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Many sections of article written in fluent Moron

There has to be a template for this, right? I'm sure it has a more polite name. But, seriously, an article about a purportedly "educational" TV show, one likely to be browsed by parents as a learning experience for their kids, is a particularly awful place to find nonsense like "Due to his animal species he is naturally experienced to execute..." and "Boots' language field is limited but steadily increasing. Dora is currently teaching him Spanish through memorable songs and phrases. He usually aspires with soaring colors or a bit over as averagely as the normal child viewer."

Maybe we should make a list of the many problems like this with the article and zap them all in one go -- it would probably be most efficient that way.

Tls (talk) 19:08, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

I went through the introduction and the sections introducing Dora and Boots to get rid of the worst of this. Someone else must have gotten rid of "as averagely as..." earlier. I couldn't bring myself to take the time to do this for the whole article, however. AlanUS (talk) 02:28, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Show Creators

Can an established user please edit Rick Velleu out of the Creator Section. This is a serious and urgent matter that needs to changed immediately. Bquinn220 (talk) 16:36, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Can an established user please edit Rick Velleu out of the "creator" section in the side box and in the first paragraph of this entry?

The sentence which is inaccurate reads: The show was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, Rick Velleu and Eric Weiner.

Rick Velleu shouldn't be credited as an official creator of the series. He worked with Chris and Valerie for a few weeks and provided the original model of how Dora should look but it was re-worked completely and Rick didn't have any other involvement with the TV series at all. See statement in below story from NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89531478

"When Dora made her debut in the summer of 2000, the Nickelodeon cable channel had already been successful with interactive programming for kids, and executives asked producer Chris Gifford to create yet another. With his colleagues Eric Weiner and Valerie Walsh, Gifford set out to engineer a character who could motivate kids to participate."

Maggiewang1222 (talk) 17:24, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Toys

Can an established user please edit the Toys section of her page? There is an incorrect piece of information that could hurt Dora's reputation. Thanks.

Here's the offending sentence which is not accurate:

Toys Recently, many Dora the Explorer toys have been recalled due to lead paint being used. These toys were manufactured by Mattel. Dora the Explorer creators have come under fire for not making any statements on this issue.

Here's the NY Times article which says what Nickelodeon did. We (Nickelodeon) were the first children's company to even speak out on this issue, but that's neither here nor there. The creators were never under fire in the press for not speaking out--we own the characters.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/02/business/02toy.html

"In light of the recalls, Nickelodeon — which owns the characters Dora the Explorer and Diego — has decided to introduce a third-party monitor to check up on all of the companies that make toys under its brands, including Mattel." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jarednewman (talkcontribs) 18:02, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Another merchandise outlet [[1]]. --86.29.129.96 (talk) 15:58, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Cleanup

We need to have reference images of all the characters on this page! This cartoon rules. I've got the soundtrack. There needs to be more detail and pictures here. --Cyberman 05:01, 10 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  • I don't think this requires a clean-up tag. Why else does this page need cleanup? If for no other reason, I propose removing the tag.
  • Uh-uh. Yuppers(: hehehe mariana trevinoo was all over here and here andd over heree(:. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.23.83.38 (talk) 22:29, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, I just pulled a bunch of random mariana trevino's and ponii martinez's references off the page. Someone may need to camp this page to watch for me!(:.

This page is horribly written. It should be cleaned up because kids read it--kids learning to read. They should not read the ridiculous mechanical and stylistic errors throughout. Fix it. Willsied8 (talk) 07:59, 2 January 2009 (UTC)Bill

What is this?

want to add something, but I don't have permission (I guess because I have a new id. Anyhow for the Dora in other countries I wantedto add that in South Korea the show is called "Hi MARIANA trevino was likee sooo heree(x" and is introduced by a real person whose name is Ponii Martinezzz:D - she introduces key English vocabulary for each episode. The episode is primarily in Korean with some English EFL Geek (talk) 23:08, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

What is this?

Dora is rumoured to be an illegal immigrant, participating in an illegal narcotics trafficking business, where Swiper is a member of border patrol. and the info box says dora the dark explorer! Everything is messed up. Help!!74.104.224.214 22:10, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Yea I got that vandalism. You should do the same thing too.

There's a facebook group that claims she is an illegal, so somebody edited the page and took a ss. User:RideABicycle/Signature 00:07, 15 May 2007 (UTC)
I edited the page again. There was Jose Laurel stuff and so and so. I can't believe someone would do that to someone else's work! Pokemon Buffy Titan (talk) 04:42, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Ethnocentrism

Just changed part of the last sentence to make it less "USA-centric". -Dora (Sept. 10,2004).

But, this diversity is very limited, and would be much more enjoyable for all cultures if a French girl and a Japanese girl, for example, make friend with Dora and accompany her on some of the upcoming quests.

In a way that very similar thing happened on "Dora's World Adventure." as she had a friend in France and even though they didn't go to Japan she had a friend in China.Even so I think Dora's new friends from other countries, along with the four other "Swipers" should make appearances later on. Also I love this show even though I way past the age limit. a kid at heart Superx 03:18, 22 November 2006 (UTC)

Re Dora's provenance and residence: In the discussion of Dora's nationality and the location of her home, I think speculation that, for example, she lives in Mexico or California misses the whole point of the show - she doesn't seem to live in our world at all, and I suspect that's intentional on the part of the creators. Dora's home appears to be a fantasy world in terms of geography (as well as of characters and situations), defying attempts to pin down a location. I would guess that, if the creators of the show ever even thought about it, they would agree that refusing to tie Dora and her friends to a recognizable location enhances the show's universality. In this way, they avoid the trap of inadvertently causing people to think "Learning Spanish is fine for people in the Southwestern US, but not really relevant to MY kids", or some such. Of course, they may just have thought, "Blue bulls and Spanish-speaking vest-wearing squirrels aren't really found in California OR Guatemala, let's not be too specific about location." Either way, I don't think Dora can meaningfully be thought to live in any real place.

Dora's surname and her mother's surname are different because in Spanish cultures women don't take the husband's name when they get married.

Dora clearly is Hispanic - why is this never mentioned in the article? Mauro Cicognini 20:55, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

I too was looking for information on Dora's nationality in the article and didn't find it. She is clearly Hispanic, and clearly Central or South American of Native descent. I think it should be added in the article at the very least that she is Hispanic and at the most that she is Central or South American. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.35.14.116 (talk) 14:28, 7 January 2008 (UTC)


I think that given Dora's cousin Diego resides in the Amazon Rain Forest and it is extremely easy for Dora to get there we should assume she lives in South America or at least Central America. I also think we are WAY overthinking this. I mean its a cartoon aimed at 2 year olds. No analysis required. My daughter is hooked and she is learining, that is all that matters. Just my opinion.

Swiper

Is Swiper the Fox a back-handed reference to Mexican president Vincente Fox?

