The live-action Dora the Explorer is not the Dora the Explorer you knew. A first trailer for the late-summer movie explains it all.
The hit Nick Jr. show premiered in 2000 and lasted until 2006, making it one of the longest running Nick Jr. shows of all time. It followed a plucky 7-year-old Latina girl named Dora and her monkey companion Boots, and eventually a spinoff centered around animals and Dora’s cousin Diego aired as well.
The live-action adaptation of Dora sees the little explorer all grown up, about to take on the scariest adventure of her life: high school. Dora’s life is anything but mundane, however, and soon she leads a group of teens to rescue her parents and discover the mystery of a lost Inca civilization. The trailer shows off Tomb Raider-style action and adventure — Dora pulls out a knife! She has a knife!
Isabela Moner (Instant Family) stars as Dora. Boots the monkey is voiced by Danny Trejo of Machete fame. Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Michael Peña (Narcos: Mexico) join as Dora’s parents, with Jeffrey Wahlberg as Diego.
Dora the Explorer premieres on Aug. 2.