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Dora the Explorer
logo design since 2015-present
Genre: Edicational
Created by: Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Eric Weiner
Directed by: George S. Chialtas
Gary Conrad
Henry Lenardin-Madden
Sherie Pollack
Arnie Wong
Hosted by: Kathleen Herles
Harrison Chad
Opening theme: Dora the Explorer Theme
Country of origin: United States
# of seasons: 8
# of episodes: 172
Running time: 22 minutes approx., 45 minutes (specials)
Original release: August 14, 2000 - April 24, 2015

Dora the Explorer is an American educational animated TV series 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 Hispanic-American explorer named Dora and her best friend, Boots the monkey, embark on quests through the rainforests in Mexico.


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 172 episodes, were produced.

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