"Diego’s Arctic Rescue" Debuts on Nickelodeon on Sept 18, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced a new hour-long Go, Diego Go! special set to debut on Friday, September 18, 2009, at 10:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific). In “Diego’s Arctic Rescue,” Diego and his friend Baby Jaguar are visiting the Arctic Wildlife Rescue Center when they are called on to help a brace of stranded baby polar bears. Dora the Explorer will also guest-star to help out in a pinch.
The full press release follows:
DIEGO AND DORA REUNITE A FAMILY OF POLAR BEARS IN THE NEW HOUR-LONG GO, DIEGO, GO! SPECIAL
“DIEGO’S ARCTIC RESCUE”
PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPT. 18, AT 10AM (ET/PT) ON NICKELODEON
In “Diego’s Arctic Rescue,” Diego and Baby Jaguar are visiting the Arctic Wildlife Rescue Center playing with the polar bears when they suddenly hear a cry for help from a Mommy Polar Bear. Diego jet-skis out to rescue her and learn that her baby polar bears are stuck all alone on an island and have no access to food. Diego, joined by his sister Alicia, use a boat and a beluga whale to find the baby polar bears on the island, but then the whale takes off and they have no way to get back. Enter Dora the Explorer who flies in on a rescue helicopter, picking up Diego, Alicia and the baby polar bears. But the group must overcome one more hurdle – a snowstorm – before reuniting with all the animals at the rescue center.
In each episode of Go, Diego, Go!, Diego (Jake T. Austin) receives a call for help at his Animal Rescue Center in the rainforest. With help from his friends, high-tech gadgets and viewers at home, Diego identifies and locates the animal in trouble and the adventure begins. Diego is joined by his 11-year-old sister Alicia (Serena Kerrigan), a computer whiz who is also bilingual and easily switches between speaking English and Spanish. Baby Jaguar is the animal closest to Diego’s heart, and his youthful eagerness sometimes puts him in precarious situations. Other characters include Click (Rosie Perez), a high-tech camera with a knack for locating lost animals; Rescue Pack, a messenger bag that can transform into any form of transportation that Diego needs, like a boat, snowboard or parasail; and the Bobo Brothers, a mischievous pair of spider monkeys. Diego’s cousin Dora also makes guest appearances in the series.
Go, Diego, Go! is created and executive produced by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes, the same team behind the phenomenal hit show Dora the Explorer.