'Dora the Explorer' gets a movie remake and here's the first look of Isabela Moner as the protagonist
Nickelodeon’s long-running children’s series 'Dora the Explorer' hailed for educational qualities will hit the big screen next August
Nickelodeon’s long-running children’s series 'Dora the Explorer' is coming to the big screen. The beloved cartoon was given a green-light for a movie remake after 15 long years. Various reports suggest filming is now underway in Australia’s Gold Coast region, with actress Isabela Moner stepping into the intrepid explorer’s well-worn hiking boots. The show 'Dora The Explorer' centers on a young American Latina who, along with her monkey, Boots, faces riddles and characters such as a thieving fox named Swiper as she goes on quests.
Moner has previously starred in movies such as 'Transformers: The Last Knight' and 'Sicario: Day Of The Soldano.' When she was younger, Moner voiced a character on the Dora spinoff series, 'Dora and Friends: Into the City,' so she’s well-versed in the show’s history. The teen star took to Instagram to give fans a sneak peek, posting a picture of her in full Dora gear – complete with her iconic pink t-shirt. "So excited to show you the First Look of me as #DoraTheExplorer," she captioned.
However, the news of 'Dora the Explorer' turning into a film was announced in May when Moner released a statement saying: "I’m honored and excited to bring Dora to life. I grew up watching the show, and for me, especially as a Latina, Dora was an amazing role model — she is a strong, adventurous and fun-loving girl. ‘I can’t wait to put on the backpack and begin her next adventure!"
'Dora the Explorer' featured the first-ever Latina animated lead character and ran for eight seasons with 172 episodes from 2000 to 2014. It was hailed for its educational qualities and was credited with teaching many young children basic language skills in Spanish.
The upcoming film is from 'The Muppets' director James Bobin, who penned the script with Nick Stoller. The film also stars Eugenio Derbez and Madeleine Madden. 'Dora the Explorer' is slated to open on August 2, 2019.