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Develpmt of Live-Action Dora the Explorer TV Movie

Nickelodeon Greenlights Development of Live-Action Dora the Explorer TV Movie

Nickelodeon has announced that it will develop its hit animated preschool series Dora the Explorer into a live-action, prime-time television movie. 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.

From the Nickelodeon studios in New York, Brown Johnson, President of Animation says, ³We are thrilled for our viewers to see their favorite Latina heroine come to life in a new, vibrant live-action world. Dora will be a little older for her high stakes live-action adventure, which we think will be very exciting for our pre-school audience, as well as kids and their families who have grown up watching the show over the last 7 years.²

Meanwhile, at the Nick NZ offices in Auckland, Marketing Manager Lauren Nola is just as excited, ³This is a great development for Dora fans in New Zealand and all around the world. We¹ll be following Dora¹s TV movie with interest and will let her fans know when they can expect to see the movie here in New Zealand. Meanwhile all our viewers can expect to see new episodes of Dora the Explorer on Nick NZ later this year.²

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 ³We Did It!² anthem. Dora the Explorer was created by Chris Gifford, Valeria Walsh and Eric Weiner. Gifford and Walsh serve as executive producers on the television series.

Do not miss the chance to see Dora the Explorer on Nick NZ (Sky Channel 41) every Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 11am and 1.30pm or on Saturdays and Sundays at 7.30am.


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