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  • Writer's pictureTyzza Macias

Rediscovering Adventure: Dora the Explorer Returns in Spectacular Animated Series


Photo: Courtesy of Nickelodeon

In a boundless world where the spirit of adventure reigns supreme, there emerges an iconic figure whose indomitable courage and unwavering curiosity have captured the collective imagination of millions. Across borders and languages, she stands as a guiding light of exploration and camaraderie, transcending mere character status to embody the very essence of daring escapades. Paramount+ proudly heralds the triumphant resurgence of the beloved Latina explorer, Dora, in an electrifying new CG-animated series poised to reignite the flames of imagination and awaken the adventurous spirit within a fresh generation of intrepid souls. Brace yourselves as we embark on an exhilarating journey destined to leave an indelible mark on the hearts of all who dare to dream and explore alongside our fearless heroine.


As the anticipation mounts, Paramount+ unveils the official trailer and key art for the upcoming original preschool series, aptly titled "DORA." Scheduled to premiere on Friday, April 12, this groundbreaking series promises to reignite the spirit of adventure in viewers of all ages. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation, "DORA" comprises 26 exhilarating 11-minute episodes, exclusively available on Paramount+ in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. Additionally, twenty episodes will be accessible in all Paramount+ international markets outside of France and Japan, with international airing on Nick Jr.


Get ready to be swept away on an electrifying expedition as Dora's journey takes a thrilling turn. Prepare for an immersive trek through a mesmerizing rainforest, where Dora, brought to life by the incomparable Diana Zermeño, and her faithful monkey companion, Boots, voiced by the dynamic Asher Colton Spence, embark on a series of epic escapades guided by the ever-reliable Map, voiced by the talented Anairis Quiñones. But hold on tight! As they traverse through this enchanting realm, they'll encounter the cunning fox, Swiper, voiced by the unforgettable Marc Weiner, adding a dash of excitement and danger to their adventure. Brace yourselves for a whirlwind of excitement, challenges, and unexpected twists around every corner!


Fans will rejoice at the return of Kathleen Herles, the original voice of Dora the Explorer, who reprises her role as Mami, alongside newcomer Mike Smith Rivera as Papi. The stellar cast also includes Maria Canals-Barrera as Abuela, Danny Burstein as Grumpy Old Troll, Katarina Sky as Backpack, and an array of talented individuals who breathe life into beloved characters, ensuring an unforgettable viewing experience.


However, the excitement doesn't end there! Joining the fray this spring is "Dora's Recipe for Adventure," Nickelodeon's captivating new podcast for preschoolers and families. Centered around Dora, this delightful audio series celebrates culture, food, family, and the importance of self-acceptance. Listeners will accompany Dora and Boots on culinary expeditions through the rainforest, searching for the missing ingredients to create delectable dishes, such as caldo de piedra and arroz con huevos.


Reflecting on the legacy of Dora the Explorer, it's evident that her impact transcends entertainment. Since her debut on Nickelodeon in 2000, Dora has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, bridging social, racial, and language barriers to serve as a beacon of encouragement hope and friendship. Her adventures have garnered numerous accolades, including Emmy, Peabody, NAACP, and Imagen awards, among others.


As we eagerly anticipate the premiere of "DORA," let us embrace the spirit of adventure and rediscover the joy of exploration. Through Dora's courageous journeys, we are reminded of the boundless possibilities that await us when we dare to venture beyond our comfort zones. So mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure with Dora the Explorer, only on Paramount+. Your Adventure awaits!



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