Nick's El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera Premieres March 3
Creator/exec producers Gutierrez and Equihua both grew up in Tijuana. Gutierrez, who designs all of the male characters in EL TIGRE, has created various films, cartoons, illustrations and paintings exhibiting his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture. He received a BFA and a MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts. There he created CARMELO, which won the 2001 Student Emmy Award in animation and has been screened at various festivals around the world. He has also done character design on many animated series, including Nickelodeons CHALKZONE, MUCHA LUCHA and THE BUZZ ON MAGGIE, for which he was nominated for an Annie Award in character design. Hes worked as a writer on MAYA & MIGUEL and BRANDY & MR. WHISKERS.
Equihua, who designs all of the female characters in EL TIGRE, received her BFA in graphic design at the IBERO University in Mexico. Then she discovered her true passion was in illustration. Her paintings have been exhibited in various galleries in both Mexico and the .S., including Roq la Rue, Gallery Bink, Anno Domini and Centro Cultural Tijuana. Equihua soon found herself in the animation industry working as an illustrator, voice actress and character designer on EL MACHO for Sony Pictures. She has done character design for WOW, WOW WUBZZY, MUCHA LUCHA and THE BUZZ ON MAGGIE.
EL TIGRE: THE ADVENTURES OF MANNY RIVERA is produced at the Nicktoons Studios in Burbank, California.
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