Well, #1, it's just a kids show, so there's probably no razor-bladed political satire in it, and #2, foxes have pretty much always been typecast as villains, so it's a pretty big stretch. 71.231.56.40 23:28, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Can we include that he's based on Zorro? 70.187.219.134 06:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

Yes you can, that's fine. As my edit summary states, the intermediate revisions I reverted all contained subtle vandalism - I apologise if I have damagd the article, but someone has been changing the refs to Swiper the Fox to "Sniper" and suggesting in the info box that it shows Dora and Boots being mugged. The version I reverted to is cl;ean and I am noting it to be the Last Known Good Version (LKGV) from those I cleaned up. Thor Malmjursson 10:31, 11 April 2007 (UTC)

One episode revealed Swiper lives on Blueberry Hill. A trivial detail, but for completeness it should be mentioned in the main article somewhere.

I just saw an episode of Dora with Swiper, and a family of foxes, not his family. It is clear to me that Swiper is not really a fox, but a kind of weasel. If you know this episode you will know what I mean. This would be confusing to kids, I'd imagine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.84.145.97 (talk) 17:55, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Current Events

"On the weekend on May 5th, 2006, Dora the Explorer was booked for the Scotiabank Place arena in Ottawa. At the same time, in the NHL Playoffs, the Ottawa Senators were in the midst of a series with the Buffalo Sabres. The Senators lost the first game, but had to wait until the weekend was over to play the next game. May commentators and fans believe that if the game had been played closer to the time of the first game, the Senators would have been able to rebound. They lost the second game of the series on the Monday.[2]"

I removed this to the talk page, as the relevance to Dora appears to be tenuous at best, and seems to have more to do with the NHL than with the event that interrupted the playoffs. Lusanaherandraton 04:04, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Billions of dollars claims

How could one category of merchandise possibly achieve over $3 billion? How much has SpongeBob made? Marcus 22:58, 1 Jul 2006 (UTC)

SpongeBob has made $4.5 billion in cumulative retail sales.[3] While it might be surprising or counter-intuitive given the relatively low price of each item, but the volumes of units sold are huge, as are the global markets which buy them. Nickelodeon is hardly alone in collecting massive revenues from its characters; consider that Disney consumer products is expecting to generate $23 billion in sales in 2006 [4]. --ScottMainwaring 00:19, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Clearifi

Someone recently put that Dora's friend Isa is in love with Boots and that they got this info from an event can somone ether prove this event or fix this? Superx 17:22, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Nevermind I looked into with the person and found out that it is indeed true, I was only worrored due to the large amount of vandalizm that was on this page before the protection was put on it. Sorry Superx 11:16, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Actually I think you should explain, because so far all I got to relate to is a small action in which she greeted "Hi, Boots", to him in a mushy gushy toned voice. But even so, her facial features didn't exactly match the words. Though, she was smiling...
Your thoughts?ThegreatWakkorati (talk) 22:23, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Clarification Needed on Character

Someone should do more research on the origin of the Dora character. The connection to the 1971 song by Stackridge, Dora the Female Explorer, seems pretty obvious, but I doubt that fans of the show have ever heard the song. Have the shows producers ever commented on the similarities in the name of the song and the name of the show? Also, both characters were clearly written for children, but the writers of the song were never able to get their children's book project completed. The show's producers probably don't want to talk about this, and as far as I know they have never discussed the subject in public. But it seems that if the members of Stackridge wanted to start a lawsuit they would have a very strong case. There certainly would be a lot of money involved in a lawsuit like this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.160.119.162 (talk) 19:16, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm sure the producers knew what they were doing when they came up with the name. They could simply have used Nora or Laura if there was going to be a problem with the Stackridge song. My guess is, though, that they did it as a tribute to the Stackridge song rather than an attempt to violate their copyright. Soap Talk/Contributions 19:25, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Even if the producers of the show claimed the name is a tribute to Stackridge it does not necessarily protect them from legal charges. The founders of Apple Computer found this out after they got into trouble with Apple Records. Apple Computer also claimed their name was a tribute but still had to pay out millions in damages. The issue with Dora is troubling because it looks like another case of highly creative songwriters who continue to labor in obscurity while mega-corporations make millions from characters they did not create.

I have just been reading this page for the first time proper, and notice that somewhere in the page there is a reference to Dora's Cousin, who is Diego's Sister. The name listed for Diego's Sister is Daisy, but on the DVD I have (of Go, Diego Go!), Diego's Sister is called Alicia. Could I please get some clarification on this, since both appear to be listings from the original version. I just wonder if I am missing something like maybe Diego has more than one sister, or the possibility that someone bogged up somewhere??? Thanks. Thor Malmjursson 14:23, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Diego has two sisters, Daisy is his 15 year old sister who appeared sevarl times over Dora the Explorer but has yet to appear in Go, Diego, Go, Alicia is his 11 year old sister who appears once in Dora and is a central character on Go, Diego, Go. My own idea based off the show is since Daisy was seen on a soccer team in a Televised game (see "Dora saves the game episode for detells) she might be a professional and thus travaling Alicia works at their parents animal rescue center with Diego which would explane why Daisy doesn't appear in Go, Diego, go. Hope that helps. Superx 22:04, 18 January 2007 (UTC) P.S. I will add Alicia to the character list to aviod future confusion

Did Cheech Marin voice King Bobo on Dora?

In one of the episodes, I could have sworn that King Bobo was voiced by Cheech Marin. If I'm right about that, I'd like to add him to the list of voices. But I'm not totally certain the voice was really him. Does anyone else remember Cheech Marin doing that voice? Steve8675309 23:09, 20 January 2007 (UTC)

I checked the credits and yes King Jaun El Bobo is voiced by Cheech Marin. So glad I'm not crazy. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.163.224.13 (talk) 22:39, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

VANDALISM

This page was just taken off protection a little bit ago and there's aleady been VANDALISM. This is a children's show article for pete's sake. Do vandals care that people might take their little kids here to read? Will someone please do something because if there's one thing I can't stand this is it. I'll revert vandalizum as best I can and I've suggested a wikiproject to protect children's shows if anyones intrested but I just want this to stop. concerned Superx 01:25, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about the problem I cause with the info box but the vandal made his vandalizum in a way that I couldn't revert it without doing that. Superx 02:24, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

The character section "Dora" was vandalized. I reverted it to the original state, meaning I directly took the description someone else made. I hope this doesn't bother anyone... Passum 04:46, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

What's VANDALIZUM?74.104.224.214 21:45, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

SuperX just misspelled vandalisim. 75.90.79.209 00:44, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I'll watch the page. It'll be on my watchlist. And besides, I HATE VANDALISM! (We should take it to an admin, by the way.) Pokemon Buffy Titan (talk) 12:00, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

you spelled vandalism wrong so i corrected it.

A page for Swiper?

Question for a vote: Considering that Swiper's section is longer than anyone else's, and that the cartoon has been expanding his character lately, do you think Swiper should be given his own separate Wikipedia page? Wrightaway 04:56, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

My daughter runs around quoting Swiper, pretending to be Swiper, and defending against my other daughter when she becomes Swiper. Nobody pretends to be Boots or Dora. Heck yes, new web page devoted just to the little rascal (and perhaps a spinoff series). ZookieByTheSea 07:51, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

I think so. Anyway, he does have a conscience... Pokemon Buffy Titan (talk) 04:44, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
The fact that Swiper has far more bio than Dora herself would reinforce that. - 84.27.9.117 (talk) 19:23, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

SPANISH

Has anyone noticed that Dora does not speak that much Spanish?

