Jorge R. Gutiérrez is the creator of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera. His experiences in childhood and the help from his wife Sandra inspired him to create the show. He presented the show to the first Nickelodeon Creative Settlement in Puerto Rico as a treat to 60 attendees. From there it got picked up by 4 of the main branch of Nick and it was on it's way to Nicktoon status. Jorge considers El Tigre to be his passion project because of how much of it is inspired by his past.