Dora the Explorer

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  • 2000
  • 8 Seasons
  • 4.2  (7,643)

Dora the Explorer is an animated children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon in 2000 and ran for 8 seasons until 2014, followed by spin-offs and special episodes until 2019. The show features a young Latina girl named Dora, who embarks on interactive adventures with her best friend, a talking monkey named Boots. As they explore their surroundings, Dora and Boots encounter a range of obstacles to overcome and puzzles to solve, all the while helping the viewers learn Spanish and valuable life skills.

The show is known for its iconic format, which includes interactivity and audience participation. Dora frequently asks the viewers to help solve clues and find hidden objects, encouraging young viewers to engage with the show and its characters. The show's strong educational focus also sets it apart, teaching children about colors, shapes, numbers, and basic Spanish words and phrases.

One of the show's strengths is its colorful and vibrant animation style, which immerses viewers in the world of Dora and Boots. The show also has a strong emphasis on music, with each episode featuring several catchy songs that help teach the lessons of the episode. The soundtrack is a blend of different Latin American styles, including salsa, merengue, and cumbia, adding to the show's cultural richness.

Throughout the show, Dora and Boots encounter a variety of characters, including Swiper the Fox, a sneaky villain who tries to steal their possessions, and Map, a sentient map who guides the characters to their destination. Dora's friends and family members also play important roles in the show, with characters like Tico the Squirrel and Benny the Bull appearing regularly. Dora's cousin Diego also appears in several episodes, before going on to star in his own spin-off show, "Go, Diego, Go!"

Over the course of the show's run, Dora and Boots go on many adventures, including exploring the rainforest, going to the beach, and even traveling to outer space. Each episode has a clear educational goal, whether it's teaching viewers about the importance of sharing, or introducing them to different types of animals. The show is designed to be both entertaining and educational, creating a fun and engaging way for children to learn about the world around them.

The show features a talented voice cast, with Kathleen Herles as the voice of Dora for the first four seasons, before being replaced by Caitlin Sanchez for the rest of the series. Other notable voice actors include Jake Burbage as Boots, Harrison Chad as Diego, and Sasha Toro as Dora's backpack. Creator and executive producer Marc Weiner also voices several characters, including Swiper the Fox.

In addition to the main show, Dora the Explorer has spawned numerous spin-offs and specials, including "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" and "Dora's Explorer Girls." The show has also been adapted into a live-action movie, "Dora and the Lost City of Gold," which premiered in 2019.

Overall, Dora the Explorer is a beloved children's show that has had a significant impact on popular culture. Its interactive format and educational focus have helped countless children learn important skills and gain an appreciation for different cultures. The show's colorful characters, catchy music, and engaging stories continue to entertain and inspire young viewers today.

Dora the Explorer is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (187 episodes). The series first aired on August 14, 2000.

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Dora's Animalito Adventure
20. Dora's Animalito Adventure
April 23, 2015
Dora, Boots, and Diego set out to rescue their bunny, turtle and butterfly animalito friends and bring them back home to their Copal Tree.
Let's Go to Music School
19. Let's Go to Music School
August 9, 2019
Dora, Emma and Kate help Gus the Bus take all of the instruments to the kids at Music School.
Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear
18. Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear
August 4, 2019
Dora and Boots try to keep a very sleepy Baby Bear awake long enough to get her home for her winter nap.
Dora's Animalito Adventure
17. Dora's Animalito Adventure
July 28, 2019
Dora, Boots, and Diego set out to rescue their bunny, turtle and butterfly friends and bring them back home to their Copal Tree.
Dora's Fairy Godmother Rescue
16. Dora's Fairy Godmother Rescue
July 21, 2019
Dora and Boots need to help the Fairy Godmother fix her magic wand, so she can get her puppy back!
Dora's Night Light Adventure
15. Dora's Night Light Adventure
July 14, 2019
Dora and Boots rush to take Dora's Night Light to the Library before it gets too dark for the little chickens' special story time.
Dora Saves Fairytale Land!
14. Dora Saves Fairytale Land!
July 7, 2019
Dora and Boots journey deep into the Never-to-be-Seen-Again Forest so they can bring magic water back from Sparkling Lake and save the magic in Fairytale Land.
Dora and Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs
13. Dora and Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs
October 30, 2013
Dora and Diego travel back to prehistoric times and go on a dinosaur adventure to find Baby Jaguar and bring him home to his birthday party.
Dora's Rainforest Talent Show
12. Dora's Rainforest Talent Show
October 28, 2013
It's time for the Rainforest Talent Show, but first Dora and Boots have to rescue Benny so he can tell his jokes in the show.
Dora's Ice Skating Adventure
11. Dora's Ice Skating Adventure
November 25, 2013
Dora's Ice Skating Adventure: Dora and Boots return to the Snowy Forest to help the Snow Princess defeat the Ice Witch in a skating contest and win back everyone's ice skates.
Dora's and Sparky's Riding Adventure!
9. Dora's and Sparky's Riding Adventure!
October 2, 2013
After helping Sparky the horse feel better, Dora goes on one more ride with him before bringing him back to the barn. Help them watch out for Swiper, prickly bushes and falling rocks!
Kittens in Mittens
7. Kittens in Mittens
June 5, 2013
Dora is reading a book of nursery rhymes to Abuela's kitty, Lucky. Lucky loves the one about the three little kittens who ring the bells on their mittens as they dance and sing!
Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks
6. Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks
January 24, 2014
Dora, Boots, and Abuela are exploring the rainforest looking for the secret door to Adventure Forest! It's a magical forest amusement park that Abuela used to go to when she was a little girl!
Dora and Perrito to the Rescue
5. Dora and Perrito to the Rescue
March 18, 2013
With her brave dog at her side, Dora races on her scooter to the Big River so they can rescue Boots.
Catch that Shape Train
3. Catch that Shape Train
June 3, 2013
Dora and Boots are making a Shape Train in his Boots' sticker book, but when the train goes rolling down the track without Círculo the steering wheel, they need your help to catch it before it gets to Big Turn!
Puppies Galore
2. Puppies Galore
March 20, 2013
Dora, Boots, Benny and a stroller full of rambunctious puppies rush to save their puppy friend, Little Boots, before he wakes up a bear.
Where to Watch Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer is available for streaming on the Nickelodeon website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dora the Explorer on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 14, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    4.2  (7,643)