By Elayne Fluker | 08/31/2010 - 18:31
Jessica Alba, John, Leguizamo, Salma Hayek Pinault—these are but a few of the many celebs, Latino and non-, who designed unique backpacks for Nickelodeon's "Beyond the Backpack" campaign featuring Dora the Explorer.
By Janel Martinez | 08/18/2010 - 13:35
Last week Dora the Explorer celebrated her 10th birthday—10 years of taking kids along with her on her many adventures! Now Dora and her friends will get the little ones dabbling in the kitchen and eating a balanced diet with her latest endeavor, Dora & Diego Let’s Cook (Wiley Spiral-Bound Hardcover, $17) hitting stores Monday, August 23.
By Lee Hernandez | 08/13/2010 - 14:00
As Dora the Explorer turns 10 years old this weekend, Latina.com spoke to the show’s creator and executive producer, Valerie Walsh Valdes, about Dora’s Cumpleaños, the show’s enduring appeal, and how Dora made history as TV’s first animated Latina in a leading role.
How does it feel to see Dora the Explorer celebrate 10 years on Nickelodeon?
By Janel Martinez | 08/13/2010 - 09:00
¡Felicidades Dora! Dora Marquez, the first-ever animated Latina character, debuted on Nickelodeon August 14, 2000 and immediately became the number-one rated preschool show on commercial television to date. The show has been honored with various awards and received 16 Daytime Emmy nominations.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/12/2010 - 10:15
From New York to New Mexico, cities all across the country are getting ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dora the Explorer in style! More than 30 cities are observing Dora the Explorer day on August 14th to acknowledge the positive impact the Nickelodeon heroine has had on children over the last decade. But that's only a small part of the birthday celebration planned for Dora—undoubtedly one of the most influential Latina characters on TV today.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/09/2010 - 10:15
A bunch of Latino stars have teamed up with the creators of Dora the Explorer to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iconic cartoon character. Dora's impact on Hispanic children has been undeniable and many parents credit the little explorer with helping them ensure that their kids are bilingual.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2010 - 16:30
An image of Dora the Explorer with a black eye, posing for a mugshot and labeled as an "illegal" has been generating a lot of internet buzz.
Sometimes, we must admit, Dora the Explorer gets on our nerves—mainly due to her high pitched voice and endless repetition of catch phrases. But she definitely does not deserve the treatment she has received at the hands of anonymous online haters. There is even a Facebook group entitled "Dora the Explorer is so an illegal immigrant," which dedicates itself to bashing the beloved Nickelodeon character.
By Monica Herrera | 03/17/2009 - 09:53
After facing weeks of controversy over its plans to launch Dora Explorer Girls—a long-tressed, dainty tween version of Latina pre-schooler Dora the Explorer—Nickelodeon has released a full image of the TV heroine's new look.