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Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

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Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

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James Bobin

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Chris Gifford (based on the series created by), Matthew Robinson (screenplay by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benicio Del Toro ... Swiper (voice)
Madelyn Miranda ... Dora (6 years)
Dee Bradley Baker ... Animal Vocalizations (voice)
Malachi Barton ... Diego (6 years)
Sasha Toro Sasha Toro ... Backpack (voice)
Marc Weiner Marc Weiner ... Map (voice)
Eva Longoria ... Elena
Michael Peña ... Cole
Joey Vieira ... Nico
Pia Miller ... Sabrina
Isabela Moner ... Dora
Jeff Wahlberg ... Diego
Adriana Barraza ... Abuelita Valerie
Damien Garvey ... Security Guard
Anikka Abelita Anikka Abelita ... Vegan Student
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Storyline

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, a mysterious jungle inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization. Written by Nick Moreau

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Explorer is Her Middle Name See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action and some impolite humor | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dora the Explorer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$49,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,431,588, 11 August 2019

Gross USA:

$25,409,724

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,931,588
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| Auro 11.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sasha Toro and Marc Weiner reprise their roles as the Backpack and Map from Dora the Explorer (2000). See more »

Goofs

When Dora and her friends are outside the city gates, the moon in the sky is half-full. When they enter, it's completely full. See more »

Quotes

ColeElena: Swiper, no swiping!
Swiper: Oh, man!
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits has Dora, Diego, Sammi and Randy at the school dance. See more »

Alternate Versions

The opening MRC logo varies by print, depending on the Valence Media byline fading in or not at all. See more »


Soundtracks

Freak Out Song
Written by James Bobin
Performed by Isabela Moner
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The live-action Dora film is entertaining for young viewers who know the character.
7 August 2019 | by movieman6-413-929510See all my reviews

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a live-action film based on the Nickelodeon animation series Dora the Explorer. This live-action film is directed by James Bobin, the director of Muppets Most Wanted and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Dora (Isabela Moner) has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents. Now that Dora is going to high school for the first time, she has to get used to this different way of life. When her parents are suddenly missing, Dora has to go on an adventure with famous friends and some of her new classmates to discover what happened to her parents. For this they have to solve the mystery behind the lost city of gold.

This is an entertaining film for children who are familiar with the animation version of Dora the Explorer and for parents who have seen this animation together with their children. The film is more fun for children, because the story can come across as somewhat predictable or obvious thanks to the simple elaboration for adult viewers. The film looks a bit like a children's version of an Indiana Jones or Tom Raider film. Animation fans can also see or hear certain hints and references in this film that refer to the animation series. For people who are not so or not at all familiar with the Dora animation series, it may take some getting used to understanding how the fictional world of film works.

The effects of the film are also more at the child level, because adult viewers can see earlier where CGI or a green screen is used in the film. Some CGI characters such as Boots Dora her friendly monkey or Zwieber the stealing fox don't seem credible to adult viewers. For children who are fans of the animation and who are familiar with these characters, it is nice to see them again in the film.

Isabela Moner appears good and credible in this film as Dora. She looks a lot like a live-action version of Dora because of the clothes and her appearance. With her acting work she carries the film for the young viewers. She also knows how to fill the film with her actions and reaction in the film. For older viewers, Michael Peña manages to provide some comical moments, but because his character goes missing, he soon disappears from the film. For example, as an older viewer you have to watch a film that is mainly filled with humor and a story for younger viewers.


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