Go, Diego, Go

Common Sense Media says

Dora's cousin rescues animals and delights kids.





What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids learn about another culture and may pick up some Spanish.

Positive messages

The show promotes cooperation and teamwork, as well as cultural learning.

Positive role models

Diego, his older sister, and his animal friends work well together to rescue animals. Diego's sister is smart and resourceful.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that though this show is a spin-off of the popular Nick Jr. series Dora the Explorer (Diego is her cousin), it can hold its own. Diego Marquez is an explorer of the rain forests of Latin America. He lives alongside his computer-savvy older sister and many exotic animal friends. In each episode, Diego learns about an animal that is native to Latin America and saves it from a seemingly perilous situation. Though repetitive and clearly entertaining for preschoolers only, the show offers exposure to Latin American culture and demonstrates how a community can work together to help others.

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Kids say

What's the story?

It's no surprise the creators of the highly successful Dora the Explorer have sprung another show on Nick Jr., GO, DIEGO, GO, about Dora's eight-year-old cousin, an animal rescuer with the unique talent to communicate with animals. But unlike Dora, Diego's world is real -- the rainforests of Latin America. Each show focuses on a particular animal that is native to Latin America with Diego and the viewer learning interesting facts about it. Diego uses techno gadgets, his camera named "Click," and a computer to access important information about the animal. He also uses a Rescue Pack that can change into different modes of transportation, such as a parasail, hot air balloon, or raft to help him spring into action.

Is it any good?


By watching Go, Diego, Go, preschoolers learn more about the Latin world while becoming acquainted with a curious kid who never says no to an animal in need -- and the show's cultural component can't be underemphasized. Colorful visuals of the rainforest along with snappy Latin American music add to the flavor and richness of Diego's world. Diego speaks Spanish to his sister, friends, and you, the viewer. Also, the actors lending their voices are all Latin, including Rose Perez, the voice of Click.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the similarities in visuals to Dora, with computer game-like interactive animation. Which show do you like better? Why?

  • Diego also calls upon viewers many times to help him out by saying aloud different things about these animals, often in Spanish. How does the repetition help you learn?

TV details

Cast:Gabriela Aisenberg, Jake T. Austin, Rosie Perez
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Numbers and letters, Wild animals
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Parent of a 4 year old Written bydixee7 November 10, 2009

parents beware

I have become increasingly concerned about the content of Diego. i have seen many inaccuracies in the educational information portrayed. But most recently i was very disturbed by the Ana the Anaconda episode where Deigo needed to not only track an anaconda snake, but pick it up, pet it like a puppy and carry it around his neck. my 4 year old and i live in the Mohave desert, snakes are a common animal found here and it seemed irresponsible of the program to sow something that is so dangerous in real life situation. It's one thing to use imagintive play for learning in some situations, but something as dangerous as approaching a snake should never be used as a teaching tool without also including safety. 3 and 4 year olds cant tell the difference between a dangerous snake and a non-poisonous snake. i am really disappointed with this show.
Teen, 13 years old Written bysuper movie reviewer January 10, 2010

Go diego Go! No serisouly get out of here diego! GO!!!!

This dora wanna be has got to go! I mean this was a really good name for the tv show because everybody wants diego to GO! As in leave and never ever come back!!! Who agrees? if u agree compliment my review!!
Teen, 13 years old Written byF-Zero studios September 19, 2010

e.g. Perfect for my sister

she really loves this show and so do i, i think this is perfect for my 6 year old sister
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