Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, 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. It aired on CBS until September 2006. A Spanish-dubbed version first aired as part of a Nick En Espanol block on NBCUniversal.
Two stage versions of Dora the Explorer toured North America; the first being “City of Lost Toys” and the second being “Dora’s Pirate Adventure.” Produced by Nickelodeon and LiveNation, these productions featured live actors portraying the roles of Dora and her friends, including Boots, Diego, Isa, and the Fiesta Trio. Many of the characters wore elaborate foam costumes designed to resemble the Dora characters. Each production featured a structure similar to an episode of the television series.
City of Lost Toys featured Christina Bianco as Dora, while Dora’s Pirate Adventure featured Danay Ferrer in the role, a former member of the all female American pop band Innosense. Both productions featured a version of the popular Gloria Estefan song “Get On Your Feet” as the final number of the show. Both productions were conceived by Chris Gifford, creator of the television show, and directed by Gip Hoppe.
Children all around the world have enjoyed Dora the Explorer and her enthusiastic music and friends.
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