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"Dora" Gets Ready for 10th Birthday

By admin Published: July 28, 2010

But 10 years merits just a 12-minute tribute? It's as if they're televising a DVD extra. From Nickelodeon:

On, Aug. 14., 2000, a little explorer named Dora Marquez made her television debut on Nickelodeon and instantly made history as the first animated Latina character in a leading role. The show debuted at number one and stayed there. Since Dora has been on television, she has crossed social, racial and language boundaries -- a little girl standing tall as a hero and friend to millions of children around the globe!

Nickelodeon is honoring Dora's landmark 10th anniversary with the premiere of the hour-long primetime TV movie, "Dora's Big Birthday Adventure," on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 8pm (ET/PT) featuring guest stars Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo and Hector Elizondo. Following the TV movie, at 9pm (ET/PT), Nick will premiere the specially commissioned Dora 10th anniversary documentary, a 12-minute tribute to the preschool icon executive-produced by Academy Award®-nominated Brett Morgen. The documentary features Anderson Cooper, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie Perez, Salma Hayek Pinault, Shakira, Soledad O'Brien, Sherri Shepherd, plus the series creators, media experts and real-life kids.

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