Dora the Explorer is an Mexican-Latin-American interactive 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.
Eight seasons of the series, consisting of 178 episodes, were produced.
|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
|Channel||First Aired||Last Aired|
|Nickelodeon||August 14, 2000||August 9, 2019|
|CBS||September 16, 2000||September 9, 2006|
|Noggin||2003||September 27, 2009|
|Nick Jr. Channel||September 28, 2009||September 29, 2020|
|AFN Family||September 2004||Present|
|Nick Jr. Pluto TV||March 2019||Present|
- This is the first Nick Jr. show to reach past six seasons since Blue's Clues ended it’s sixth season in 2006.
|"Gee, this is harder than I thought."|
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|Nick Jr. originals|
|1980s premieres||Pinwheel (reruns) • Eureeka's Castle|
|1990s premieres||Allegra's Window • Gullah Gullah Island • Blue's Clues • Binyah Binyah! • Little Bill|
|2000s premieres||Oobi (shorts) • Dora the Explorer • Oswald • Whoopi's Littleburg (specials) • Blue's Room • LazyTown • The Backyardigans • Go, Diego, Go! • Jack's Big Music Show • Wonder Pets! • The Upside Down Show • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan • The Fresh Beat Band|
|2010s premieres||Team Umizoomi • Bubble Guppies • Wallykazam! • Dora and Friends: Into the City! • Blaze and the Monster Machines • Fresh Beat Band of Spies • Shimmer and Shine • Nella the Princess Knight • Sunny Day • Zoofari • Butterbean's Café • Blue's Clues & You!|
|2020s premieres||Baby Shark's Big Show! • The Tiny Chef Show|
|See also||List of programs broadcast by Nick Jr. (block) • List of programs broadcast by Nick Jr. (channel)|