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Dora the Explorer is an Latin-American interactive educational animated TV series, which aimed towards children ages 3 to 7 created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show is carried on the Nickelodeon cable television network, including the associated Nick Jr. channel.


A seven-year-old Latina explorer named Dora and her best friend, Boots the monkey, embark on many adventures in all kinds of places.


Main article: List of Dora the Explorer characters

The series' main cast consists of Dora, Boots, Backpack, Map, the Fiesta Trio, and seven residents of the rainforest: Swiper the fox, Tico the squirrel, Benny the bull, Isa the iguana, Big Red Chicken, and the Grumpy Old Troll.


Main article: Dora the Explorer episode list

Eight seasons of the series, consisting of 177 episodes, were produced.

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
Pilot 0 June 12, 1999
1 26 August 14, 2000 March 4, 2002
2 26 February 13, 2002 December 3, 2007
3 25 February 24, 2003 January 16, 2006
4 24 October 6, 2003 March 21, 2010
5 20 September 15, 2008 November 18, 2010
6 18 November 5, 2010 November 5, 2012
7 19 February 2, 2012 March 10, 2014
8 19 March 18, 2013 August 9, 2019


Main article: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Broadcast History

Country Channel
Flag usa logo.gifUnited States Nickelodeon (August 14, 2000-August 9, 2019)
Nick on CBS (September 16, 2000-September 9, 2006)
Noggin (April 7, 2003-September 27, 2009)
Nick Jr. Channel (September 28, 2009-September 29, 2020)
AFN Family (September 2004-present)
Nick Jr. Pluto TV (May 1, 2019-present)
Paramount+ (December 8, 2020-present)
CanadaCanada TVOKids (June 2, 2003-November 16, 2008)


  • The eighth season took six years to air all 19 episodes, lasting from March 18, 2013 to August 9, 2019. This is the longest time a single Nick Jr. show's season has lasted on the main Nickelodeon channel.

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