Dora the Explorer

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  • TV-Y
  • 2000
  • 8 Seasons
  • 4.1  (6,070)

Dora the Explorer is an educational cartoon that follows the adventures of Dora and her friends. The show has a TV-Y rating, making it suitable for children of all ages; however, the show targets children ages two to six years. Dora is a young Latina girl who often speaks Spanish. Throughout the show, Spanish words and phrases are frequently repeated, the aim of this being that young watchers will in turn learn and repeat those same words and phrases. During each episode, Dora embarks upon an adventure where she is given a problem to resolve. She does so with the aid of her friends, Boots and Backpack. Other supporting cast members often appear, including Swiper, who is most often the antagonist of the show. Dora solves her problems through a series of tasks. It is during these tasks that Dora learns about different shapes, colors, numbers and puzzles. Episodes of Dora the Explorer are often repetitive. While this may bore older viewers, it is a very effective way to teach preschoolers by reinforcing principles that are taught and then retaught from show to show. Preschoolers are big fans this show, as evidenced by the worldwide recognition of Dora and the fact that Dora the Explorer is broadcast in many different countries all over the world. Parents and kids alike approve of Dora. Parents love that Dora the Explorer is educational and appropriate for all ages, and kids love the animated characters and positive story lines. Dora the Explorer is a balanced blend of education and entertainment that promotes the teaching of cultural diversity in a world that is becoming more connected and culturally aware.

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Seasons
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.
Dora The Explorer
Dora The Explorer

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Description

Dora the Explorer is an educational cartoon that follows the adventures of Dora and her friends. The show has a TV-Y rating, making it suitable for children of all ages; however, the show targets children ages two to six years. Dora is a young Latina girl who often speaks Spanish. Throughout the show, Spanish words and phrases are frequently repeated, the aim of this being that young watchers will in turn learn and repeat those same words and phrases.

During each episode, Dora embarks upon an adventure where she is given a problem to resolve. She does so with the aid of her friends, Boots and Backpack. Other supporting cast members often appear, including Swiper, who is most often the antagonist of the show. Dora solves her problems through a series of tasks. It is during these tasks that Dora learns about different shapes, colors, numbers and puzzles.

Episodes of Dora the Explorer are often repetitive. While this may bore older viewers, it is a very effective way to teach preschoolers by reinforcing principles that are taught and then retaught from show to show. Preschoolers are big fans this show, as evidenced by the worldwide recognition of Dora and the fact that Dora the Explorer is broadcast in many different countries all over the world.

Parents and kids alike approve of Dora. Parents love that Dora the Explorer is educational and appropriate for all ages, and kids love the animated characters and positive story lines. Dora the Explorer is a balanced blend of education and entertainment that promotes the teaching of cultural diversity in a world that is becoming more connected and culturally aware.

Dora the Explorer is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (184 episodes). The series first aired on August 14, 2000.

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+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 14, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    4.1  (6,070)