Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a live-action adventure film based on the Nick Jr. series Dora the Explorer. The movie was produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies (both part of Viacom). It was first announced on October 23, 2017 with a planned release for 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 Alejandro Gutierrez
  • Madeline Madden as Sammy
  • Nicholas Coombe as Randy
  • Michael Peña as Dora's father
  • Eva Longoria as Dora's mother
  • Adriana Barraza as Abuelita Valerie
  • Pia Miller as Dora's aunt
  • Q'orianka Kilcher as Inca 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.








  • 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.
  • 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 serves as an executive producer once again.


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