Yearh i have and she dosnt --Rebeccarulz123 00:01, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

As I said elsewhere, neither do the script people. They should really be careful about that. Maybe even ask someone majoring in spanish or spanish translation. Easy internship, fun, and cheap; plus they coulc actually get better "Spanish" on the show. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mamadator (talkcontribs) 15:52, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Background

Someone told me that Dora is Filippina. Has her origin ever been noted?--216.19.177.73 04:49, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

I thought she was always Spanish.

Nope, it hasn't. But, yehey for Philippines! Pokemon Buffy Titan (talk) 12:40, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Vandalism

Pretty sure this doesn't belong here:

Dora She is an illegal immigrant who needs to speak only english. 24.186.199.237 23:54, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

But the point of the show is to learn Spanish.


The page currently has a line in the "Other Characters" section that states: "Dora Jr. the son of Dora when Boots rapes her. He kills himself." Under the section "Boots," it states: "He also gets Dora in a back ally and violently rapes her, making her pregnant and she has a strange monkey-boy, who kills itself."

What's worse, it doesn't appear to be editable....

Don't see it. And ANYTHING is editable in articles on wiki. Please sign your posts with the 4 ~ twiddles to, thanks. --Xiahou 21:43, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
The whole "illegal immigrant" thing was from a facebook group called "Dora the Explorer is soo an illegal immigrant", which asserted that Dora was a drug smuggler, Boots was her accomplice, and Swiper was Border Patrol. The whole thing was hilarious to college students, and occasionally the well-written wikipedia edit made me laugh, but I just thought I'd share the source of all that. Zchris87v 04:58, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
NOT HILARIOUS!!! It's stupid, the whole "illegal" thing. It's legal and the point is to let preschoolers learn the fun way and that vandal sure needs a completely new punishment! Pokemon Buffy Titan (talk) 04:46, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

All of that stuff dosen't need to be on Wikipedia, at best, it deserves to be on the parody website, Uncyclopedia. (User talk:Samrikku) November 4, 2008 08:36pm. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.172.241.117 (talk) 04:37, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

This thing about Dora and Boots is weird, It's almost like saying boots and Dora Make out constantly and have sex in their free time. It is So wrong to write Mean stuff like that. So (Not that I like Dora, Cause she is so boring) please, for the children, don't write that here, if you wanna make rumors, go to some adult website and post that so that you can laugh at it with people like you. It's Just not write and is weird!

Criticism section?

Would it be worthwhile to add a criticism section to this page. Some common criticisms of this (and the spin-off, Go_Diego_Go) are:

  • It's not very beneficial to teach children a second language when the English grammar used in the shot is so poor (e.g., "if there's a place you gotta go").
  • Dora and the monkey, Boots, seem to enforce bad manners. They rarely say please, instead whining and yelling at the audience to do things.
  • There is no parental presence in the show, just a child and her (wild animal) pet wandering around to far away places.
  • As mentioned above, why just Spanish? Why not introduce characters of other cultures more often? The show Noddy on PBS does this, introducing children to multiple langueges in special shorts.

71.169.5.9 15:34, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

I take issue with you on at least 2 of these areas - you state these are common criticisms of Dora and Go Diego Go. Let me list what I take issue on:

  • "There is no parental presence in the show, just a child and her (wild animal) pet wandering around to far away places." - Dora's Mom is seen in the show on a couple of occasions, and also older relatives of Dora, such as her elder cousin Daisy, appear at least once. Also if you look at Go, Diego, Go! You will discover that Diego's parents are extremely visible in the show.
  • "As mentioned above, why just Spanish? Why not introduce characters of other cultures more often?" - There are characters in Dora the Explorer who appear when they go to other countries, such as Fifi the Skunk in France, and Ying Yang in China (These are alternatives to Swiper the Fox). I admit that this is not the case in Diego, but I am sure it won't be long in coming. Thor Malmjursson 12:32, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

I think you are right, we do need a criticism section.


Thanks for the response. I guess what I should have said was parental _guidance_. Small children going to places for which they need a map for directions just seems a bit odd to me. Now, don't peg me as one of those "cancel Beavis and Butthead" parents, because I don't think it's that big a deal...just, well, odd. I have seen the larger familial presence that you mentioned in Diego, but not in my limited viewing in Dora. My son only recently began watching it, and we watch the episodes on Noggin_(TV_channel) which are a limited run, I think.

The Spanish language thing is not a huge deal to me either. I am more disturbed by the poor English grammar and the poor manners. I think those are the things kids will latch onto rather than wandering off or trying to tame a small wild animal and would be most suitable for a criticism section. :) Have a good day. 71.169.5.9 13:41, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

There should be a criticism section. I speak Spanish and English but I think the show's bilingualism is a bad idea. It encourages speaking a mixed language that is neither English nor Spanish. This confuses children who are exposed to both English and Spanish in their daily lives. They will blur the distinction between the two languages and speak English peppered with Spanish when it is not appropriate. Even worse, this could lead to a pidgin or creole language in the future for the United States. That would be bad for the economy, culture and social cohesion. Yes to multilingualism, No to pidgins. I am sure we can find a reputable source that will agree. --Jon in California 10 September 2007

I think you're a close minded bigot. I request we remove this whole section from the talk page--201.165.180.187 (talk) 22:50, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Let's try to be civil here - we don't need to call names. I haven't been able to find any reputable criticisms so far. If we can find some verifiable articles or news stories that criticize the show, let's discuss creating a "criticism" section here. If not, they don't have a place in the article. Graymornings (talk) 14:36, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

I do think it's worth adding a criticism section. I actually won't let my kids watch it because the english (and spanish) is terrible, the manners are terrible, I think it's subtly racist (why does dora cross a river in every episode?), I think the fox is a subtle knock on jews and I think that boots is a subtle knock on african americans. Handy Manny is a good example of a nonracist show which has none of these problems, but I think they're going so out their way to make dora "special" it comes off as trite. Blogs: http://jeremybiggers.blogspot.com/2006/01/racism-in-children-shows.html Bitch mag: http://bitchmagazine.org/article/factory-girl today.com: http://writingisfun.today.com/2009/12/07/dora-the-explorer-is-a-wetback/ Titbear (talk) 20:13, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

EDUCATIONAL

I have to say, Dora The Explorer is not educational. I mean, how much Spanish does she really speak? She hardly ever speaks Spanish. The point of the Dora The Explorer is to show young kids Spanish, not go on adventures with wild animals to "magic castle" and only speak English. How many episodes has she really spoken Spanish in? Anyway, what's with the exploring part? She is not much of an explorer. She asks us to look at the map, like she doesn't have eyes, and yet she calls herself an explorer! Dora, you call yourself an explorer? Take a second look in the mirror, girl!

Your right all she says is hola and moi bien once in a while. Its stupid --Rebeccarulz123 00:01, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Umm... it is "muy bien". Moi, is French for me and is prounounced like mwah. And Dora really has to become for independent. She may be giving children the idea to always ask others for help, instead of trying to figure out things for themselves. 67.81.170.159 20:49, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Criticism Section

I think we need a criticsm section for Dora the Explorer. She's really not that educational.


