Friday, October 23, 2015

Nickelodeon Movies And Paramount Pictures Working On Live-Action "Dora The Explorer" Movie

Deadline Hollywood is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures are working on a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's massively popular animated preschool series "Dora the Explorer"!

Paramount has tapped Tom Wheeler ("Puss In Boots"), fresh from a long stint at DreamWorks Animation, has been tapped to write the live-action "Dora the Explorer" movie.

Mary Parent's Disruption is leading the effort to turn "Dora The Explorer" into a potential feature franchise, featuring the resourceful young girl her magic Backpack and best friend, Boots the Monkey.

At the same time, Wheeler has also been set to write the next draft of "Micronauts", a live-action version of the Hasbro science fiction toy line that Paramount and Bad Robot have been working on for some years. Wheeler, repped by WME and Sloan, Offer, has been working with Paramount Animation, and he scripted "Bostok", a pitch Paramount bought for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2").

"Dora the Explorer" 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. Dora explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, 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 a Spanish word or phrase 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.

In 2014, global phenomenon Dora set off on her next big adventure in "Dora and Friends: Into the City!", a brand-new animated preschool series starring the Latina heroine in new adventures, with new friends and a new interactive curriculum. The half-hour series features the iconic character Dora, now 10 years old, living in a city, attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community - having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. "Dora and Friends" is set to a contemporary soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music and features an interactive curriculum focusing on community service, problem solving, emotional skills, Spanish language and Latino culture.
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