Dora the Explorer

Dora the Explorer (left) and Boots are the series' protagonists. The Grumpy Old Troll lives under a bridge and requires Dora and Boots to solve a riddle in order to cross it.

Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series for preschool-age children that is broadcast on Nickelodeon in the United States. A pilot episode for this series aired in 1999. Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. The show was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. The series not only on Nick, but also on CBS on Saturday mornings and Noggin as well.

Characters

Dora

Dora the Explorer tells the story of Dora Marquez, a seven-year old Latina who ventures forth on various simple but important quests. Dora's exact national origin remains vague because no specific Latin American country is ever mentioned. In any case, Dora speaks both Spanish and English. The location of Dora's home is also vague (however, most episodes show palm trees and mountains in the background so it is likely to be California or Mexico). Dora involves the other protagonists and the viewer of the show in the quest. At the end of each episode, Dora celebrates the completion of the quest with a song ("We Did It") and asks what the viewer's favorite obstacle or encounter was. Dora is voiced by Kathleen Herles. Dora's name is taken from the Spanish word Exploradora, which means explorer.

Boots

Dora's sidekick and best friend is Boots, a talking monkey who is 5½ years old. He wears red boots and loves to hold Dora's hand. Boots is voiced by Harrison Chad.

Swiper

Dora's quests are often complicated by a villainous fox named Swiper. Swiper is a masked thief. He usually attempts to steal an item which is necessary for Dora and Boots to complete their quest. In order to prevent Swiper from stealing whatever item Dora and Boots are carrying at the time, Dora first asks the audience if they see Swiper, then she leads them in saying, "Swiper, no swiping!" three times. In response, Swiper disappointedly snaps his fingers and says, "Oh, man!". However, if Dora and Boots fail to repeat the phrase in time, Swiper steals the item, throws it somewhere and gloats, "You're too late!" Dora and Boots must then retrieve the item so the quest can continue. Sometimes the retrieval of the item is itself the quest. Swiper is voiced by Marc Weiner.

Diego

Some more recently produced episodes have introduced Dora's cousin Diego, voiced by Felipe Dieppa. Diego is an intrepid young animal rescue worker and sometimes partners with Dora in her adventures. He has proved popular enough that Nickelodeon introduced a separate Diego series entitled Go, Diego, Go! in 2005.

Other characters

Other recurring human characters include Dora's mother (mami), father (papi), and grandmother (abuela). There are a number of minor, recurring animal characters such as Señor Tucan, Isa the iguana, Benny the bull, and Tico the squirrel. These characters can speak either Spanish or English. Additionally, the show features a number of anthropomorphic props, notably Dora's fat and ever-hungry backpack and the always-talking map. Sometimes there are also locomotives, boats and automobiles with speaking roles.

Educational value

The episodes are used to demonstrate and practice skills such as decision-making, following directions, mathematics (usually counting), music, physical coordination, and Anglo-Spanish bilingualism. While geography isn't directly taught, the concept of using a map to find one's way around is.

Dora the Explorer is currently still being produced. Dora and her companions are the subject of numerous books and other merchandise for children. The show is generally in English, although it is peppered with simple Spanish phrases in an effort to give young viewers a rather limited multicultural experience.

Foreign language versions of Dora the Explorer

As with most animated series made in the US, Dora the Explorer has been dubbed into many languages all over the world. The simplicity and repetitious nature of the episodes make this series especially well-suited for learning important phrases in a foreign language.

Spanish dub

In the Spanish language version, Dora la Exploradora, broadcast on the Telemundo network, Dora and Boots are speaking Spanish and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. Some Spanish episodes are available to US customers on VHS, and some DVDs have a Spanish track (including Dora's Egg Hunt).

French dub

In the French language version, Dora l'exploratrice, broadcast on the private French TV channel TF1, the bilingualism is Anglo-French, with Dora and Boots speaking French and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. Some French episodes are available to US customers on VHS from http://www.amazon.ca.

Japanese dub

In the Japanese language version, broadcast on Nick Japan, the bilingualism is Anglo-Japanese, with Dora and Boots speaking Japanese and other protagonists speaking and answering in English.

German dub

In the German language version, broadcast on the recently restarted German branch of Nickelodeon, the bilingualism is Anglo-German, analogously to the French and Japanese Version.

Irish dub

In the Irish language version, broadcast on the Irish Language station TG4, the bilingualism is Irish-Spanish, with Dora and Boots speaking in Irish and some other characters speaking Spanish as in the original.

Dutch dub

In the Dutch language version, broadcast on Nickelodeon (TV channel), the bilingualism is Dutch-English.

Dora the Explorer merchandise

Currently Cheerios is offering free Dora the Explorer the Game CDROMs in specially marked packages. However, customers in Quebec will only be able to use the French version. Also, there are many action figures and playsets available in many markets.

