It has just been announced that the motion picture adaptation of Nickelodeon’s children’s animated series ‘Dora the Explorer’ began principal photography on location in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia earlier this week.
The production is being directed by James Bobin and marks the lovable Latina’s big screen debut and first live-action adaptation on any platform after 14 seasons on Nickelodeon. The movie is set to be released on August 2, 2019.
‘Dora the Explorer’ stars 17-year-old Isabela Moner (from ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’) in the role of Dora who is about to go on her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.
‘Dora the Explorer’ will film entirely in Australia’s Gold Coast in the state of Queensland on the continent’s east coast south of Brisbane. Village Roadshow Studios, where the production will headquarter, has been host to several major Hollywood movies in the last few years, including ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’, ‘The Shallows’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’, Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, and most recently, DC’s ‘Aquaman’. In addition to designer Hennah’s stage builds, the production will utilize Queensland’s diverse landscape, notably tropical forests near Tamborine Mountain and Tallebudgera, to portray Dora’s jungle habitat.
In Philippine cinemas August 2019, ‘Dora the Explorer’ will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/