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Paramount Has Found Their Live-Action Dora The Explorer, Isabela Moner

Honestly, I keep forgetting this Dora The Explorer live-action is a real film and not just a Michael Bay fever dream. That said, there are no doubt adults who grew up with the young adventurer and her pals excited to see the cartoon translated into a feature film.

Paramount Has Found Their Live-Action Dora The Explorer, Isabela Moner
LOS ANGELES – OCT 08: Isabela Moner arrives for the "Only The Brave" Los Angeles Premiere on October 8, 2017 in Westwood, CA
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It was announced today that the Paramount production has at long last found their Dora, actress Isabela Moner. Recently seen in Transformers: The Last Night, Moner is no stranger to the world of Dora, having voiced character Kate on the Dora And Friends: Into The City cartoon that went for 2 seasons.

Dora The Explorer

Moner will be appearing in the upcoming film Sicario: Day Of The Soldado, sequel to the Oscar nominated flick from Denis Villeneuve.

The Dora film was written by Nick Stoller (The MuppetsNeighbors), and will be directed by James Bobin (The Muppets Most WantedFlight of the Concords).

Early reports say the film will shoot in Queensland Australia, which will no doubt serve the nature-element of the flick well. The film is scheduled for release on August 2nd, 2019 through Paramount.

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