Trivia

Dora the Explorer became the first Latina balloon character in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th, 2005. It was the 79th anniversary of the parade.

Popularity

On one episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary friends, there is a Dora parody that Eduardo watches called Lauren is Explorin'.


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On one episode of Foster's Home for Imaginary friends, there is a Dora parody that Eduardo watches called Lauren is Explorin'. Some other eras were in official use in modern times or are still in use in several countries alongside the current international Anno Domini era. It was the 79th anniversary of the parade. Even though Anno Domini was in widespread use by the ninth century, Before Christ (or its equivalent) did not become widespread until the late fifteenth century. Dora the Explorer became the first Latina balloon character in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th, 2005. Another system was to date from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which as early as Hippolytus and Tertullian was believed to have occurred in the consulate of the Gemini (AD 29), which appears in the occasional medieval manuscript. Also, there are many action figures and playsets available in many markets. The Era of Martyrs, which numbered years from the accession of Diocletian in 284, who launched the last yet most severe persecution of Christians, prevailed in the East and is still used officially by the Coptic and used to be used by the Ethiopian church.

However, customers in Quebec will only be able to use the French version. Outside the Carolingian Empire, Spain continued to date by the Era of the Caesars, or Spanish Era, well into the Middle Ages, which counted beginning with 38 BC. Currently Cheerios is offering free Dora the Explorer the Game CDROMs in specially marked packages. This endorsement by Charlemagne and his successors popularizing the usage of the epoch and spreading it throughout the Carolingian Empire ultimately lies at the core of the system's prevalence until present times. In the Dutch language version, broadcast on Nickelodeon (TV channel), the bilingualism is Dutch-English. On the continent of Europe, Anno Domini was introduced as the era of choice of the Carolingian Renaissance by Alcuin. In the Irish language version, broadcast on the Irish Language station TG4, the bilingualism is Irish-Spanish, with Dora and Boots speaking in Irish and some other characters speaking Spanish as in the original. Both Dionysius and Bede regarded Anno Domini as beginning at the incarnation, or conception, of Jesus, not his birth approximately nine months later (Annunciation style).

In the German language version, broadcast on the recently restarted German branch of Nickelodeon, the bilingualism is Anglo-German, analogously to the French and Japanese Version. In this same history, he was the first to use the Latin equivalent of before Christ and established the standard for historians of no year zero, even though he used zero in his computus. In the Japanese language version, broadcast on Nick Japan, the bilingualism is Anglo-Japanese, with Dora and Boots speaking Japanese and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. A few generations later, the Anglo-Saxon historian Bede, who was familiar with the work of Dionysius, also used Anno Domini dating in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, finished in 731. Some French episodes are available to US customers on VHS from http://www.amazon.ca. The first historian or chronicler to use Anno Domini as his primary dating mechanism was Victor of Tonnenna, an African chronicler of the seventh century. In the French language version, Dora l'exploratrice, broadcast on the private French TV channel TF1, the bilingualism is Anglo-French, with Dora and Boots speaking French and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. The latest bound for the birth of Christ is the death of Herod the Great which occurred in 4 BC according to Kepler.

Some Spanish episodes are available to US customers on VHS, and some DVDs have a Spanish track (including Dora's Egg Hunt). Almost all Biblical scholars believe that Dionysius was incorrect in his calculation, and that the date claimed for Jesus' birth was between 8 BC and 4 BC. In the Spanish language version, Dora la Exploradora, broadcast on the Telemundo network, Dora and Boots are speaking Spanish and other protagonists speaking and answering in English. Another formulation, dominant in the East during the early centuries of the Byzantine Empire, was developed by the Alexandrian monk Anninus. The simplicity and repetitious nature of the episodes make this series especially well-suited for learning important phrases in a foreign language. The Latin translator Jerome helped popularize Eusebius's AM count in the West. As with most animated series made in the US, Dora the Explorer has been dubbed into many languages all over the world. One popular formulation was that established by Eusebius of Caesarea, a historian at the time of Constantine I.

The show is generally in English, although it is peppered with simple Spanish phrases in an effort to give young viewers a rather limited multicultural experience. No single Anno Mundi epoch was dominant. Dora and her companions are the subject of numerous books and other merchandise for children. These eras, sometimes called Anno Mundi, "year of the world" (abbreviated AM), by modern scholars, had their own disagreements. Dora the Explorer is currently still being produced. Byzantine chroniclers like Theophanes continued to date each year in their world chronicles on a different Judaeo-Christian basis — from the notional creation of the World as calculated by Christian scholars in the first five centuries of the Christian era. While geography isn't directly taught, the concept of using a map to find one's way around is. The Anno Domini system was developed by a Scythian monk named Dionysius Exiguus in Rome in 525, as an outcome of his work on calculating the date of Easter.

