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Dora and the Lost City of Gold
Dora and the Lost City of Gold poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Bobin
Produced byKristin Burr
Screenplay by
Story by
Based onDora the Explorer
by Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Eric Weiner
Music by
CinematographyJavier Aguirresarobe
Edited byMark Everson
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
(United States)
CountryUnited States

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is an upcoming American adventure film directed by James Bobin. It is a live-action adaptation and continuation of Nickelodeon's television series Dora the Explorer. It stars Isabela Moner as the title character, with Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, and Danny Trejo in supporting roles.

The film is set to be released on August 9, 2019 by Paramount Pictures.


Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), her cousin Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on an adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.[1]



On October 24, 2017, a deal was struck for a live action version of the popular television series to be made, with James Bobin directing. Nicholas Stoller and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel were hired to pen a script, with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes producing, though Bay himself would not be involved with the production.[2] However in August 2018, Bay revealed he and his Platinum Dunes partners were never involved in the film, and that the report which was first known back in October 2017 was false. It was stated that the film would depict a teenage version of Dora who moves to the city to live with her cousin Diego.[3] The film was issued an August 2, 2019, release date.[4] In May 2018, Isabela Moner was cast to play Dora.[5] Eugenio Derbez began negotiations to join in June.[6] He was confirmed to appear in July, with Micke Moreno cast to play Diego, who would later be replaced by Jeffery Wahlberg.[7][8] Eva Longoria and Michael Peña were cast as Dora's parents.[9][10] Madeleine Madden also joined the cast of the film.[11] In October, Q'orianka Kilcher was added to the cast.[12] In November, Pia Miller was cast as Dora's aunt, Mami.[13] In December 2018, Benicio del Toro joined the cast as the voice of Swiper.[14] In March 2019, Danny Trejo announced that he joined the film as the voice of Boots the Monkey.[15]

In an interview with Forbes Moner revealed that she learnt Quechua language for the character. She said that the film will "take audiences to Machu Picchu" to "explore the Incan culture". She further commented that "Dora is very cultured and she knows everything about everything", also "Dora doesn't have a defined ethnicity".[16]


Filming began on August 6, 2018, in Queensland, Australia[17][18] and concluded in early December 2018.[14]


The trailer for the film was released during the 2019 Kids' Choice Awards on March 23, 2019. The trailer also revealed that Monster Trucks co-writer Matthew Robinson is co-writing the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller.[19][20]


The film is scheduled to be released on August 9, 2019.[21] It was previously scheduled to be released on August 2 and July 31, 2019.[17]


  1. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (August 10, 2018). "'Dora the Explorer' First Look at a Grown-Up Dora Reminds You That Yep, This Movie is Happening". /Film. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Kit, Borys (October 23, 2018). "'Dora the Explorer' Movie in the Works With Nick Stoller (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Bay, Michael [@michaelbay] (August 13, 2018). "One more time: Bay or Platinum Dunes has nothing to do with the Dora movie. It is being falsely reported in the press. Bay is set to start directing #6underground this week and Platinum Dunes has started developing #AQuietPlace 2. —webmaster" (Tweet). Retrieved March 24, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 26, 2018). "'Dora The Explorer' Headed To Theaters Late Summer 2019". Deadline. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  5. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 2, 2018). "Isabela Moner Lands Title Role In Paramount Players' Live-Action 'Dora The Explorer'". Deadline. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (June 6, 2018). "Eugenio Derbez Circles Paramount's 'Dora the Explorer' Live-Action Film". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  7. ^ Sneider, Jeff (July 24, 2018). "Exclusive: 'Dora the Explorer' Movie Casts Micke Moreno as Diego". Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff (November 14, 2018). "Jeffrey Wahlberg Replaces Original Diego in 'Dora the Explorer' Movie". Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  9. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 20, 2018). "Eva Longoria Joins Paramount's 'Dora The Explorer'". Deadline. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (August 21, 2018). "Michael Pena Joins Eva Longoria in 'Dora the Explorer' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 1, 2018). "'Dora The Explorer' Movie Adds 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' Actress Madeleine Madden". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (October 16, 2018). "'The Alienist's Q'orianka Kilcher Cast In Paramount's Live-Action 'Dora the Explorer' Movie". Deadline. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  13. ^ Back, Grace (November 21, 2018). "Former Home And Away star Pia Miller lands major movie role". New Idea. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Kit, Borys (December 14, 2018). "Benicio del Toro to Play Villain in 'Dora the Explorer' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  15. ^ Trejo, Danny [@officialDannyT] (March 21, 2019). "The rumors are true, I finally can tell you I am a monkey...Boots!!! Don't miss the @DoraMovie trailer this Saturday 3/23, debuting live during the @Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards! #DoraMovie" (Tweet). Retrieved March 24, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Cordero, Rosy (March 7, 2019). "Isabela Moner Learned Indigenous Peruvian Language To Play 'Dora The Explorer'". Forbes. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  17. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 10, 2018). "'Dora The Explorer' First Photo Unveiled; Nicholas Coombe Joins As Production Gets Underway". Deadline. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  18. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (March 18, 2018). "Paramount's 'Dora The Explorer' Movie Set For Australia Shoot After Tax Break Concession". Deadline. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  19. ^ Romano, Nick (March 23, 2019). "Dora and Boots head to the Lost City of Gold in live-action movie trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  20. ^ Mueller, Matthew (March 23, 2019). "'Dora the Explorer' Live-Action Movie Trailer Released". Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  21. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (May 7, 2019). "'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold' Moves Release Date After 'Artemis Fowl' Flees August". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 7, 2019.

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