The programme is aimed at children aged 2-5 the level of spanish introduced is well balanced, clear, appropriate and repeated enough to mean something. it focusses on simple greeting words, colours and numbers. Exactly as it should. Try watching it with a 3 year old, encourage them to interact with the programme and learn new words, then claim it is not educational. In addition, the foreign language element is secondary. dora encourages children to plan ahead, to think of solutions, to make decisions and guess outcomes. These are very clearly planned carefully and are all critical thinking skills which children desperately need and all too often lack. Brideshead 20:02, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Unfortunately, this programme's educational value is quite low, considering that children have a much greater learning potential than what the programme is capable of teaching. Much of a child's intelligence comes from education between the age of 2 months and 8 years. The television programme would only encourage children to:
  • Idly worship television characters
  • Learn to ignore the obvious and failure to perform a task unless instructed repetitively
  • Use a fragmented vocabulary that also is contaminated by very low level Spanish
  • Be unable to perform tasks that require simple procedures that must be understood without demonstration, instead taking a much longer route finished by piecing together small and insignificant actions
  • Learn only as much as the programme is limited to. Accomplishing the goals indicated in the television will set the brain to believe that the programme's setting is as complex as real-life situations
  • Rely on others to help and thus losing the self-independence
  • Enforce below-par behavior, encouraged by two of the characters
  • Subliminally believe that lack of parental guidance is acceptable
  • The programme is also aimed at the average American. The average american's educational level is surprisingly low, and it is believed that a large cause of this is due to apparently educational programmes that were actually aimed at the lower end of the IQ spectrum.
Doomed Rasher 22:31, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Jeez, people, relax, it's just a TV show. It's not as if your kids will just watch Dora cartoons during their day. In the end, I'd rather have my 3-year old boy watch Dora than the Teletubbies. Mauro Cicognini 20:46, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Furthermore, whoever writes the script sometimes does not remember some grammatical and pragmatic structures of Spanish. I know someone will say that it's just here "local" accent given the huge variance in Spanish from country to country. Nevertheless, even if it's for little kids, they should at least be exposed to correct Spanish and not just something that sounds like it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.186.197.219 (talk) 15:46, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Isa+Boots?

Where is the proof that Isa has a crush on Boots?75.62.72.163 02:01, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Don't know if it counts as proof, but in the early episodes Isa would say, "Hi, Boots," in a tone of voice that suggested that he was more than a friend to her. She didn't use this tone when greeting anyone else; she seemed to reserve it just for Boots. Wrightaway 06:07, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

xD It's a kids show, people. Although some kids shows have romanticly involved characters, I doubt Boots has any interest in Isa in that way. :D Unintended Disaster 04:44, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

According to the "Nick Jr. Dora the explorer The Essential Guide", "Isa loves all her friends but she especially likes to spend time with a certain monkey!" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Julsmithie (talkcontribs) 23:20, 20 December 2007 (UTC)

NPOV, yo.

I found this in Trivia referencing the SNL skit "Maraka": "Maraka was voiced by Becca Lish, imitating Kathleen Herles' voice for Dora expertly." This is POV if I ever saw it, IMHO. Should it be removed? I'm Kinda Awesome... 18:38, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

You could just remove the word "expertly", which would NPOVify the statement. - Zeibura (Talk) 18:45, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Recurring characters

In the Other Characters section, a huge number of one-time-only characters (e.g., Leon the Circus Lion) are listed as recurring characters. I feel that they should either be taken out, or put into a separate list of one-timers; either way, they shouldn't be listed as "recurring."

What do you think?

Wrightaway 17:28, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Hey, where is the Dancing Elf and his cane. He belted out some major lyrics!!ZookieByTheSea 02:43, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

External link thing: Banned Dora episode.

For God's sake, there is no banned Dora episode. The video on UTube is a joke, an attempt to make her appear to be swearing. GEEZ! (What i mean to say is, that there is no banned episode of Dora, it's just some pranksters prank.) RocketMaster 18:09, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

I agree. this link should be removed. 80.178.0.131 14:00, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

You-tube blocked it in 2009. --86.29.129.96 (talk) 15:44, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Politics?

In the Trivia section, someone wrote the following item:

The show began a trend of applying liberal politics into children's shows.

Due to lack of clarification or references, this seems more like POV than trivia. This item should be either backed up or removed.

Wrightaway 14:51, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Dude, I totally dissagree. Dora Is more exciting this way. =D —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr. Vague (talkcontribs) 00:09, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Dora The Explorer is- an adventurous, bilingual, Latino heroine. She is determined, a-political, positive, helpful and caring. Dora is always ready for adventure and has never voted in an election before.--86.25.49.62 (talk) 13:58, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Leaping over sharks

The text, "Leaping over sharks," linked to the wiki page on "Jumping the shark." This is a term used when a tv show has run out of ideas and becomes absurd. I removed the hyperlink because (1) the phrase is quite specific and "Leaping" is not interchangable with "jumping," (2) it is editorializing about whether the show is still meaningful, and (3) it verges on trivia. Probably could have deleted the who sentence rather than just the link but...I didn't. ZookieByTheSea 08:09, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Dora has a strange accent

Dora always says things the wrong way. For example, she often prolongs vowels in certain words, like saying "nine" as "niiine". Also, she omits the "t" from words like "important" and "button", pronouncing them as "impor-ant" and "bu--on" respectively. She also says the words for "father" and "mother" wrong; she says "papi" instead of "papá" and "mami" instead of "mamá".--Mathexpressions 13:50, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Dora is voiced by a girl from Queens, New York, and her parents are from Peru. That explains most of the accent. Fehrgo 09:52, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

That's just the way she says things. 75.90.79.209 00:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Saying "papi" instead of "papa" is common in Spanish. It's a term of endearment, like an English speaker saying "Daddy" rather than "Dad". —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.126.229.95 (talk) 05:30, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

Could we list all the Dora books?

Could a list of the Dora books available from Nick Jr. be included here.

1.Dora’s Backpack (978-0689847202)

2.Little Star (978-0689847219)

3.Happy Mother’s Day Mami! (978-0689852336)

4.Meet Diego! (978-0689859939)

5.Dora’s Thanksgiving (978-0689858420)

6.Dora Loves Boots (978-0689863738)

7.Dora’s Book of Manners (978-0689865336)

8.Dora Goes to School (978-0689864940)

9.Dora’s Fairy-Tale Adventure (978-0689870125)

10.Dora’s Chilly Day (978-0689867958)

11.Show Me Your Smile! (978-0689871696)

12.Dora’s Pirate Adventure (978-0689875830)

13.Big Sister Dora! (978-0689878466)

14.At the Carnival (978-0689858413)

15.Dora’s Costume Party! (978-1416900108)

16.Dance to the Rescue (978-1416902164)

17.Dora’s Starry Christmas (978-1416902492)

18.Super babies (978-1416914853)

19.The Birthday Dance Party (978-1416913030)

20.Dora’s World Adventure (978-1416924470)

21.Dora Climbs Star Mountain (978-1416940593)

22.It's Sharing Day! (978-1416915751)

23.Dora Had a Little Lamb (978-1416933687)

24.Dora Saves Mermaid Kingdom! (978-1416938415)


Ready to Read Series, Level 1

1.Dora's Picnic (978-0689852381)

2.Follow Those Feet! (978-0689852398)

3.Dora in the Deep Sea (978-0689858451)

4.I Love My Papi! (978-0689864957)

5.Say "Cheese!" (978-0689864964)

6.The Halloween Cat (978-0689867996)

7.Eggs for Everyone! (978-0689871764)

8.Just Like Dora! (978-0689876752)

9.I Love My Mami! (978-1416906506)

10.Puppy Takes a Bath (978-1416914839)

11.Around the World! (978-1416924784)

12.Dora's Sleepover (978-1416915089)

13.Dora Helps Diego! (978-1416915096)

14.Dora's Perfect Pumpkin (978-1416934387)

15.Dora's Mystery of the Missing Shoes (978-1416938248) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Julsmithie (talkcontribs) 18:48, 12 December 2007 (UTC)

Go knock yourself out, kid.ThegreatWakkorati (talk) 10:28, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Centralized TV Episode Discussion

Over the past months, TV episodes have been reverted by (to name a couple) TTN, Eusebeus and others. No centralized discussion has taken place, so I'm asking everyone who has been involved in this issue to voice their opinions here in this centralized spot, be they pro or anti. Discussion is here [5]. --Maniwar (talk) 00:28, 16 January 2008 (UTC)


Feminism?

Firstly this is really badly written:

"Dora is somewhat tomboy-ish, not letting her status as a girl (if any disadvantages to that) hinder her progress in exploring and/or helping others. Most of the times, she wears pink tops and bead bracelets with tangerine colored shorts, dons wavy socks and Velcro lock shoes. Through time and time again, she wears dresses topped with flowers in her hair or on hats, she shows no more hints to her feminine side, seemingly lacking it in her personality at most."

Seriously she's a GIRL she's supposed to be 5 or 6 years old? What possible disadvantages are there to being a girl; and what personality trait is she supposed to show? What defines a girl of that age as a girl? You want her to cry and simper? Show interest in the opposite sex?

As a woman I find it offensive, so I am removing it. If you have a compelling explanation there is the original you can put it back.

Mystic eye (talk) 13:28, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

She's a femail

Is dora a conquistador(a)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bobert300 (talkcontribs) 01:30, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, that was all me. I didn't mean to imply that there were disadvantages to being a girl. (There are but same in equal numbers to boys.) I was just trying to fill up the article. Not the article in general. Dora and Boots' sections. A few months ago they started out ridiculously short compared to Swiper's part, so I made it a mission to put in as many facts as possible and those possibilities are limitless.

HELL NO!!! You got me all wrong. I meant that, for a girl her age, she never seemed to hesitate to get her hands dirty or help others out regardless of how "humiliating" the task if at all.

It's a well known fact(at least by me) that interest in boys, whining and simping (whatever it means to "simp"), and even menstruation don't make up a girl. It's traits of a girl, but tha's not the point so I digress... Dora has never done either of these things, (especially the menstruating...) but without those traits she seems hardly distinguishable as a girl. Just compare her to Diego or visa versa. They are almost exactly alike whereas it could even be said that Diego is somewhat famine. *Snicker* Not gonna add that one to his article.
To 'simp' means to cry babyisly, which she dose not do!--86.25.53.44 (talk) 14:35, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
'Simper' means to grin or smile stupidly. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/simper 79.77.216.99 (talk) 01:45, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for saving the original. I don't plan to put them back but it's still just good to know words that I sat down for hours to type are still here...ThegreatWakkorati (talk) 19:06, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

She wears a pink top, frilly socks and a bracelet in most shows, which prove beyond reasonable doubt that she is not a feminist, tom boy or a actual boy in drag.--86.25.52.70 (talk) 12:56, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Dora The Explorer is an adventurous, feminine, bilingual, Latina heroine. She is determined, positive, helpful and caring, Dora The Explorer is always ready for the adventure! For a girl her age, she never seems to hesitate to get her hands dirty or help others out regardless of how 'lowly' or 'humiliating' the task. It's a well known fact that interest in boys, whining and simpering don't make up a girl. She wears a pink top, frilly socks and a bracelet in most shows (even when in here t-shirt and shorts kit), which prove beyond reasonable doubt that she is not a feminist, tom boy or actual a boy in drag!-- --86.29.135.80 (talk) 15:39, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Dora in femanin clothes- [[6]], [[7]], [[8]].--86.29.129.96 (talk) 15:50, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

I believe Dora is a girl. I mean she's just a little girl. You don't see 4 year olds talking about how they have fallen in love with a boy. Besides, Dora looks like a girl.PercyFanGirl44 CHAT 06:08, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

Voice Acting Changes

Er, sholdn't someone post something about Dora's voice changing in maturance? Seriously people. It may sound like "just my opinion" but this girl is really starting to sound riiculous with her new vice, especially since she's always exlaiming stuff, no, as a matter of fact that's what she does to try and hide it, by pitching her voice to it's highest.

Someone really needs to mention this painfully obvious fact.ThegreatWakkorati (talk) 20:17, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Eric Weiner

The link to "Eric Weiner" directs to an entry about a journalist. This is a different Eric Weiner than the one who co-created Dora. The Eric Weiner who co-created Dora has spent the last decade plus writing for and executive producing children's television, working for shows such as: Gullah Gullah Island, Jojo's Circus, and Little Einsteins; he has never worked as a foreign correspondent for NPR, as the erroneous link would have you believe. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.77.6.4 (talk) 16:05, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

Unsourced material

The following is unsourced information:

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 10:30, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Dora is the best episode coming this February on Teletoon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Beans932 (talkcontribs) 16:32, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Cannot add new information to this page - why?

Edits Why is it not possible to edit this page? There is additional information about the background to this series and the character that I would like to add, but the page does not seem to allow users to edit it - is this not how Wikipedia is meant to work? Could someone please explain this, and tell me how to introduce edits?

Neal McGrath

The page was put on semi-protection due to vandalism (an average of 5 different people vandalizing the page each day). This means that users with less than 10 edits cannot edit the page. Sorry. You can tell me what it is you want to write and I'll put it in for you, or you can just make a few more edits to various other pages and then you'll have the 10 edits that you need to be considered trusted. If you think the semi-protection policy is too strict than you can ask for it to be removed ... I admit that it does cause problems like this one from time to time but the alternative is to have 95% of the edits to the article consist of vandalism and reversion of vandalism. Soap Talk/Contributions 14:46, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Dora's Race

Everyone trys to figure out what Dora the explorer's race is. Is she puerto rican or mexican, or just hispanic. Dora the explorer is mexican. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.111.248.106 (talk) 18:47, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Hispanic.[9] Dora's nationality has not been mentioned on the show or by the show's producers/writers, so your claim that she's "mexican" is unsupported. -- Robocoder (t|c) 19:10, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

One of the character's creators told me that she is of non-specific Hispanic origin, and intentionally so. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.254.86.28 (talk) 20:16, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

English in America

I should have the right to decide whether or not to teach my child Spanish.

