Dora the Explorer

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Dora the Explorer
Premiere August 14, 2000
Finale January 26, 2015
Creator Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Eric Weiner
Network Nickelodeon
Style 30-minute animated children's educational
Company Nickelodeon Productions
Seasons 8
Episodes 172
Origin USA

Dora the Explorer is an animated children's educational program that airs on Nickelodeon.

The series centers around a Latina girl named Dora Marquez with a love of embarking on quests related to an activity in which she would like to partake or some place that she wants to go, accompanied by her talking purple backpack and anthropomorphic monkey best friend Boots (who is named for his beloved pair of red boots).

In 2013, Nickelodeon announced a spin-off titled Dora and Friends: Into the City!, which stars the Latino heroine as a 10-year-old who goes on adventures in the city with her friends, who call themselves The Explorer Girls, along with a male friend named Pablo. The series premiered on August 20, 2014.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Kathleen Herles Dora the Explorer 1 2 3
Caitlin Sanchez 4 5 6
Fátima Ptacek 7
Harrison Chad Boots the Monkey 1 2 3 4
Regan Mizrahi 5 6 7
Sasha Toro Backpack 1 2 3 4
Alexandria Suarez 5 6 7
Marc Weiner Map 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Swiper 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Ashley Fleming Isa the Iguana 1 2 3 4
Lenique Vincent 5 6 7
Muhammad Cunningham Tico the Squirrel 1
Jose Zelaya 2 3 4
Jean Carlos Celi 5 6 7
Jake Burbage Benny the Bull 1 2 3 4
Matt Gumley 5 6 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Nickelodeon
Season One August 14, 2000 October 15, 2001 26
Season Two March 11, 2002 July 14, 2003 26
Season Three August 26, 2003 October 6, 2005 24
Season Four September 26, 2004 November 5, 2007 25
Season Five September 7, 2008 August 15, 2010 24
Season Six November 5, 2010 February 3, 2012 19
Season Seven March 16, 2012 January 14, 2013 19
Season Eight March 18, 2013 January 26, 2015 20

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • Characters: A listing of characters in the series
  • Songs: A list of original songs from the show.

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Episode Collections
The Legend of the Big Red Chicken August 14, 2000 1


Underwater Voyage October 23, 2000 1


Bounce on the Ball September 16, 2001 1


Bugga Bugga (DVD) August 11, 2002 1


Taking Pictures and Sounds October 21, 2002 1


Map Adventures February 4, 2003 1


Cowgirl Dora April 22, 2003 1


Dora's Color Adventures May 19, 2003 1


City of Lost Toys June 3, 2003 1


Meet Leon, the Circus Lion! July 14, 2003 1


Rhymes and Riddles August 26, 2003 1


External Sites