‘Dora The Explorer’ First Photo Unveiled; Nicholas Coombe Joins As Production Gets Underway

Paramount Players' live-action feature of Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer began production a few days ago, and will shoot entirely on Australia's Gold Coast. The studio dropped the first photo today of 17-year-old Isabela Moner as the title moppet jungle adventurer with a penchant for solving puzzles.
Dora the Explorer will start her adventures on the big screen on August 2, 2019.” />
Temuera Morrison will play the role of Powell. Madeleine Madden plays Sammy the school’s snooty class president, and Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza is Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie. Dora the Explorer finds Dora dealing with high school and leading a new group of friends on an adventure with her sidekick, Boots the monkey, and famed cousin Diego played by newcomer Micke Moreno.
Also joining the cast is Nicholas Coombe, who'll play Randy, a fellow high school friend of Dora's who becomes completely smitten with her. Coombe is repped by LINK Entertainment, The Characters Talent Agency and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Previous credits include ABC's Imaginary Mary and Global Road's Midnight Sun opposite Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger. He recently shot a recurring role on Annapurna/Hulu’s pilot Search and Destroy and recurs on Syfy's The Magicians.
Filming will take place on the continent’s east coast south of Brisbane. Village Roadshow Studios, where the production will headquarter, has been host to such recent shoots as Thor: Ragnarok and Aquaman. Walden Media co-produces the James Bobin-directed film. Queenland's tropical forests near Tamborine Mountain and Tallebudgera will be tapped as Dora’s jungle habitat The production is being supported by the Queensland government via Screenland Queensland.