I don't understand why this programs like these are forced on us when, in America, our children should be learning English. Keep it on Univision.

We live in AMERICA..THE UNITED STATES. WE SPEAK ENGLISH AS OUR PRIMARY LANGUAGE.

In Mexico, their primary language is Spanish. In Italy, their primary language is Italian. In China, their primary language is Chinese. When you go to ANY other country in the world(except the United States), they will not bend to you and expect you to speak their language. You are expected to speak theirs, or at least try.

I don't understand why this is so hard to understand or accept!!!???

NO OTHER COUNRTY COWERS TO THE WILL OF EVERYONE ELSE AS WE DO.

My children no longer have a Christmas Break. Or an Easter Break. Or parties before hand. I respect all other religions, but our country was founded on Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, and Easter "Breaks". What's wrong with upholding those traditions? I'm completely open to having Hanukkah, ect or any other parties during the holiday seasons.

Political correctness goes too far sometimes.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.203.194.42 (talk) 01:37, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Dora the Explorer is a private enterprise, and as a private enterprise they may operate using any business model they wish to. This issue deals with the government, not a television show. Write your congressman Bullercruz1 (talk) 20:53, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
You ever been to Japan? Of course you haven't. Please be quiet if you have absolutely NO idea what you're talking about. Go to the United States wiki page and look up "official language". Not the de facto language, but the official Federal language. There isn't one. There is this tiny thing called "freedom of speech" that limits the government's power in situations like this. They can't make us speak English, and neither can you.
Nobody is forcing this program on you. Don't like it? Change the channel. Or here's a groundbreaking idea for you: go spend some real quality time with your child instead of dumping them in front of the TV. TV is for entertainment purposes mostly, and if you expect TV to raise or educate your child, you're doing it wrong.
And your rant about "Christmas" break (et al), in addition to being completely irrelevant to this page, is inane in general. Our country wasn't founded on Thanksgiving, etc. It was founded on freedom of religion. By naming all these breaks after Christian holidays, you're essentially disregarding that little amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But you already knew that, being the All-American that you are. 2CrudeDudes (talk) 15:24, 5 April 2010 (UTC)


Xenophobia and fanatical nativism

In find it both amusing and tragic how some “parents” put such energy and passion into demanding the right to assure their children’s ignorance.

Such is the “criticism” by some of Dora the explorer

No TV program is forced on anyone, and while in this day and age it borders on educational neglect not to encourage bilingualism, you have every right to monitor and decide what your child does of does not watch, even if it is solely for the purpose of passing on voluntary ignorance to a new generation.

Perhaps this should be considered:

If your asperations for your children are so fragile that they can not survive linguistic diversity expressed on an animated TV show, rather then venting deep seeded bigotry under the guise of cultural preservation,, let it be your wake up call to grow up and get your priorities in order Cosand (talk) 12:55, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

New Voice

For the 2008 season recording, Nickelodeon has switched voice actors. Caitlin Sanchez now represents the voice of Dora. I have posted "Caitlin Sanchez" in the proper section. Someone may want to add more information. Src: http://kidstvmovies.about.com/od/doratheexplorer/a/doracaitlin.htm —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zentraleinheite (talkcontribs) 00:51, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Sanchez is already mentioned in the article, we just forgot about the infobox. Soap Talk/Contributions 00:57, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

The Tone of This Artice

This article is daft. Isn't several hundred words on the personal interests of a fictional children's TV character a bit of overkill? The tone isn't in keeping with an encyclopaedia either. Is there any chance one of the Special Ones with permission to edit this page could remove tripe like "Dora is quite the musician"? The fact that the page is locked gives the impression that it meets the required standard. Far from it. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.68.229.238 (talk) 08:11, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

It's "semi-protected", not locked, which means that if you register an account and then make about ten edits with it over three days you'll be able to edit it too. It's like this because of persistent vandals, not because of any dispute over the content. Soap Talk/Contributions 12:43, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

"ReDesign"

It's not a redisgn of the cartoon, it's just a new toy line: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090316/ap_en_ot/dora_for_tweens —Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.47.15.90 (talk) 18:21, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

I think the article misses the opportunity to convey to the reader the essence of Dora the Exlorer.

I don't have any issue with the guide to the characters, and I'm not really bothered about the nationality debates (to me, Dora seems to be a Californian girl of Hispanic descent).

No, the area that is overlooked is the concept of the cartoon. Dora is clearly based on computer based children's adventure games. Viewing children are invited to make decision which affect the outcome of each stage of the adventure, and a mouse sometimes moves over and clicks on objects and choices, as if the viewer was making selections. Also, Dora has access to resources, the map and the backback, and uses these to interract with her environment, a classic feature of adventure games. Lastly, the whole graphical appearance of the cartoon is similar to a computer game, even an arcade game.

This all sets the cartoon apart from many others, is what makes it disctintive and gives it an identity of its own. To miss that out of the article is to miss the point. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.3.214.177 (talk) 09:24, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Dora the teenager?

Some people are saying that dora is going to be a teenager. What will the little kids across America say? What will happen to their beloved Dora and Boots?! There has been some sightings of Dora wearing a short skirt, long hair and earrings. My four-year old daughter loves Dora. I don't want my daughter seeing Dora in a short skirt. So please respond if you have any more information about this --Selenagomez12 (talk) 00:01, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Ma'm, this new Dora does not have a short skirt, and will not replace the original one. Dalekusa (talk) 20:51, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

The new doll line is up on doralinks.com today - think of it as a Sim city for Dora. They all have faces which look like Stu from Family Guy. Dora's new friends are Emma, Kate, Alana and Naiya. Dora's dog is called Cora. The guy who has a crush on Dora is named Francisco. 24.77.75.185 (talk) 00:44, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

The new look Dora in a tunic top and crop leged ski pants- [[10]]

Criticism???

No section for that? Every other kids' show has a section where its educational value is cited from articles and studies. Check out Blue's Clues. Put that stuff in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.11.36.165 (talk) 17:28, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Alright then.........what "Criticism" should we put in? Don't just say "add some criticism" give us sources Bullercruz1 (talk) 20:56, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Filipino?

In the international versions section, it states that it's broadcast in "filipino". There is no such thing as "filipino" as a language. It's broadcast in Tagalog. Please adjust accordingly 76.79.9.129 (talk) 17:55, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Actually, there is such a thing as the Filipino language. Without any further knowledge I can't say for sure whether the intended meaning in the article is that or a mistaken appellation of Tagalog. -- Soap Talk/Contributions 18:05, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

addition to Dora the Explorer page

{{editsemiprotected}} Character Designers - Krzysztof Giersz and Helena Giersz Helena Giersz (talk) 16:46, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Please provide references for this. Thanks! Samwb123T (R)-C-E 19:10, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from Dorathetankengine, 12 May 2010

{{editsemiprotected}} Let me edit the page "Dora the Explorer", please?

