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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.

Plot

A Hispanic-American explorer named Dora and her best friend, Boots the monkey, embark on quests through the rainforests in Mexico.

Characters

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.

Episodes

Eight seasons of the series, consisting of 178 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

Movie

Main article: Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Broadcast History

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

Trivia

  • This is the first Nick Jr. show to reach past six seasons since Blue's Clues ended it’s sixth season in 2006.


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