b
After finding a chupacabra, Manny decides to keep it as a pet and name it "Chui". But when the local goats go missing, Manny learns Chui eats goats and must release him into the wild to keep him from eating more.
22a"Love and War"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Jorge Gutierrez and Tracy Berna
Eddie TriguerosJune 20, 2008 (2008-06-20)117a
When Dr. Chipotle Jr. and Señor Siniestro fall in love with Frida, they fight to win her affection. But when they realize she prefers to be with Manny, they come up with a plot to eliminate him.
22b"Wrong and Dance"Dave ThomasBrandon Sawyer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Ricky GardunoJune 20, 2008 (2008-06-20)117b
Manny enlists the help of Grandpapi to attract a group of mean girls to go to the school dance with him.
Nicktoons
23a"Oso Solo Mio"Gabe SwarrBrandon Sawyer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Ricky GardunoAugust 7, 2008 (2008-08-07)123a
Manny and Frida try to help supervillain El Oso win the heart of his true love.
23b"Silver Wolf"Dave ThomasTracy Berna
Story by : Eddie Trigueros and Jorge R. Gutierrez
Eddie TriguerosAugust 7, 2008 (2008-08-07)123b
Manny and Frida's friendship deteriorates after Frida abandons Manny to spend more time with a popular teen supervillain named Silver Wolf.
24a"The Cuervo Project"Dave ThomasHenry Gilroy
Story by : Jorge R. Gutierrez
Fred GonzalesAugust 8, 2008 (2008-08-08)124a
Frida's nemesis, Zoe Aves, is grouped with Manny and Frida for a science fair project. But when Frida starts to suspect Zoe might be Black Cuervo, she and Manny try to prove it.
24b"The Golden Eagle Twins"Gabe SwarrScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Luke Cormican and Ricky GardunoAugust 8, 2008 (2008-08-08)124b
Manny and Frida start to hang out with beloved local heroes, The Golden Eagle Twins, to learn how to be heroes like them. However, they soon realize The Golden Eagle Twins may not be as noble as they seem.
25a"Dia de los Padres"Gabe SwarrHenry Gilroy
Story by: Jorge Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Luke CormicanSeptember 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)125a
Manny teams up with Dr. Chipotle Jr. to give their fathers a gift for Father's Day. But can Dr. Chipotle Jr. be trusted?
25b"Mustache Love"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by: Jorge R. Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Sean SzelesSeptember 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)125b
To help Raul The Mustache win the heart of his date, Manny agrees to go on a date with a not-so-attractive girl named Sophia.
26a"Back to Escuela"Dave ThomasScott Kreamer
Story by : Jorge Gutierrez and Scott Kreamer
Eddie TriguerosSeptember 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)126a
To steal an artifact on display at Manny's school, Grandpapi decides to attend school with him.
26b"No Boots, No Belt, No Brero"Gabe SwarrDoug Langdale
Story by : Jorge R. Gutierrez, Sandra Equihua, and Scott Kreamer
Ricky GardunoSeptember 13, 2008 (2008-09-13)126b
The Riveras' reckless actions due to family tension causes them to be stripped from their powers and attend family counseling. They soon learn to put their differences aside and work together as a family to save Miracle City.

Broadcast

El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera had its first screening on January 19, 2007, at the first-ever Nickelodeon Creative Summit held in San Juan, Puerto Rico as a special treat for the 60 exclusive attendees. Later sneak peeks of the series premiered on February 19, 2007. The series then premiered regularly on March 3, 2007 and it has aired for both networks. Each half-hour episode consists of two 11-minute segments, with the two exceptions being "The Grave Escape" and "The Good, The Bad, and the Tigre", which are double-length episodes. The series had its Canadian debut on YTV on May 4, 2007.

Nickelodeon would continue to air the series up until June 20, 2008, shortly after an airing of the episodes "Love and War" and "Wrong and Dance". The show would later move to Nicktoons Network starting on August 7, 2008, with the episodes "Oso Solo Mio" and "Silver Wolf". The series finished its original run on September 13, 2008 after a total of 26 episodes. Since the series ended, reruns continued to air on Nicktoons until February 10, 2018, before making a surprise comeback on May 5, 2021 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Four episodes of the series were aired on TeenNick's NickRewind block for a very short time from March 20 to April 17, 2021.