The episodes are used to demonstrate and practice skills such as decision-making, following directions, mathematics (usually counting), music, physical coordination, and Anglo-Spanish bilingualism. The papacy was in regular contact throughout the Middle Ages with envoys of the Byzantine world, and had a clear idea — sudden deaths and deposals notwithstanding — of who was the Byzantine emperor at any one time. Sometimes there are also locomotives, boats and automobiles with speaking roles. The last consul nominated was Anicius Faustus Albinus Basilius in 541. Additionally, the show features a number of anthropomorphic props, notably Dora's fat and ever-hungry backpack and the always-talking map. Use of consular dating ended when the emperor Justinian I discontinued appointing consuls in the mid sixth century, shortly after he required that the use of imperial regnal dating. These characters can speak either Spanish or English. Early Christians designated the year via a combination of consular dating, imperial regnal year dating, and Creation dating.

There are a number of minor, recurring animal characters such as Señor Tucan, Isa the iguana, Benny the bull, and Tico the squirrel. In 1422, Portugal became the last country of western Europe to adopt the Anno Domini era). Other recurring human characters include Dora's mother (mami), father (papi), and grandmother (abuela). The most important of these include the Seleucid era (in use until the eighth century), and the Spanish era (in use in official documents in Aragon, Valencia, and in Castile, into the fourteenth century. He has proved popular enough that Nickelodeon introduced a separate Diego series entitled Go, Diego, Go! in 2005. The beginning of the numbered year also varied from place to place, and was not largely standardized in Europe (except England) as January 1 until the sixteenth century. Diego is an intrepid young animal rescue worker and sometimes partners with Dora in her adventures. A great many local systems or eras were also important, for example the year from the foundation of one particular city, the regnal year of the neighboring Persian emperor, and eventually even the year of the reigning Caliph.

Some more recently produced episodes have introduced Dora's cousin Diego, voiced by Felipe Dieppa. This system was used in Gaul, in Egypt until the Islamic conquest, and in the Eastern Roman Empire until its conquest in 1453. Swiper is voiced by Marc Weiner. Documents and events began to be dated by the year of the cycle (e.g., "fifth indiction", "tenth indiction") in the fourth century, and was used long after the tax was no longer collected. Sometimes the retrieval of the item is itself the quest. Another common system was to use the indiction cycle (15 indictions made up an agricultural tax cycle, an indiction being a year in duration). However, if Dora and Boots fail to repeat the phrase in time, Swiper steals the item, throws it somewhere and gloats, "You're too late!" Dora and Boots must then retrieve the item so the quest can continue. His successors followed his practice until the memory of the Roman Republic faded (late in the second century or early in the third century), when they openly began to use their regnal year.

In response, Swiper disappointedly snaps his fingers and says, "Oh, man!". At first, Augustus would indicate the year of his rule by counting how many times he had held the office of consul, and how many times the Roman Senate had granted him Tribunican powers, carefully observing the fiction that his powers came from these offices granted to him, rather than from his own person or the many legions under his control. In order to prevent Swiper from stealing whatever item Dora and Boots are carrying at the time, Dora first asks the audience if they see Swiper, then she leads them in saying, "Swiper, no swiping!" three times. Another system that is less commonly found than thought was to use the regnal year of the Roman emperor. He usually attempts to steal an item which is necessary for Dora and Boots to complete their quest. Pope Boniface IV (about AD 600) may have been the first to use both the ab urbe condita era and the Anno Domini era (he put AD 607 = AUC 1360). Swiper is a masked thief. About AD 400 the Iberian historian Orosius used the ab urbe condita era.

Dora's quests are often complicated by a villainous fox named Swiper. Modern historians usually adopt the epoch of Varro, which we place in 753 BC. Boots is voiced by Harrison Chad. Several epochs were in use by Roman historians. He wears red boots and loves to hold Dora's hand. Another method of dating, rarely used, was to indicate the year ab urbe condita, or "from the foundation of the City" (abbreviated AUC), where "the City" meant Rome. Dora's sidekick and best friend is Boots, a talking monkey who is 5½ years old. Sometimes one or both consuls might not be appointed until November or December of the previous year, and news of the appointment may not have reached parts of the Roman empire for several months into the current year; thus we find the occasional inscription where the year is defined as "after the consulate" of a pair of consuls.

Dora's name is taken from the Spanish word Exploradora, which means explorer. This involved naming both consulares ordinares who had been appointed to this office on January 1 of the civil year. Dora is voiced by Kathleen Herles. The earliest and most common practice was Roman 'consular' dating. At the end of each episode, Dora celebrates the completion of the quest with a song ("We Did It") and asks what the viewer's favorite obstacle or encounter was. This redundancy allows historians to construct parallel regnal lists for many kingdoms and polities by comparing chronicles from different regions, which include the same rulers. Dora involves the other protagonists and the viewer of the show in the quest. Like the other inhabitants of the Roman Empire, early Christians used one of several methods to indicate a specific year — and it was not uncommon for more than one to be used in the same document.

