Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Paramount Moves 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Release Date to Friday, August 9, 2019

Update (5/8) - Dora and the Lost City of Gold is moving again, but not by that much. Paramount Pictures is moving the release date for its live-action feature adaptation of the hit Nickelodeon beloved animated preschool series from Wednesday, July 31, 2019 to Friday, August 9, 2019.


The news comes in the wake of Disney pushing Artemis Fowl off August 9 and sending it to May 29 next summer. No surprise if more release date changes come from other rivals in the wake of Disney’s revamped theatrical release slate this morning, which includes a Bob's Burgers movie.

Dora will know share the marquee with CBS Films’ Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Warner Bros’ crime noir The Kitchen and Bleecker Street’s Brian Banks.

Update (6/2) - Viacom/Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) has revealed that early partners on board for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, including Just Play for dolls and plush, Rubie’s Costume Co. for costumes, NECA and Kidrobot for collectibles and Harper Collins for novelization!

Update (6/19) - Paramount today treated attendees to two clips from Dora & the Lost City Of Gold as well as an introductory video from co-star Eugenio Derbez at CineEurope 2019 in Barcelona!

The SpongeBob Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge, set to be released in May 2020, also got a shoutout, however, the CineEurope crowd didn’t see footage.

The Barcelona audience was also treated to clips and the latest trailer of Sonic the Hedgehog, including a trailer dedicated to Jim Carrey in the role of Dr. Robotnik. Mary Daily, Paramount co-president, worldwide marketing and distribution quipped that a “face-lift” was pushing the film’s release back to February 2020.

Studio Chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos also unveiled that Paramount is working on a new Paranormal Activity.

Speaking to Boxoffice, Mark Viane, Paramount’s president of international theatrical distribution, said: "With Paramount’s slate having increased dramatically for 2020, we are very excited about Ang Lee’s Gemini Man starring Will Smith, Sonic the Hedgehog, the A Quiet Place sequel directed by John Krasinksi and starring Emily Blunt, The SpongeBob SquarePants movie (20th anniversary), and of course Top Gun starring Tom Cruise, among others."

Original post:

Paramount Pictures has today announced the it was moved the premiere of Dora and the Lost City of Gold forward from its Friday, August 2, 2019 slot, and will now release Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies' upcoming live-action movie inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated preschool series Dora the Explorer on Wednesday, July 31, 2019!

The new release date will give Dora a head start at the box office before Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw debuts. Disney still has Fox’s X-Men spinoff The New Mutants on that theatrical date. At CinemaCon, a placard during the House of Mouse’s presentation showed that the film was still committed to a theatrical release, and not jettisoning to Hulu as was rumored.

In Dora and the Lost City of Gold, having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey, voiced by Danny Trejo), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is directed by James Bobin, produced by Christopher Robin producer Kristin Burr, who is joined by longtime Bobin associate, executive producer John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as well as executive producers Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Eugenio Derbez. Tom Wheeler wrote the story, and Nicholas Stoller and Matthew Robinson penned the screenplay. Walden Media is co-financing and co-producing the film with Paramount.



11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee director James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) has assembled a cast of diverse superstars to star in the movie, including: Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Transformers: The Last Knight) as Dora, Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives, Overboard) and Michael Peña, who play the parents of the titular character; Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included; How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders; Jeffrey Wahlberg (Future World, Ballers, Counterpart, Reefa) in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (Spy Kids: Mission Control, Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tidelands) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie; Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana), who will play the role of Powell; Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist), who will play Inca Princess Kawillaka; Pia Miller (Home and Away) as Dora's aunt Mami; Madelyn Miranda, who portrays Young Dora; Benicio del Toro as the voice of Swiper the fox, Danny Trejo as the voice of Boots the Monkey; and Marc Weiner (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, Dora and Friends: Into the City, Weinerville) as the voice of Map.

Movie Information:

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
Paramount Pictures, Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies Present

STUDIO: Paramount Pictures

RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2019

RATING DETAILS: This film is not yet rated

SYNOPSIS: Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

CREDITS:

Directed by: James Bobin

Produced by: Kristin Burr

Executive Produced by: Julia Pistor
Eugenio Derbez
John G. Scotti

Story by: Tom Wheeler

Screenplay by: Nicholas Stoller
Matthew Robinson

Cast: Isabela Moner
Eugenio Derbez
Michael Peña
Eva Longoria
Temuera Morrison
Adriana Barraza
Nicholas Coombe
Madeleine Madden
Jeffrey Wahlberg

CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Originally published: Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Original source: Deadline (II); Additional source: YES! Weekly.

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