Dora the Explorer can be an American educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. Dora the Explorer had been a regular series in 2000. The show is persisted the Nickelodeon cable television network, like the associated Nick Jr. channel. It aired on CBS until September 2006. A Spanish-dubbed version first aired within a Nick en espa�ol block on NBC Universal-owned Telemundo through September 2006; since April 2008, this type of this software continues to be persisted Univision within the Planeta U block. The series is co-produced by Nickelodeon Productions and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Dora the Explorer is amongst the longest-running shows of Nick Jr. Through the sixth season, the show had become the Nick Jr. series generally episodes, surpassing Blue's Clues with 143 episodes, having 144 after it had completed broadcasting in the news. It won a Peabody Award in 2003 "for outstanding efforts to produce learning a wonderful experience for pre-schoolers."
The series centers around Dora, a us girl of Indigenous Mexican heritage, which has a appreciation for beginning quests associated with an activity she desires to partake of or possibly a place that she really wants to visit, together with her talking purple backpack and anthropomorphic monkey companion named Boots (named for his beloved set of two red boots). Each episode relies around a series of cyclical events that occur on the way during Dora's travels, as well as obstacles which she and Boots are forced to overcome or puzzles that they must solve (with "assistance" through the viewing audience) relating to riddles, spanish language, or counting. Common rituals may involve Dora's encounters with Swiper, a bipedal, anthropomorphic masked thieving fox who steals the possessions of others has to be prevented through fourth wall-breaking interaction with all the viewer. To stop Swiper, Dora must say "Swiper no swiping" three times. However, on occasions where Swiper steals the belongings of other people, the viewer is offered the task of helping Boots and Dora locate the stolen items. Another obstacle involves encounters with another one in the program's antagonists; the "Grumpy Old Troll" dwelling beneath a bridge that Dora and Boots must cross, who challenges all of them with a riddle before permitting them the past that should be solved with the viewer's help. Known for the ceaseless breaking from the fourth-wall depicted in every single episode, the target audience is often given to two primary landmarks that must be passed before Dora can reach her destination, normally being challenged with games or puzzles as you go along. The episode always ends with Dora successfully reaching the locale, singing the "We That!" song with Boots in triumph.
On numerous occasions, television specials have already been aired for that series in which the usual era of regular episodes are altered, threatened, or replaced. Usually said specials will give Dora which has a bigger, more whimsical adventure than normal or which has a magical task that really must be fulfilled, or maybe even provide a compilation of different adventures for Boots and Dora to search through. They may be offered a rare, struggle (such as assisting Swiper in his attempts to be erased from Santa Claus's Naughty List) that normally isn't featured in average episodes, or challenge Dora having a goal that needs to be achieved (such as the emancipation of an trapped mermaid). Sometimes, the specials have involved the debut of recent characters, including the birth of Dora's superpowered twin baby siblings along with the introduction of the enchanted anthropomorphic stars that accompany Dora on many of her quests.