Dorathetankengine (talk) 18:37, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Welcome. It doesn't work that way. You need to describe the change in a 'please change X to Y' degree of detail and someone will come by and insert it, unless there is a problem. Or just wait four day and make ten edits and you can do it yourself. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 18:54, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Revenue

I removed this passage — "Dora the Explorer has been extremely successful financially, including $2.5 billion in sales in 2010 alone." — because it cited a source from 2008. The source is now a dead link, so I couldn't verify what the actual date or figure is. If someone can find accurate data for the revenue, that would be great to put back into the lead. Dmp348 (talk) 00:13, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

And This page could have been modified to a better ability with better timing and more scheduling on my behalf. "Jean Dussan" —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.199.68.247 (talk) 02:22, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Auditions for New Voice Of Dora

Will there be auditions for a new voice of Dora since Caitlin Sanchez got fired. --72.178.214.79 (talk) 14:10, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

TV Channels

The show airs on CCTV少儿 in China (PRC) 66.187.233.202 (talk) 18:31, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Special Edition DVDs?

Since the series is so popular, should there be Special Edition DVDs, with all the dubbed versions? --User:Angie Y.

I clicked on the link for the creator of the show and got the page for a Canadian Hockey Player with the same name. I'm not 100% sure but I doubt if this is the same person. Dora is never mentioned/

I also found that link to. :-)213.81.112.129 (talk) 15:20, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Names of the characters and episodes in Japanese

What are the names of the characters and episodes in Japanese? --User:Angie Y.15:20, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Korean Edition DVD

I just purchased 18 episodes in Korean language: http://www.yesasia.com/PrdDept.aspx/pid-1004107051 http://www.yesasia.com/PrdDept.aspx/pid-1004107093 http://www.yesasia.com/PrdDept.aspx/pid-1004107128 Do these qualify Korean to be included as a foreign language version? I don't know whether they had been broadcast on TV, though.

-)213.81.112.129 (talk) 15:20, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

My user page takes me to this article

When i click on the link that takes me to my user page, it takes me here .Can you please fix it? The ip address who did this is 72.79.95.214, please ban them from this site.~User:JoePomrink15:20, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Dora The Explorer Renewed for Another Season

It turns out Dora has been renewed for a 6th Season according to here http://www.nickutopia.com/2011/04/21/dora-the-explorer-picked-up-for-20-more-episodes-for-2011-2012-season/ --72.178.214.79 (talk) 23:14, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Woo-Hoo. The explorer star.

Really? Woo-Hoo? Why on Earth did they name him that? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Piffkin246 (talkcontribs) 19:32, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

interwiki Turkish

Hello !

Can someone add a link to the Turkish : [[tr:Dora The Explorer]]


Thanks

87.64.119.244 (talk) 18:32, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from gajeam, 26 November 2011

{{edit semi-protected}}

I am looking edit the Dora the Explorer page. I worked as a research intern at Dora this summer and I would like to make edits to the "Makeover" and "Dora's Explorer Girls" sections. These sections have not been updated since the controversy has been resolved and since "Dora's Explorer Girls" has come out. Those are the only edits I would like to make.



Specifically, I would like to request as follows:

  • Please add the following to the end of the "Dora's Explorer Girls" section: "Nickelodeon produced a made-for-TV-movie featuring Dora's Explorer Girls that premiered on NIck Jr. August 7th, 2011. [11] The movie featured the girls using the Map to try to find their way to a concert. The movie also had a song called "Todos Junto" which was sung by Shakira [12].
  • Please change "This is the "tween Dora" whose silhouette created some controversy when it debuted at the Nickelodeon website." to "This is a different "tween Dora" than the one silhouetted for the 2009 Matel toy line."
  • Please change the makeover section from "On March 8, 2009, Mattel and Nickelodeon announced that Dora will receive a tweenage makeover, switching from a young age to a teenage attending middle school. Initially, it was announced that the new look would not be revealed until late 2009,[7] but after a short controversy, the tween Dora was unveiled on March 16, 2009.[8] The new pre-teen Dora might be used for the new season that is expecting to launch on March 2011." to "On March 8, 2009, Mattel and Nickelodeon announced that Dora will receive a tweenage makeover, switching from a young age to a teenage attending middle school in a new line of toys put out by Matel. Initially, it was announced that the new look would not be revealed until late 2009,[7] but after a short controversy, the tween Dora was unveiled on March 16, 2009.[8] The new pre-teen Dora was never intended to be used in the show and in fact was only meant to be a toy line. However, Nick Jr. did use a tweenage Dora in "Dora's Explorer Girls"."


Keep up the good work Wikipedia. You're the best thing on the internet. Gajeam (talk) 22:58, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

1. Sorry, can't reference a random-YouTube-vid, which is probably a copyright violation; 2. you did not give a source  Chzz  ►  21:38, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 December 2011

To the section of References in other media and parodies can you add, In an episode of Phineas and Ferd titled "Oh, there you are perry" Dr. Doofenshmirtz said "We did it! We did it! Lo hicimos! We did it!" When The Regurgitator was sucked out of his lair.

75.177.160.22 (talk) 03:58, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Not done - Just because a character said something in Spanish does not make it a parody of this particular show, therefore it is irrelevant. Orashmatash (talk) 01:00, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
"We did it! We did it! ¡Lo hicimos! We did it!" is sung in Dora the Explorer. Anyway, there's no need to add any work who happens to quote a sentence appeared in this series. --Javierme (talk) 21:09, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Mentioning of Dora

In the prize-winning novel "Room" by Emma Donoghue, the main character, 5-year old Jack, lives parts of his life (he has been imprisoned since birth in the novel) through "Dora the Explorer"-movies. This is a most interesting and in my opinion artistically highly relevant mentioning of this character. So if the registered editor cares, please add it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.200.143.101 (talk) 09:05, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Nearsighted joke?

Hi,

“Dora appears to be nearsighted, often calling on the audience for help locating an object or landmark that is nearby and clearly visible. However she has never been seen to wear glasses, instead relying on help from friends and the audience to locate things she cannot see.”

Traditional story telling interactivity artifact (as not seeing what is on the same small screen or stage) is not a relevant symptom for a diagnostic ; this is coming from early puppet theater like Guignol, not from a medical problem.

Can someone give a evidence, a source, for her myopia or re-edit for a less joking more encyclopedic character description?

Or Martin Handford have short memory and a low visual acuity that make him not being able to found in is own cartoon a character he have drawn and got to publish it as a book to ask for help...

Lacrymocéphale 14:47, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Criticism?

Shouldn't there be a "Criticism" section? Many people have attacked this show for several reasons. Schwarz1921Weiss1961Prohias1998 (talk) 02:00, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

It's Márquez, not Marquez

Dora's last name is Márquez (with an accent, like in Gabriel García Márquez), not Marquez. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.36.196.11 (talk) 21:04, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Error, 1970 Bhola cyclone

After searching "Dora the explorer", wikipedia displays the article for "1970 Bhola cyclone". Salvador.Oropeza (talk) 15:16, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm not sure what happened with that, but I put the page back. RudolfRed (talk) 19:28, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 27 August 2012

Can i edit it?

