Nickelodeon’s hugely popular animated kids show Dora the Explorer is getting a live-action makeover, and the first image has been released. The movie stars Transformers: The Last Knight‘s Isabela Monar as the intrepid Dora, who embarks on an adventure with her pals.
Dora the Explorer is now in production in Australia and hits theaters on August 4, 2019. The image shows Monar as an older Dora, but with her familiar haircut, clothes, and backpack. Check it out below:
Paramount has also released a synopsis for the movie. It reads: “Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever–High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, 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.”
Dora the Explorer is directed by James Bobin, who is best known for movies such as The Muppets and Alice Through The Looking Glass, plus the musical TV comedy Flight of the Conchords. It also features hugely popular Mexican star Eugenio Derbez as “a mysterious jungle inhabitant,” plus Micke Moreno (Escobar: Paradise Lost) as Diego, Adriana Barraza (Babel, Thor), and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Moana).
Dora the Explorer ran from 2000 to 2014 for 14 seasons and 172 episodes, and spawned the spin-off shows Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Go, Diego, Go! And if you can’t wait for the movie, you can check out this hilarious spoof trailer for a fake live-action Dora film, which was made in 2012 and starred Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter.