It’s Dora the Explorer’s 10th anniversary on Nickelodeon! To celebrate this milestone event, 30 U.S. cities have declared August 14, 2010 “Dora the Explorer Day.” Citizens in these locales will be encouraged to embrace Dora’s spirit of inclusion and cooperation, her love of exploration and learning and to join in celebrating one of the most influential Latina characters in the history of television.
The cities and states across the country that will acknowledge the positive impact of the spirited character include: Austin, TX; Albany, NY; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Columbia, SC; Corpus Christi, TX; Connecticut; Downey, CA; El Paso, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Galveston, TX; Hialeah, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MI; La Redo, TX; Lansing, MI; Miami, FL; Milwaukee, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Montgomery, AL; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Sacramento, CA; Salinas, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; Santa Ana, CA; Tampa, FL; Delaware; Louisiana; Maryland; Missouri; and New Mexico.
So, if you’re in or near one of these cities, make sure to take part in the spirit of this festive, inclusive, and educational day.
But wait, there’s more! On Sunday, Aug. 15, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) Nickelodeon will premiere “Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure,” a brand-new, hour-long primetime TV movie that follows Dora and Boots on a whirlwind journey through Magic Storybook Land. The TV movie features guest stars Rosie Perez as La Bruja (the witch), John Leguizamo as the Flying Monkeys and Hector Elizondo as the Wishing Wizzle.
Following the TV movie, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), Nickelodeon will premiere the first-ever Dora 10th Anniversary documentary. The documentary explores the series’ cultural and educational impact and features appearances by Dora and her friends, commentary from creators Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, industry experts, real-life kids and celebrities including Anderson Cooper, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie Perez, Salma Hayek Pinault, Shakira, Soledad O’Brien, Sherri Shepherd and more.
There’s fun to be had all weekend in cities across the country and on TV as Dora the Explorer turns 10 the weekend of August 14, 2010. Check local listings for your Nickelodeon channel, and be sure not to miss the all-new Dora adventure and documentary August 15!
It’s sure to be a fun time!
For more information, check out the official Dora website by clicking here!