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Paramount Sets Summer Release Date for Live-action Dora the Explorer Film

The live-action adaptation for Dora the Explorer hits theaters in just over a year’s time. Variety reports Paramount Pictures has the film slated for a summer release on August 2, 2019.

The Carmichael Show’s Nicholas Stoller is tapped to write the script for the Michael Bay-produced picture. James Bobin, who’s helmed The Muppets (2011) and Alice Through the Looking Glass, will direct Dora’s big screen debut.

Dora and Diego Courtesy of Nickelodeon

Dora and Diego Courtesy of Nickelodeon

For 14 years and eight seasons, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer followed the ventures of Dora, a seven-year-old Mexican girl with a penchant for exploration and travel. Through the program, an audience of children worldwide experienced lessons about the Spanish language, culture, and animals. The film, however, will feature Dora as a teenager as she moves to the city to live with her cousin, Diego, who was the star of his own Nickelodeon series (Go, Diego, Go) that ran for five seasons from 2005-2011.

Casting announcements have yet to be made.

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