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Dora the Explorer is an 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 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

Channel First air date Last air date
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 Pluto TV May 1, 2019 Present


  • 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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