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Diego and Glot
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Chilean people may have nightmares to see that atrocity.
Genre: Comedy
Animation
Running Time: 22–24 minutes
Country: Chile
Release Date: September 3, 2005
Network(s): Canal 13
Created by: Claudio Kreutzberger
Sebastián Correa
José Tomás "Cote" Correa
Distributed by: Canal 13
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 20 (15 emitted)


Diego and Glot is a Chilean animated series created by Claudio Kreutzberger in 2005, with the collaboration of Sebastián Correa and José Tomás Correa of CuboNegro studios, for Canal 13.

Bad Qualities

  1. Decent to cheap animation, worse than Stressed Eric, and Da Möb, but with a washed-out color palette.
    • Mostly due to constant reuse of animation frames and layered objects/characters in the background looking out of place.
  2. Hit-or-Miss humor that gets inappropriate at times.
  3. Somewhat unfitting voice acting for some characters, such as Ismael.
  4. Unstable pacing. Episodes get solved too fast despite the build-up, such as the episode "Astronauta" in which Diego believes he will go to a space mission just because he won a science fair and becomes obsessed to the point of ditching his friends. The plot gets solved instantly when Diego realizes that the space helmet they gave him is not actually real, causing him to apologize to his friends. The issue is that viewers know that there is no space mission because it is blatantly obvious.
  5. Bland soundtrack, such as the opening song, which lacks rhythm.
  6. Double standards. The episode "Vacaciones" has a copyrighted song, yet Canal 13 doesn't do anything about it but they still censor classic Chilean shows for the same reason!
  7. There are many scenes that are really disturbing, inappropriate, and even depressing for a show aimed at kids, for example:
    • In the episode "Kiltro", there is a scene where Diego and his friends were suspended for causing an explosion while doing an experiment, after they leave the school and think what would their parents think about what the did, they imagine their parents about to beat them up, which is very disturbing, Not only that, it is also child abuse.
    • There is another scene from the aforementioned episode where Diego's father strangles Diego in a photo.
    • In the episode "Súper Familia" there is a scene in which Diego's family go outside to see a mob of angry looking people, and there is a noose in the tree as if they were to hang one of them.
    • At the start of the episode "Mala Pata", we see some rabbits in the desert trying to cross the road, a few seconds in, and a truck goes out and runs over one of them and while the animation of that happening is cartoony looking so it is not that disturbing, the bone crackling noises are uncalled for.
    • In the episode "Astronauta", when Diego reads a newspaper you can see a half-naked woman in one page.
    • In the episode "Tolerancia" several Africans are naked, including the woman with a long neck whose breasts are showing as if it were the most normal thing to see on a cartoon aimed at kids.
  8. Some episodes have extremely slow pacing, which makes watching them an absolute chore, not helped by the 20+ minute running time.
  9. The characters in this series can become very unpleasant and unbearable, including Diego, as well as his parents.
    • Speaking of Diego, he is an overall bland character, as he doesn't really have the most defined personality. He tries very hard to be fun, but fails, which is why he quickly becomes bland and boring. He also sometimes ditches his friends for stupid reasons.
  10. The show can get very mean-spirited, cruel, and overall ludicrous to watch.
  11. Season 2 was a massive downgrade to the first season.
    • The show switched to Flash animation due to budget constraints, making the show look saturated, lifeless, and stiff.
    • Mediocre "soft" redesigns of some characters, especially Danilo, that now gets normal eyes and it makes him look stoned in some shots. Which is not right.
    • The new plot ideas are boring, especially the "Game Over" episode, which tries to be entertaining but fails miserably.
    • Canal 13 had little faith in the season, airing it too early in the morning or too late at night, and not even complete.
  12. Danilo is a very gross and unpleasant character. He even looks like an Alfe clone from The Problem Solverz but much worse!
  13. This series has inappropriate language for a show for kids. (Granted, because Chile has different views on what is appropriate and not appropriate for kids)
  14. Nonsensical character design sometimes. For example, why does Professor Cabezas (Diego's teacher) have green skin?

Good Qualities

  1. The animation, compared to other Chilean cartoons (e.g., Pulentos and Villa Dulce), is decent. Though, only on the first season.
    • Also, its art-style of the first season looks appealing most of the time.
  2. There are good episodes, such as "Mi comunidad" of Season 1, that shows the situation of children in Chile that have to live on the streets with their families.
  3. The jokes "Se fueron cagando" and "Tiene pena" or a character getting a "Sega-Station Wii 364" console are funny.
  4. Like The Amazing World of Gumball, In the episodes, there is a ton of references of different media, which is very creative.
  5. There are some likable and very nice characters, one perfect example is Diego's parents, a strict parents yet affectionate and blameless who care about their children, a second example is Diego's grandmother, who is an easy-to-like character unlike other characters.
  6. You can learn about Chile while watching this show.

Trivia

  • In 2020, a TV program called "TV Educa Chile" (that no longer exists since 2021, and Renamed as "nTV Familiar") arrived and broadcast the series, but at night.
  • It is one of the few Chilean animated TV shows to use traditional animation.
  • There was a movie planned, set to release in 2006 but then delayed to 2007. It was then cancelled due to budget constraints.

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