– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I know you’ve probably had a pretty bad day. It’s Monday, and there hasn’t been any hot news drop for the day just yet. Luckily we got you covered, and so does THR, as the outlet has just reported the most important news ever.

The live-action Dora the Explorer film will be headed to theaters next summer on August 2, 2019. Set the write the film is The Muppets writer (and Storks and Forgetting Sarah Marshall director) Nicholas Stoller, and on board to direct is James Bobin, who directed The Muppets (as well as the terrible Alice Through the Looking Glass).

The real question now is whether or not this is actually a good idea (my hunch says it’s not). Way back in 2012, College Humor made a silly sketch about a Michael Bay-directed Dora the Explorer movie, and because of that, I can’t unsee. That being said, Stoller and Bobin are a pair that has worked well on the kid-friendly material in the past, so perhaps there’s a chance it’ll end up as a non-garbage movie.

How much more excited are you now that you know Dora the Explorer is only a year and a half away? What approach do you think the studio will take in adapting something that is so firmly directed at kids? Let us know down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.