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Go, Diego Go! - Moonlight Rescue

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Nickelodeon's popular cartoon series DORA THE EXPLORER has charmed little girls everywhere with the fun-filled escapades of its adorable bilingual heroine. Preschool boys get their own chance at excitement with the spinoff series GO DIEGO DO! which centers … see full wiki

Release Date: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
1 review about Go, Diego Go! - Moonlight Rescue

Help Diego Rescue the Pieces of the Moon and Save Animals

  • Apr 8, 2008
Rating:
+5
Pros: Interactive episodes that encourage viewers to help, never before seen episodes

Cons: Poor special features

The Bottom Line: Great DVD for Go, Diego, Go fans with never before seen episodes, however, it lacks any good special features.

Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot.

This DVD contains a never before seen movie of the Nick Jr. Go, Diego, Go! show. The DVD, however, is not really a movie (as a sticker on the box led me to believe), but rather is basically just three episodes that have never been shown on television before. The Go, Diego, Go! show is sort of a spin-off from Dora the Explorer and appeals more to boys than the Dora show because the main character in this series is Diego, Dora's male cousin. The show shares similarities to Dora in how the show works with their being a goal and problem solving to accomplish the task for the episode or movie. Instead of the Map showing the way, as in the Dora show, Diego has an anthropomorphic Camera that helps show him where to go. The Go, Diego, Go! show focus a lot on animals and in almost every episode or movie Diego rescues at least one animal as part of is adventure. At the end of each episode Diego quizzes viewers on some of the facts learned about animals and it creates a puzzle photo as the facts answers are revealed.

The main feature on this DVD is the episode called "Tuga Helps the Moon." This is a double length episode, but being only 45 minutes I would not count it as a movie, which I think the sticker on the DVD was doing. The episode begins with Diego and his family on the beach for moonlight story time. The episode then becomes Diego telling a story about Luna, the moon, being broken into pieces and falling from the sky when hit by a comet. This leads Diego to go on an adventure to find the pieces of Luna with the help of Tuga, a turtle, in order to restore Luna to the sky and lead the baby sea turtles to the water. This episode is a fun adventure that teaches about turtles and problem solving, as well as actually in the end makes sure to explain that Luna falling apart is just a story and not likely to actually happen.

The second episode on the DVD is called "Rainforest Rhapsody." In this episode Diego and his sister, Alicia, are preparing for a concert when Puma scares away the animals participating including the Hummingbird and Howler Monkey. This leads to Diego going on an adventure to find the animals and explain that Puma just wanted to sing while Puma stays behind to help Alicia prepare for the concert and to learn the song. The main animal that Diego teaches about in this episode is the Tree Frog.

The third episode and final episode is called "Rhea is an Animal Rescuer." In this episode Diego rescues a Rhea (an ostrich like bird) before he falls off a cliff when the Rhea is being teased by flying cuckoo birds. The rhea feels bad because he cannot fly, but Diego teaches him that he has other great skills such as the ability to run fast. The Rhea becomes an animal rescuer and helps Diego rescue baby cuckoo birds.

Overall this is a good Go, Diego, Go! DVD for fans of the show because it has episodes that have not aired on television before. It is, however, very slim on special features. The only special features is the Song Selection mode that plays the songs from the "Tuga Helps the Moon" episode and an Animal Photo Gallery that only has five photos. If you buy it at Target like I did it also comes with a Nick Jr. Way to Go sampler DVD, which has short clips from Nick Jr. shows.

Recommended:
Yes

Viewing Format: DVD
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children up Ages 8

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