Go, Diego, Go

Common Sense Media says

Dora's cousin rescues animals and delights kids.

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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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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.

Parents say

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?

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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
Network:Nickelodeon
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Numbers and letters, Wild animals
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Teen, 13 years old Written bysuper movie reviewer January 10, 2010
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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!!
Kid, 11 years old December 30, 2012
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5
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NO DIEGO NO!

I WISH THIS FAT PEICE OF POO WOULD GET THE HECK OUT OF HERE! I AM SICK OF HEARING THIS ANNOYING CRAP COME ON EVERY TIME I TURN ON THE TV! HIS NOSE IS tiny, HIS HEAD IS BIGGER THAN 3 FULL SIZED COCONUTS, HIS FACE IS UGLIER THAN A BABOONS BUTT, AND ID RATHER WATCH MY GRANDMA SLEEP ALL DAY THAN SEE THIS MORON DANCE AROUND ON A SCREEN ALL DAY! AND THEY ALWAYS SOLVE THE PROBLEM TO, THEY CAN NEVER MAKE THE PROBLEMS AT LEAST A LITTLE BIT TRICKEY! IT ANNOYS ME!
Kid, 10 years old May 18, 2010
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2
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3.5/1O

go diego go is about dora's cousin who lives in a random jungle with stupid talking animals and a random talking camera unlike dora this goes on REAL adventures how ever the show isnt good why not you ask? well diego is very brave and might give kids i deas on how to do some very dangeruos stuff all in all 3.5/1O

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