Nickelodeon to Make Live-Action Dora the Explorer

(released 2/19/2008)

Nickelodeon will develop Dora the Explorer into a live-action, prime-time television movie. The announcement was made on Monday, February 18th by Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon and MTV Networks Kids and Family Group. The TV movie will feature Dora as a ten-year-old live-action Latina heroine in an all-new adventure enhanced by CG special effects.

Dora the Explorer was created by Chris Gifford, Valeria Walsh and Eric Weiner. Gifford and Walsh serve as executive producers on the television series.

About Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora, a Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Dora explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.

In every episode of the animated series, Dora and Boots invite the audience to participate in an exciting adventure, where each step of their journey consists of a problem or puzzle that Dora and the audience must think their way through in order to solve the next problem. Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals. In each episode, Dora teaches a Spanish word or phrase to the viewers and then asks them to use it to solve a problem and forge ahead. Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a "We Did It!" anthem.

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