Dora the Explorer

American animated TV series and media franchise

Dora the Explorer is an Canadian animated television series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. The first episode aired in 1999, and Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000 The Series is Produced By Nelvana Hong Ying Animation and Ellipse Animation (S2-8)

Dora the Explorer
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GenreAnimated series
Created byChris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Eric Weiner
Directed byGeorge S. Chialtas
Gary Conrad
Henry Lenardin-Madden
Sherie Pollack
Arnie Wong
Voices ofCaitlin Sanchez
Kathleen Herles
Harrison Chad
Jake Burbage
Ashley Fleming
Jose Zelaya
Marc Weiner
Sasha Toto
Regan Mizrahi
Theme music composerJoshua Sitron
Billy Straus
Country of originCanada
United States
France (S2-8)
Original language(s)English
Spanish (Teaches Spanish)
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes178 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Michael Hirsh
Chris Gifford
Piratck Loubert (S1)
Cilve A Simth (S1)
Scott Dyer (S2-8)
Producer(s)Chris Gifford
Production location(s)
  • Tortnto Onartio Canada
Editor(s)Gayle McIntyre
Karyn Finley Powell
David Wigforss
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Nelvana
Hong Ying Animation (Point Only)
Ellipse Animation (S2-8)
DistributorViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks/MTV Networks (United States)
Nelvana International (Canada)
Original network
  • Canada

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Original releaseAugust 14, 2000 (2000-08-14) –
August 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)

The series earned $2.5 billion in sales in 2010 alone.[1]


The series Dora the Explorer focuses on a seven-year-old Latino girl named "Dora" accompanied by her talking backpack and anthropomorphic monkey named "Boots". Dora has a passion for exploring places or completing quests, and she would often go on an adventure with her friends.


  • Dora
  • Boots
  • Backpack
  • Map
  • Swiper the Fox
  • Tico
  • Benny
  • Isa
  • The Fiesta Trio


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Season 1 26 August 14, 2000 October 15, 2001
Season 2 27 March 11, 2002 July 14, 2003
Season 3 23 August 26, 2003 April 22, 2004
Season 4 24 September 24, 2005 June 5, 2007
Season 5 21 September 7, 2008 August 15, 2009
Season 6 19 November 5, 2010 February 3, 2011
Season 7 18 April 4, 2011 January 16, 2013
Season 8 20 March 18, 2013 August 9, 2014


26 October 4, 2014 May 25, 2015


26 October 3 2015, May 26, 2016


20 October 8, 2016 April 12, 2017


26 October 6, 2017 August 9, 2019

Season 1Edit

  1. The Legend of the Big Red Chicken
  2. Lost and Found
  3. Choo-Choo!
  4. Hic-Boom-Ohhh
  5. We All Scream for Ice Cream
  6. Three Little Piggies
  7. Treasure Island
  8. Beaches
  9. Big River
  10. Berry Hunt
  11. Wizzle Wishes
  12. Grandma's House
  13. Surprise
  14. Sticky Tape
  15. Bouncing Ball
  16. Backpack
  17. Fish Out of Water
  18. Bugga Bugga
  19. Little Star
  20. Dora Saves the Prince
  21. El Coqui
  22. The Chocolate Tree
  23. Te Amo
  24. Pablo's Flute
  25. To the Treehouse
  26. Call Me Mr. Riddles

Season 2Edit

  1. The Big Storm
  2. ¡Rápido, Tico!
  3. The Magic Stick
  4. The Missing Piece
  5. Lost Squeaky
  6. Rojo, the Firetruck
  7. Lost Map
  8. El Dia de las Madres
  9. The Golden Explorers
  10. A Present for Santa
  11. Doctor Dora
  12. Pinto, the Pony Express
  13. León, the Circus Lion
  14. The Big Piñata
  15. The Happy Old Troll
  16. Super Map
  17. A Letter for Swiper
  18. To the Monkey Bars
  19. Dora, La Musica
  20. Hide and Go Seek
  21. Click
  22. Egg Hunt
  23. Super Spies
  24. School Pet
  25. Whose Birthday Is It?
  26. Quack! Quack!

Season 3Edit

  1. Dora Had a Little Lamb (Glowy Star appeared in this episode)
  2. Stuck Truck (Noisy Star appeared in this episode)
  3. Louder! (Noisy Star appeared in this episode)
  4. Roberto the Robot (Tool Star appeared in this episode)
  5. The Big Potato (Magico Star appeared in this episode)
  6. Journey to the Purple Planet
  7. The Lost City (Woo-Hoo Star appeared in this episode)
  8. Meet Diego (Rocket Star appeared in this episode)
  9. Save the Puppies (Saltador Star appeared in this episode)
  10. ¡Por Favor! (Slipperoni Star appeared in this episode)
  11. Baby Dino (Supra Star, Ultra Star, and Mega Star appeared in this episode)
  12. Boots' Special Day (Artista Star appeared in this episode)
  13. To the South Pole (Helada Star appeared in this episode)
  14. Dora Saves the Game (Noisy Star appeared in this episode)
  15. Boo! (Disco Star appeared in this episode)
  16. What Happens Next? (Gusty Star appeared in this episode)
  17. Rescue, Rescue, Rescue
  18. Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur (Comfy Star appeared in this episode)
  19. The Super Silly Fiesta (Funny Star appeared in this episode)
  20. The Fix-It Machine (Disco Star appeared in this episode)
  21. Baseball Boots (Baseball Star appeared in this episode)
  22. Best Friends (Rocket Star appeared in this episode)
  23. ABC Animals
  24. Job Day (Baker Star, Movie Star, Baseball Star, Cowgirl Star, Navy Star, and Policia Star appeared in this episode)
  25. Dora's Pirate Adventure (Hero Star appeared in this episode)


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Related pagesEdit


  1. "Film & TV — Go, Diego, Go!". Retrieved 2008-08-17.