Wednesday, January 13, 2021

'Dora the Explorer' Reboot in the Works

Dora the Explorer co-creator Valerie Walsh Valdes is currently working on a reboot of her hit animated Nickelodeon preschool series!

Not much is currently known about the Dora the Explorer reboot, including whether it'll air on Nickelodeon and/or Nick Jr., or stream on Paramount+ (the new name for ViacomCBS' streaming platform, CBS All Access). Paramount+ recently ordered a revival of Nickelodeon's iconic comedy iCarly, which will stream exclusively on the platform.

Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora, a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. She explores her world just as preschoolers do every day, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.

In every episode, 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 Spanish words or phrases 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 "We Did It!" anthem.

Dora the Explorer ran for 178 episodes over eight seasons between August 14, 2000 – August 9, 2019.

The series inspired two spin-off animated series, Go, Diego, Go! and Dora and Friends: Into the City!. and the recent live-action movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, starring Isabela Merced.

The news follows Nickelodeon recently rebooting preschool favorite Blue's Clues as Blue's Clues & You!.

The news was first reported by Deadline.

Originally published: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 00.26 GMT.

H/T: Special thanks to @kancsn01 for the news!

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