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Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series
Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series

Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande. The beloved cartoon character first walked her tiny feet into the hearts of children 14 years ago with the premiere of "Dora the Explorer" as part of Nickelodeon's preschool programming block. Save for a few glimpses of her future self in a couple of TV specials and a doll, Dora has barely looked a day older than 7 in her run of 200 episodes. Now, a new look is coming to the old favorite in a very big way. "Dora and Friends: Into the City," a spinoff of sorts to "Dora the Explorer," launches Monday on Nickelodeon. The bilingual tot with the unmistakable bangs is...

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