Dora the Explorer (2000– )

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Along with her friend Monkey Boots, Dora goes on adventures.

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Marc Weiner ...
 Swiper / ... (135 episodes, 2000-2014)
Harrison Chad ...
 Boots / ... (102 episodes, 2000-2010)
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 Dora / ... (101 episodes, 2000-2010)
Sasha Toro ...
 Backpack / ... (100 episodes, 2000-2010)
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 Boots / ... (64 episodes, 2006-2014)
Alexandria Suarez ...
 Backpack / ... (61 episodes, 2006-2014)
Ashley Fleming ...
 Isa / ... (60 episodes, 2000-2012)
Jake Burbage ...
 Benny / ... (59 episodes, 2000-2010)
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Dora is a cute little Hispanic girl with who goes on adventures with her red boot wearing monkey, conveniently named Boots. During her adventures we also get to meet her talking backpack (or la mochila) and the map who sings an annoyingly cute song. The show plays out almost like a computer adventure showing a mouse on different scenes where the kids make a decision. Dora asks your kids questions and then waits for a response. The main purpose of the show is to teach Spanish to English-speaking children. Written by Willow192

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Whenever Swiper manages to steal items from Dora and Boots, he exclaims "You'll never find it now!", but the stolen items are always found and retrieved within a few seconds. See more »

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In the episode "Boots' Special Day", Dora and Boots' dad switches places in one shot as they speed down the roller coaster. See more »

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Backpack: [singing] Backpack, Backpack, Backpack, Backpack. I'm the Backpack loaded up with things and knick knacks too. Anything that you might need, I've got inside for you! Backpack, Backpack. Backpack, Backpack. YEAH!
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An example of why children's T.V. is so awful.
18 December 2006 | by (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Before I begin, I applaud what Dora The Explorer tries to accomplish. Shows like Sesame Street want to teach kids about other cultures and languages. I think a kid's show that lets kids learn about another culture and language is a good thing. We need more shows like this.

The problem with the show is its execution. First of all, I feel that Dora treats their young audience like idiots. They expect the child to scream the answers to Dora at the T.V.; as if she'll hear them. Second, the show has a shrill way of getting its point across. Dora, Boots, the Knapsack, the Map and everybody else talk down to the audience or simply come off as annoying. The songs and writing are weak and the voice-acting will give you a headache. The Map, especially, grates on me. There is way too much repetitiveness and it's tiring to see Dora asking for help whenever she comes to an obstacle. She's not much of an explorer.

The worse part of the show is the fact that there is NOTHING here that an adult can enjoy. The ride is as saccharine as it gets. Also, the animation is pretty blah. It's full of colors but it won't win any awards for its technical brilliance.

Yes, maybe the show will keep kids occupied but I think there are much better shows from the past and even today that can help teach kids when they don't want a textbook or a learning toy. This is just their Grey's Anatomy, a bad show whose popularity is due to their fans calling it "escapism" as their excuse for watching it.


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