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I Am Officially Sold on Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Dora Movie

If you told me 5 years ago I would be excited to go see a live action Dora The Explorer movie in theaters, I would have laughed in your face. But here I am, super excited about this new Dora movie. They are bringing so many things from the show that I think parents will love (and kids too!).

I remember falling asleep watching the cartoon shows with my young daughters. They are 6 and 8 but still will tune in if they see it on (and I have caught them searching for it on their iPads more than once). Dora was a big part of our lives – along with Benny, Swiper, Boots, and more of her friends. We always chuckled together as she tried to find the best way around Map, and my girls learned some Spanish words from her that they still use. 

But when I heard that there was going to be a live action Dora movie, I was nervous. If my girls found out was I going to have to sit through this film opening weekend? The answer is yes. However, after the last couple trailers, I am legit excited about it.


L-r, Nicholas Coombe, Isabela Moner, Madeleine Madden and Jeffrey Wahlberg star in Paramount Pictures’ “DORA and the Lost City of Gold.”

My Reaction to the Latest Trailer

When Dora looks at the camera and asks an invisible audience to repeat her – I mean, how can you not crack up. I love that they are breaking the 4th wall, and I hope we see that several times throughout the movie. If Dora shows us a map and asks the best way to get somewhere, I might pee my pants in the theater. 

Honestly though, I am really excited to take the whole family to see this movie. Even my husband, who literally fell asleep during every episode of Dora the Explorer, is hyped to see it. The cast is actually really impressive – and I cannot wait to see Swiper in action! “Swiper, no swiping!”

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About Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Dora Movie swings into theaters August 9!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is Easily My Favorite Movie This Summer

Friday 9th of August 2019

[…] — and I don’t regret it one bit because it is insanely fun and hilariously self aware. I expected a cute movie. I expected references to the cartoon my children made me watch over, and over, and over for 5 solid […]

Sue E

Wednesday 10th of July 2019

We went and saw Toy Story 4 yesterday and the theater was three quarters full! That’s why we waited so the theater would be kind of empty. We brought three of our grandkids. It was such a joy to hear kids laughing in the theater! It was a cute movie and kind of sad ?Anyway they played a trailer of the new Dora movie. I felt the same way you did! A live, older Dora?? Please! Is this a joke?! Swiper, No swiping! Really?? The grandkids that were with us, were saying they wanted to see it! Their ages are 10, 8, & 6 and even the 10 year old was excited to see it. At least it looks like a good clean family movie! I wonder if my husband goes, if he would fall asleep during it? LOL Thank you for sharing your views!

Mama's Geeky

Saturday 13th of July 2019

The ending of TS4 KILLS me. Dora is going to be worth a watch I think! LOL. I am actually pretty excited!