Nickelodeon’s beloved Latina heroine Dora is making her big screen debut with the launch of the all-new animated short film, “Dora and the Fantastical Creatures”, from  Friday, 6 October, 2023. An exclusive premiere screening at Ikeja Mall on Sunday, 1 October will see a group of Nickelodeon fans and DStv subscribers be the lucky first to view the short film in Africa.

Movie fans of all ages around the world seeing PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie (from Spin Master Entertainment, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures), will experience the original theatrical short that heralds her return in Dora, an all-new CG-animated preschool series in 2024. This “Dora and the Fantastical Creature” trailer and PAW Patrol Movie will be available for all to enjoy on the big screen from Friday, 6 October, 2023 adding an extra layer of excitement to the movie-going experience.

“The cinematic debut of ‘Dora and the Fantastical Creatures’ and the premiere of ‘PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ represent a momentous occasion for Nickelodeon and the world of animated storytelling. These beloved characters have a special place in the hearts of families and kids everywhere, and their big-screen adventures are set to ignite imaginations and create lasting memories. We’re thrilled to bring these iconic tales to the silver screen, providing children and their families with unforgettable cinematic experiences filled with laughter, wonder, and valuable life lessons.” Said Dillion Khan, Vice President of Paramount, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Viacom International Studios & Creative Services for Africa.

In Dora and the Fantastical Creatures, Dora (Diana Zermeño) and Boots (Asher Spence) embark on an incredible adventure to the land of alebrijes, the most magical and colorful creatures in the rainforest. There, they must band together against Swiper (Marc Weiner) to save the beloved alebrijes and their Copal Tree Celebration. The short film also features: Anairis Quiñones as Luna Arcoiris; Danny Burstein as Sol; and Kate del Castillo as Ale. Following the debut of Dora and the Fantastical Creatures, additional Dora content will also be available across Nickelodeon platforms.

Dora and the Fantastical Creatures is produced by Nickelodeon Animation in Burbank, Calif. William Mata is directing from a screenplay by Alejandro-Bien Wilner and a story by Wilner and Sean Gill. Production is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Executive Vice President, Global Animated Series, Nickelodeon. Miriam Ritchie and Marielle Kaar serve as Nickelodeon’s Executives in Charge of Production for the short. Dora the Explorer is created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner.

Joining the cast of Dora and the Fantastical Creatures in the new Dora series are additional voice actors, including: Anairis Quiñones as Map and The Fiesta Trio’s armadillo; Maria Canals-Barrera as Abuela; Danny Burstein as Grumpy Old Troll, and The Fiesta Trio’s frog and marmoset; Katarina Sky as Backpack; Donovan Monzon-Sanders as Tico; Tandi Fomukong as Isa; Quintun Muñoz-Rademacher as Benny; and Chris Gifford as Big Red Chicken.

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