New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–February 8, 2006–Diego and Dora team up to help bring two lost little bears back home on a new episode of Nick Jr.’s hit preschool series Go, Diego, Go!, entitled “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears.” The new episode will premiere on Nick Jr. on Presidents Day, Monday, February 20 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT), during “Ready, Set, Rescue!” a three-hour marathon of Go, Diego, Go! episodes (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., ET/PT).
On “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears,” Dora finds two lost little spectacled bears Chito and Rita, in the rainforest, and brings them to her cousin Diego’s Animal Rescue Center for help. Diego checks his field journal and discovers that spectacled bears live in tree nests in the cloud forest. Dora and Diego set off to take the bears back home and build them a new tree nest. The journey takes them out of the rainforest, as the duo go zip cording across a big cliff to the cloud forest where they climb a tree and together help Chito and Rita build a new home.
Go, Diego, Go!, the #1 preschool show on commercial television, airs at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) weekdays on Nick Jr. and weekends on CBS (check local listings). In each episode, 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 (Constanza Sperakis), 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.
Nick Jr.’s President’s Day marathon will run as follows (all times ET/PT):
9:00 a.m. – “Diego Saves Baby Humpback Whale”: A baby humpback whale is beached on a rocky island and can’t get back into the ocean! Diego sets off to save the whale, and he runs through a rainforest obstacle course, and swims with Tuga the Leatherback Sea Turtle past jellyfish and sharks. Diego shows the other humpback whales how to make huge waves that lift the baby beached whale into the ocean and back to her mommy!
9:30 a.m. – “Cool Water for Ana the Anaconda”: It’s so hot outside and the river where Ana the Anaconda lives has dried out! Diego must get Ana to cool water before she gets too hot, while Alicia searches for another river with water. Along the way, Diego and Ana sing a “slither and slide” song and run from shady tree to shady tree to keep Ana out of the sun. When the Bobo Brothers break a bridge they need to cross, Ana squeezes the bridge together because anacondas love to squeeze! Finally, Diego and Ana reach Alicia at the new river, where the rest of Ana’s anaconda friends are cooling off.
10:00 a.m. – “A Booboo On The Pygmy Marmoset”: A tiny papi and baby pygmy marmoset are stuck in the Prickly Thorns, and Diego and Alicia head out to rescue them. Papi and Baby have booboos, so Diego and Alicia search for a healing tree along the way to help them feel better. Papi and Baby also need to bring home food to their family, and Diego and Alicia find a tree with their favorite meal — tree sap! They set off with Papi and Baby to their home so they can feed their whole family.
10:30 a.m. – “Linda The Librarian”: Alicia is opening a new library on the mountain top. Linda the Llama was supposed to bring the books for the library, but she’s running very late! Diego finds Linda the Llama in time for the big library opening, but he first must goes up and down the Rocky Mountains by saying “arriba” and “abajo.” When a big wind blows away the library books, it’s up to the viewer to find them. Finally, Diego and Linda reach the library just as all the kids arrive to pick out their new books.
11:00 a.m. – “A Blue Morpho Butterfly Is Born!”: A new Blue Morpho Butterfly is born at the Rescue Center, but as he breaks out of his cocoon, Baby Jaguar roars excitedly and scares him away. With the help of Click, Diego finds Blue Morpho hiding inside a very cold cave. Butterflies get sick in the cold and cannot fly, so Diego rescues him and finds some delicious rotten fruit for him to eat. On their way back to the rainforest, the viewers help Blue Morpho scare away a Jay Bird, and then they sing “vuela” to help Blue Morpho fly. Diego and Blue Morpho get back to the rainforest and join Baby Jaguar, who becomes fast friends with the butterfly.
11:30 a.m. – “Chito and Rita the Spectacled Bears” (*PREMIERE): See description above.
Go Diego Go! was created and is executive produced by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh, the same team behind the phenomenal hit show Dora the Explorer. Dora’s groundbreaking multicultural success has been evidenced by numerous awards including the Peabody, ALMA, Imagen and several Daytime Emmy nominations. Dora the Explorer is currently seen in more than 74 countries in 15 languages.
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