Season 2, Episode 1 (2/2)
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Air date June 16, 2008
Written by Sean Szeles
Scott Kreamer
Dave Thomas
Gabe Swarr
Jorge Gutierrez
Directed by Roman Laney
Episode Guide
A Fistful of Nickels
Tigre + Cuervo Forever

Animales! is the second half of the 18th episode of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera.


While the Riveras go out to a charity gala, their Little Mule(donkey)and Señor Chapi(parrot) are left in charge. Looking through a telescope, they notice that the bothersome goat and rooster next door has their sombrero-shaped chew toy. Then, the Little Mule(donkey) and Señor Chapi(parrot) pull out all the stops to get their chew toy back.

Episode Summary


Minor Characters


The gallery for this episode can be found here.

Episode Montage Scene

Little Mule and Seinor Chapi trying desperately to get to the building across from theirs. Using ideas ranging from jumping across, flying across with Maria's painting and using strategy and a plan to get to the other side only for them failing horribly every time.

Running Gags

  • Rooster and Ram consecutively beating up their squeeky toy. Being as drastic as to blow it up.
  • All the Rivera Family stating that the charity auction was a zoo.
  • Everyone announcing they LOVE charity auctions.
  • Munincipal President Rodgrigez actually getting a diamond hat.


  • This episode's formula is based closely upon old Looney Tunes cartoons and classic cartoons.
  • Both of President Rodriguez's animals seem to be pure breed sport animals. As you can see trophies and ribbons for Roosters wins. Probably for cock fighting.
  • This episode has Senor Chapi and Donkey as the main characters instead of Manny and Frida.
  • This is the only episode that Frida doesn't appear in.
  • This is the second episode in which Manny and Frida are not the main focus.