D-D-Dora! D-D-Dora! The kid’s TV show Dora the Explorer has been around for a whopping two decades.
It has given us a colorful cast of animal friends, a spinoff pal, cousin Diego, and taught many generations of kids some Spanish!
Airing on Nickelodeon originally, the Dora television series fulfilled its goal of entertaining, teaching Spanish, and bringing life lessons to kids.
Dora Marquez traverses a litany of biomes and hazards to track down useful items with her map and backpack.
How many of you are singing one of those two songs in your head right now? Hm? That’s what we thought.
We even got a live-action movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, lettings us see Dora and friends through a new lens. This film was a mild success at the box office.
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Over the last 22 years, the character has been through some changes and novel projects that go beyond the simple little TV show from 2001.
Similar to another young television character, Ash Ketchum, Dora enjoys an astounding amount of freedom to explore and risk harm; she is well equipped and up for the challenge!
Plus, she’s not alone. Boots (with the red boots,) Benny the Bull, and many others are there for her. They help her make choices, shout “Swiper, no swiping!” and make decisions along with the viewer.
Her age has been mentioned a number of times in the original Nick Jr show. The earliest mention says 7, followed by a birthday several seasons later in the episode “Dora’s Big Birthday.” She turns 8. Woo!
The most recent TV series is Dora and Friends: Into the City! Our favorite explorer looks like a big kid now. Dora is 10 years old in Into the City!
The character was redesigned to convey her newfound experience and personality. She never lost her kindness and heart, though.
How Old Is Dora in the Movie?
The Lost City of Gold is an independent spinoff project. Dora is played by a teenager, Isabela Merced. Dora is imagined as 16 years old in the movie, but this is not canon nor a permanent change to the character.
Is Dora Spanish or Mexican?
Many parents and fans what to know who Dora represents. Dora is not Mexican or Spanish.
Nickelodeon has stated that Dora is meant to be pan-Latina; this means she is meant to represent the breadth and variety of Latinx cultures and Spanish-speaking groups around the world.