The series is currently available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video digitally. It was also available on the PlayStation Network Store. A few clips of the series were available for viewing on the Nickelodeon website. Since July 26, 2023, the entire series was added to Paramount+.

Merchandise

Video games

A videogame based on the series, also titled El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, was released for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 in 2007. The series also had several internet browser-based games on Nickelodeon's official website, including a fighting game that could be downloaded through the Nick Arcade website, titled Festival De Las Piñatas. El Tigre was also a playable character in several Nickelodeon-crossover browser games, including Nick Arcade's Nicktoons HoverZone.

El Tigre is a playable character in the Nintendo DS version of Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots, and he also makes a non-playable cameo appearance in Nicktoons MLB. El Tigre appears as a playable character in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, along with a stage based on the Miracle City volcano arena.[3]

Toys

McDonald's Happy Meal featured El Tigre toys for a limited time in January 2008. They include El Tigre, White Pantera, Puma Loco, and Señor Sinestro.

Home media

The second segment of the first episode titled "Night of the Living Guacamole" was to be featured on the Nick Picks Vol. 6 DVD, with a release date for August 7, 2007. However, the DVD was cancelled for unknown reasons.[4] The episode "The Grave Escape" was included on a downloadable digital DVD available on iTunes called Nickelodeon Shocktober! Vol. 1, along with select episodes of Zoey 101, The Naked Brothers Band, and iCarly. The complete series DVD was released as Season 1 on a six-disc set on November 23, 2011, as a manufacture on demand Amazon exclusive.[5] An international version of the Season 1 DVD, titled Día De Los Malos (or O Día Dos Maus in Brazil), was released on the same day. Unlike the season 1 manufacture on demand DVD, this one was sold in Mexico and Brazil. However, not all episodes from Season 1 were released in this DVD.

Title Episode count Release date Episodes
Nick Picks Vol. 6 1 "Night of the Living Guacamole"

Print media

Nickelodeon featured comics for El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera in Nickelodeon Magazine. The first comic, "Puma's Paw", was featured in the March 2007 issue.

An upcoming art book, titled "The Art of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera" is scheduled to be released on July 9, 2024.

Other appearances

The characters Manny, Frida, and Grandpapi/Puma Loco make an appearance during a 2D animated scene in The Book of Life which is Jorge R. Gutierrez' first feature-length film. A wallpaper with El Tigre's design can be seen in a later scene as well as White Pantera in another scene.

El Oso (renamed as Bear Killah) appeared as a recurring character in Maya and the Three (also created by Jorge R. Gutierrez).

Reception

Critical

Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave the series three out of five stars; saying that, “Tweens will enjoy the zany characters and exaggerated stories, but parents might take issue with the young characters' penchant for troublemaking, the absence of a strong role model for Manny, and the overall lack of repercussions for his questionable behavior.”[6] The first season received an approval rating of 100% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, based on six reviews.[7]

Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew wrote that "El Tigre offers hands down the most dynamic implementation of Flash I’ve ever seen in an animated TV series, seamlessly combining the cinematic possibilities more commonly associated with 3D CGI alongside the organic appeal of drawn animation," while also stating that the series has an "annoying tendency to stage too many scenes on slants and diagonals, voice acting performances that I couldn’t understand."[8]

Awards and nominations

Award Category Nominee Result
35th Annie Awards[9] Best Animated Television Production for Children El Tigre Won
Character Animation in a Television Production Monica Kennedy – El Tigre Nominated
Character Design in an Animated Television Production Jorge R. Gutierrez – El Tigre "Fistful of Collars" Won
Music in an Animated Television Production Shawn PattersonEl Tigre "Yellow Pantera" Nominated
36th Annie Awards[10] Writing in an Animated Television Production or Short Form Scott Kreamer – El Tigre "Mustache Love" – Nickelodeon Nominated
Character Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form Jorge Gutierrez – El Tigre "The Good, The Bad and The Tigre" Nominated
35th Daytime Emmy Awards[11][12] Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation Sandra Equihua, Character Designer Won
Jorge Gutierrez, Character Designer Won
Gerald de Jesus, Art Direction Won
Eddie Trigueros, Storyboard Won
36th Daytime Emmy Awards[13][14] Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program Dave Thomas, Gabe Swarr & Andrea Romano Won

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  5. ^ "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera: Season 1 (The Complete Series)". Nickelodeon. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
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