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Trivia for Dora and the Lost City of Gold

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  • In October 2017, it was announced that Michael Bay would be directing.
  • Isabela Moner, who plays Dora, had earlier starred as Dora's friend Kate in Dora and Friends: Into the City! (2014).
  • This is the 15th Nickelodeon feature film based on a television show since Good Burger (1997) The Rugrats Movie (1998), Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002), Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002), Rugrats Go Wild (2003), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004), Barnyard (2006), The Last Airbender (2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and Wonder Park (2019).
  • This is the first Nick Jr. film to be released in theaters.
  • Took over the Original Intended date for The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (2020).
  • This film will be theatrically accompanied by an untitled Ren and Stimpy short. If not then it will probably be shown with The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge (2020).
  • This is producer Michael Bay's third live-action adaptation of a cartoon, after working on "Transformers" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
  • Since the movie was filmed in Australia, it has an Australian supporting cast. The local actors have a dialect coach to help them with their American accents.
  • This is Walden Media's first time working on a movie from Paramount and Nickelodeon since Charlotte's Web (2006).
  • James Bobin will be the director of the movie.
  • The film is being released in 2019 which is a one shy year away before the 20th Anniversary of the original Dora the Explorer (2000) series.
  • This is John Debney's fifth Nickelodeon movie on which he worked music, after Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001), Barnyard (2006), Hotel for Dogs (2009), and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
  • The movie was criticized when it was announced that Michael Bay was attached as a producer.
  • Micke Moreno was originally cast as Diego but later left the project for personal reasons.
  • This movie marks the second time Benicio Del Toro has voice acted after voicing the Viper in The Little Prince (2015).
  • This is the first time where an animated Nickelodeon TV show becomes a theatrical live action feature film from Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies since The Last Airbender (2010). Not counting the three live action The Fairly OddParents (2001) movies A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! (2011), A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) and A Fairly Odd Summer (2014), which were all made for TV films instead of theatrical films.
  • This is the first Nick Jr. film to be rated G by the MPAA.
  • This is Danny Trejo's fourth voiceover role in a theatrical film after Battle for Terra (2007), The Book of Life (2014) and Storks (2016).
  • This film was made, thanks largely, to the response to the College Humor Web miniseries of the same name, starring Ariel Winter.
  • Isabela Moner and Benicio Del Toro previously appeared together in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018), a year earlier.
  • This is Isabela Moner's fourth contribution to Nickelodeon.
  • This is the first Nick Jr. film to be rated PG by the MPAA.
  • Dora The Explorer in past programming has been portrayed as a 7 to 10 year old girl. Isabela Moner, who portrays her in this movie, turned 18 on July 10 2019.
  • Weeks before the film's release, a pair of red boots were digitally applied to Boots after it was found he wasn't...wearing any.
  • MRC's third family film after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).
  • There was a Gold Key Big Little Book called DONALD DUCK AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD, featuring Donald Duck as the main character. The treasure involved in the story was a diamond mine guarded by the local natives.
  • Sasha Toro and Marc Weiner reprise their roles as the Backpack and Map from Dora the Explorer (2000).
  • When Dora, Diego and Alejandro get high, they see the world in Dora the Explorer (2000)'s art style.
  • This is the second film from Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies in the 2010s to use hand drawn animation since The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015).
  • Although this is a live action film this is the also final film of the 2010s to use hand drawn animation after The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) and Winnie the Pooh (2011).
  • This is the first production of Dora since 2000 where Swiper is voiced by someone other than Marc Weiner.
  • This film is released in the U.S. on the same day as the original U.S. airing of Let's Go to Music School (2019), the series finale that transitions into the second spin-off series Dora and Friends: Into the City! (2014), which takes place years after the original series.
  • At 83%, and fresh, this is the highest-scoring live-action film adaptation of a cartoon on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • As part of the series' time line, this film is a bridge to transition from the original Dora the Explorer (2000) series to the second spin-off series Dora and Friends: Into the City! (2014).

Spoilers

  • Although Boots made real monkey sounds Danny Trejo only gave him a couple of speaking lines when Dora and the others were taken by Alejandro and his helpers.
  • This is the first film from Paramount and Nickelodeon and not by Disney and or Pixar to feature a character who turns out to be the main villain of the movie which was Alejandro Gutierrez.
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