Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a live-action adventure comedy film based on the Nick Jr. series Dora the Explorer. Produced by Nickelodeon Movies, Walden Media, Media Rights Capital, and released by Paramount Pictures (through its Paramount Players label), it was released in theaters on August 9, 2019.

The film focuses on an older Dora as she goes on a quest to find the lost city of Parapata with her cousin Diego.[1]


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 (Jeff 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.


  • Isabela Moner as Dora
    • Madelyn Miranda as Dora (young)
  • Jeffrey Wahlberg as Diego
    • Malachi Barton as Diego (young)
  • Danny Trejo as Boots (voice)
  • Benicio del Toro as Swiper the Fox (voice)
  • Marc Weiner as Map (voice)
  • Sasha Toro as Backpack (voice)
  • Eugenio Derbez as Professor Alejandro Gutierrez
  • Madeline Madden as Sammy
  • Nicholas Coombe as Randy
  • Michael Peña as Cole
  • Eva Longoria as Elena
  • Adriana Barraza as Abuelita Valerie
  • Pia Miller as Sabrina
  • Q'orianka Kilcher as Princess Kawillaka
  • Temuera Morrison as Powell

Tico the Squirrel, Benny the Bull, Isa the Iguana, the Fiesta Trio, and the Grumpy Old Troll appear during an animated sequence, but do not have any lines.



Movie clips



  • Marc Weiner and Sasha Toro reprised their roles as Map and Backpack, respectively.
  • Isabela Moner, who plays Dora in live-action, also voiced Kate in Dora and Friends: Into the City!.
  • John Debney's fifth music collaboration with Nickelodeon Movies. It is also his first to be composed with a second composer, Germaine Franco.
  • This will be Walden Media's second involvement in a Nickelodeon film, following 2006's Charlotte's Web.
  • This is the second live-action theatrical film based on a Nickelodeon animated series. The first was The Last Airbender.
    • Ironically, it is also the first to receive a favorable reception.
  • This is the first Nickelodeon film to be released by Paramount Players since its founding in June 2017.
  • The film was originally set for release on August 2nd, but it was pushed back to a week later on August 9th.
  • Julia Pistor's first involvement in a Nickelodeon film since The Spiderwick Chronicles in 2009. She once again serves as an executive producer.
  • The 2D-animated sequence, which pays a homage to the original Dora the Explorer series, was done by Blink Industries. Known for its work on the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared web series, Blink also provided animation to some Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program shorts, including Werebeast and The Tall Tales of Urchin.
  • This is the last Nickelodeon film to use the 1967 MPAA logo


  1. 'Dora the Explorer' Movie in the Works With Nick Stoller, The Hollywood Reporter, October 23, 2017
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