You may think you know all there is to know about Dora the Explorer, but you don't know this Dora the Explorer! Paramount has just released a new trailer for their much anticipated live-action remake of the classic children's cartoon Dora the Explorer and in this version, Dora is all grown up and ready to tackle high school.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold focuses on Dora, played by Isabela Moner, as a high school student who embarks on a quest to save her adventure-seeking parents, played by Eva Longoria and Michael Peña. Dora is sent from the jungle to live with her cousin, Diego, in the city while her archaeologist parents go looking for a lost Incan civilization.
It's during a field trip during school that Dora and her friends are kidnapped by bad guys searching for her parents, and they find themselves in a race to find the Lost City of Gold.
The new trailer begins with a young Dora and funny throwback moment to the animated series that any parent who has been forced to watch over and over again will no doubt find pretty clever. The trailer then flashes forward to Dora in high school, where her cousin Diego warns her about how awful it can be.
Like the animated series, Dora has her trusty sidekick Boots the Monkey along to help, and viewers are given a better look at the CGI primate, voiced by Danny Trejo. We also get our first look, albeit a brief one, at Swiper, the sneaky fox, who will be voiced by Benicio del Toro.
Although Dora may be more grown-up than in the animated series it seems this movie will still appeal to children and adults of all ages. Fans of the series will no doubt be thrilled that Dora, Diego, Boots, and Swiper are still a mystery solving team.
Moner is thrilled to represent for the Latina community on the big screen, telling MovieWeb that she is proud to be representing a strong Latina character. "I think we need more Latina heroines in this industry. Marvel hasn't done it yet."
Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theaters on August 9th.