See if you can guess the moment when I stopped watching the trailer. No fair peeking on the other side of the video.

If you said “the part where Dora talks to the audience like always and everyone is confused who she’s talking to”, congratulations, you have mockstalgia senses as well. Either leave it out or ignore it/have everyone take part like they did in the show. Granted I haven’t watched many episodes but I’m sure her parents are used to this by now and it’s not like non-Dora movies didn’t have their main character break the fourth wall without the other characters noticing long before this. It was part of the format for the whole darn show and the spinoff, Dora And Friends: Into The City (and I’m betting she gets whole new friends that aren’t the ones in that series).

Also, I know the thought of Danny Trejo playing Boots sounds funny, but when you do it for real it just sounds silly. Maybe one of you watched the whole thing and can convince me Nickelodeon approving this wasn’t an odd choice, but when I don’t even make the first 15 seconds without seeing more Hollywood mockstalgia you’re going to have a task in front of you. I’m not sure I want to know what they did to Swiper.

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4 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    This will be a hit in the movie theaters. Any film or television show with Eva Longoria in it is always a success financially.


  2. Sean says:

    The video reveals that the Dora and the Lost City of Gold movie is a fun, family friendly movie which will appeal to many people. It is also refreshing that this movie has a cast of Latino actors and actresses portraying the film’s main characters. Hollywood and U.S. television definitely need to do a better job of representing the diversity that exists in America.


    • The shows did that. It taught kids Spanish (and I think the Spanish language version taught a bit of English), had mixed casts, and they should have just made one of those shows.


      • Sean says:

        I’ve only seen a few minutes of Dora and the Explorer and that was over ten years ago. The scene I remember from the cartoon is of Dora hanging out with an ocelot (a small wild cat that lives in the jungles of Central America and South America). I do know the cartoon is quite popular, so there will be large audiences attending the theaters to see this movie.

        Speaking of which, the new Lion King movie is opening soon. Based on what I’ve seen about that movie on Entertainment Tonight, I predict it will be a huge box office success. The visuals on the new Lion King movie are incredible!

        Meanwhile on CBS this summer, the new reality show Love Island is revolutionizing the world of U.S. reality television and likely to change it forever.


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