Yes! DoraTheExplorerFan (talk) 19:39, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

You'll be able to edit it when you're account is at least 4 days old with at least 10 edits. RudolfRed (talk) 20:58, 27 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 August 2012

Dora movie not released in 2011 Need to change "is" to "was" 208.114.70.4 (talk) 23:56, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Not done for now: There aren't any sources to say the movie was ever released at all, let alone 2011. I'll check the source of the previous sentence and correct as needed. A boat that can float! (watch me float!) 04:24, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
I couldn't find anything to say the movie was ever released, so I'll be bold and remove the section. A boat that can float! (watch me float!) 04:33, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 24 November 2012

all i want is to revert this page back to original. but i'm not permitted to do so. Jecshack (talk) 16:15, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Done RudolfRed (talk) 19:26, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 November 2012

This page should contain an {ambig} towards: Dora the Explorer, the cyclone and the cyclone should also {ambig} to this page here. 83.79.169.253 (talk) 22:42, 28 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 4 January 2013

Jacob Medrano is the currently recording episodes for Dora the Explorer as the character of Diego. The episodes he is in have begun airing. Can he please be added as one of the voices of Diego? Thank you. Kristi Medrano 99.52.98.199 (talk) 16:33, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Having found a profile for Lexi Medrano, and then going to her agency's webpage, and seeing their extensive voice over placements on Nickelodeon shows, I fully believe this. That said, is there anywhere on the internet that can be used a source? Alternatively, can you at least give the name of an episode that his voice is in? (I presume that the name appears in the credits, right? That works as a citation, until a more reliable source is found.) Basically, we operate under the old journalist's motto of "your mother says she loves you, back it up." When an article is up to snuff, we're cautious and require sources. -- Zanimum (talk) 21:02, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 1 April 2013

Change the end air date of the Nickelodeon show, Dora the Explorer, to present. The show did not end on your predicted date of January 16, 2013. The reason for this is because in March they recently aired 2 new episodes for their 8th season to begin. So, to sum it up, the show, Dora the Explorer has never ended because it's 8th season has recently just begun in March. I'd really appreciate it if you could fulfill this request and if you would include the recent 2 new episodes in your article, List of Dora the Explorer episodes. May I suggest color coding it a dark red for season 8? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.206.76.83 (talk)

DoneBility (talk) 17:54, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

New Episodes

There is still more episodes Add Season 8 This can't be the last season.--Jayman19 (talk) 17:46, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

69.206.76.83 (talk) 14:05, 1 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 29 April 2013

Withlatte (talk) 12:43, 29 April 2013 (UTC) Greetings, Please change listing of VOICE: "Backpack" Alexandria Suarez credit on Dora The Explorer from Backpack: Alexandria Suarez (2007–2010) TO Alexandria Suarez (2007-Present.)

Please refer to Dora The Explorer I.M.D.B. as reference. Alexandria Suarez' name is listed on credits of episodes and can also be referenced as listed and or confirmed through the network. IMDB: Alexandria Suarez ... Backpack (54 episodes, 2004-2013)

Thank you,

Marlene Suarez Mother of Alexandria Suarez marlenedzine@hotmail.com

Not done: Please provide a reliable source. IMDB is not considered a reliable source because anyone can edit it. - Camyoung54 talk 01:33, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 30 June 2013

Dora, the explorer was distributed in hungarian language too:

Hungarian - the Hungarian language version (Dóra, a felfedező), Dora and the other characters speak Hungarian. First it was broadcasted on Hungarian Nickelodeon (see: http://www.nickelodeon.hu).

91.120.126.202 (talk) 15:38, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Done -- TOW  talk  18:49, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Harrison Chad

Harrison Chad's name is misspelled under the voices section as "Chade". Can someone please fix it? Thanks. 67.49.57.248 (talk) 04:24, 18 August 2013 (UTC)Gigi

Point

Why is there a point after Polish?--77.1.137.95 (talk) 04:09, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

Not very clear

The "Foreign adaptations" section focuses a lot on the language-learning aspect of this show. However, in the main text there is barely a hint of this, just one passing mention under "Plot". If a significant part of the show is to do with language learning then this should be explained in the intro. 86.169.185.183 (talk) 02:46, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

tween -> teen

tween -> teen

Borovinskih (talk) 16:41, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

The spelling is correct. Tween (demographic) --NeilN talk to me 16:55, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Swiper

As I watch Dora with my son and compare it to other children's programming, I can't help but notice but it seems like the program directed towards dual language (english, spanish) speakers (Dora the explorer) is the only program which deals with any type of criminal act in a systematic fashion. The kids are asked during each episode to help Dora "stop swiper from swiping" and/or to help Dora recover stolen items. If anyone knows, is this purposeful or coincidental? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.8.185.18 (talk) 17:23, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 May 2014

Mr.e relley bad guys........ p.s. the world — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.89.165.164 (talk) 00:26, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Repetitive mentions of the spin-off

The Dora and Friends spin-off is mentioned three different times in three different sections as though the other two don't exist. The one at the bottom of the page appears to be the best written and cited. Someone should eliminate the other two. 50.197.11.93 (talk) 21:06, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Marquez

I fact-tagged this, can we get a reference supporting this as being her and her family's surname? Ranze (talk) 04:04, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

I actually found some proof of Marquez being the surname so I will add that to the page. 2 minutes into episode 12 "Grandma's House" Boots the Monkey says "Seniora Marquez":!
"Here I come!"
"Boots!"
"Dora!"
"Ola, Boots"
"Ola, Seniora Marquez"
"Now we're ready to go to Abuela's house!"
If anyone wants to double-check the finding, feel free, I'm putting it in. Ranze (talk) 10:01, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 9 November 2014

I need to edit this page to add the TV series by Viacom Media Networks category

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Series finale

Shouldn't this be included in the index. Didn't the show end back in Jan. or June? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.213.195.48 (talk) 02:17, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Not done Please rephrase your suggestion in a "change X to Y" format and please provide sources. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 05:55, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 January 2015

Dora The explorer has ended on June 2014. Garris6699 (talk) 20:10, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Not done Please provide reference for the change you are proposing. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:12, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

IP 174.92.133.216

Season 8 episode 14 was 172 overall, aired 5 June 2014. No episodes since then. We should not list "present" when it's been over 9 months now since it has aired. 174.92.133.216 (talk) 22:28, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

If you are referring to the "present" in the infobox, unless you can provide a clear reference consistent with WP:RS that states outright the series has been cancelled, we should keep it "present". However, per Template:Infobox television instructions, if no new episodes have aired after 12 months, you can change the date to the literal "last date" the series aired, which according to you is June 5, 2014. This means you must wait until June 6, 2014 to change this value. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 23:17, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 April 2015

Hatsunemiku666 (talk) 19:43, 2 April 2015 (UTC) Hello I would like to edit this page because i found some interesting infromation about Miss Dora.

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 19:45, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Will there be new episodes of the series in the rare future because it hasn't aired new episodes since the spin-off has aired. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheLegoCat (talkcontribs) 18:06, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 December 2015

2602:306:BD28:1860:DC28:E485:8E1A:BDA4 (talk) 00:01, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 00:39, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 19 March 2016

i would please like to edit this page there is some stuff i would like to add.

Nicegirl12 (talk) 17:06, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

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