Michael Bay Producing Dora The Explorer Movie

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Wanting to give female heroes equal time, Michael Bay has decided to produce a Dora The Explorer movie. While it’s tempting to imagine a Bay-esque Dora with hyper-realistic CGI features and an alien monkey friend who secretly wants to overthrow humanity, the addition of director Nick Stoller—the guy behind The Muppets—will most likely ground the movie adaption of the popular children’s character within some range of faithfulness.

The live-action movie will feature not a 7-year-old Dora but a 15-year-old one (uh-oh…) who moves to the city to live with her cousin Diego. There is no specific release date, but it’s looking to be a 2019 picture.

A Dora The Explorer movie has been kicking around Paramount since 2015. The original cartoon debuted on Nickelodeon in 2000 and was unique because it featured an American Latina. In 2009, Mattel and Nickelodeon introduced an older, more “feminized” version of the character that received some degree of criticism.

What will this new Dora be like? Will we get a grotesque computer-generated Boots and a Diego played by Shia LaBeouf? Stay tuned!

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