The location of Dora's home is also vague (however, most episodes show palm trees and mountains in the background so it is likely to be California or Mexico). Anno Domini dating was not adopted in Western Europe until the eighth century. In any case, Dora speaks both Spanish and English. This article, however, is about the civil usage without a year zero. Dora's exact national origin remains vague because no specific Latin American country is ever mentioned. This results in a one-year shift between the two systems (eg −1 equals 2 BC). Dora the Explorer tells the story of Dora Marquez, a seven-year old Latina who ventures forth on various simple but important quests. In keeping with 'standard decimal numbering', a negative sign '−' is added for earlier years, so counting down from year 2 would give 2, 1, 0, −1, −2, and so on.

. This is a problem with some calculations; so in astronomical year numbering a zero is added, and the 'AD' and 'BC' are dropped. The series not only on Nick, but also on CBS on Saturday mornings and Noggin as well. Historians do not use a year zero — AD 1 is the first year or epoch of the Anno Domini era, and 1 BC immediately precedes it as the first year before the epoch. The show was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner. It is often used in a more elaborate form such as Anno Nostrae Salutis (in the year of our salvation), Anno Salutis Humanae (in the year of human well-being), Anno Reparatae Salutis (in the year of accomplished salvation). Dora the Explorer became a regular series in 2000. It can be explained in the context of Christian belief, where the birth of Jesus saved mankind from eternal damnation.

A pilot episode for this series aired in 1999. Anno Salutis (often translated from Latin as in the year of salvation) is a dating style used up until the eighteenth century, which like Anno Domini dates years from the birth of Christ. Dora the Explorer is an American animated television series for preschool-age children that is broadcast on Nickelodeon in the United States. do not presuppose faith in Christ and hence are more appropriate for interfaith dialog than the conventional B.C./A.D." When the People's Republic of China abolished the Republic of China era in 1949, it adopted Western years, calling that era gōngyuán, 公元, which literally means Common Era. .. For example, Cunningham and Starr (1998) write that "B.C.E./C.E.

This term is often preferred by those who want to avoid the association with the Christian era. Anno Domini is sometimes referred to as the Common Era (CE) instead. . The English usage adheres to the traditional practice of placing the abbreviation before the year, as in Latin (e.g., 64 BC, but AD 2001).

This Christian era is currently dominant all around the world in both commercial and scientific use.
Presently, it is the common, international standard, recognised by international institutions such as the United Nations and the Universal Postal Union.
This is due both to the tradition and to the fact that the solar Gregorian calendar has long time been considered to be astronomically correct.[1]. This is the designation used to number years in the Christian Era, conventionally used with the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
"Before Christ", abbreviated as BC or B.C. is now usually used to denote years before Anno Domini years in English language.
More extensive, the years may be also designed by Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, in English translation from Latin: "In the Year of Our Lord Jesus Christ". Anno Domini ("In the Year of the Lord"), abbreviated as AD or A.D. defines an epoch based on the traditionally-reckoned year of the birth (or actually Incarnation) of Jesus of Nazareth. In the Islamic world, traditional Islamic dating according to the Anno Hegiræ (in the year of the hijra) era remains in use to a varying extent, especially for religious purposes.

In Israel, the traditional Hebrew calendar, using an era dating from Creation, is in official use. This is one of the versions of the Buddhist calendar. This is the so-called Thai solar calendar or Thailand Buddhist Era clearly relied on the western solar calendar. 543.

In 1941, the Prime Ministre Phibunsongkhram decided to count the years since B.C. In 1912 the New Year's Day was shifted to April 1. In Thailand in 1888 King Chulalongkorn decreed a National Thai Era since founding of Bangkok on 1782, April 6. Juche means "autarchy, self-reliance".

The year 2004 was "Juche 93". North Korea uses a system that starts in 1912 (= Juche 1), the year of the birth of their founder Kim Il-Sung. It is still very common in Taiwan to date events via the Republic of China era, whose first year is 1912. The official Japanese system numbers years from the accession of the current emperor, regarding the calendar year during which the accession occurred as the first year.

This era was abolished with the fall of fascism in Italy on July 25, 1943.
Both attempts ultimately failed to replace the standard calendar.. Therefore, 1934, for example, was Year XII. The Italian Fascists used the standard system along with Roman numerals to denote the number of years since the establishment of the Fascist government in 1922. Napoléon finally abolished the calendar effective 1 January 1806, the day after 10 nivôse an XIV.

(see French Revolutionary Calendar). The French Revolution seriously attempted to displace the Anno Domini system by instead dating from 22 September 1792 = 1 vendémiaire an I (an means year in French) of the First French Republic.

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