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The Dora Wars: Nickelodeon Strikes Back!

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nickelodeon fires back against dora actress and her mother

Earlier today, the mother of the actress who voices Dora the Explorer, Caitlin Sanchez, sent us a press release and audio file in response to what she considered to be an attack on her daughter's reputation by Nickelodeon.

A spokesperson from Nickelodeon has contacted us with their response, which is as follows:

"The conversation in question with the Nickelodeon press department was in specific reference to public and PR appearances. It was clearly not about portraying the voice of the character for the television show. The Nickelodeon statement we released last week is unquestionably accurate."

For those who haven't seen it, here's the statement that Nickelodeon released last week:

"Unfortunately, Caitlin's voice changed and she was no longer able to portray the Dora character, as happened with the actress who originated the role. Caitlin's contract was extensively negotiated through her agent and in compliance with her union. She was well-compensated for her work and for personal appearances. We have enjoyed working with Caitlin on Dora the Explorer these past three years, and we did in fact offer her a contract for other work with us."

Looks like both sides are standing firm with their positions. Guess we'll see how this progresses.

Have U chosen a side yet? Are U on Team Dora or Team Nickelodeon?

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6 comments to “The Dora Wars: Nickelodeon Strikes Back!”

  1. 1

    Give me a break. Changing the actress that voices Dora is like changing the voice of the actress that does Bart Simpson. We love Dora and we will hate to see another actress do her voice so I guess we will stop watching Dora and Nickelodeon.

  2. 2

    They offered her other work. Why is she complaining? Nobody gives a shit about her.

  3. 3

    Am I the only one who's happy that we NO LONGER HAVE TO LISTEN TO DORA'S SCREECHING VOICE!?! Maybe they can get someone who knows how to use an inside voice. No offense to the young woman, but SHEESH!!! Anyway, she's 14 now but looks 17. So within the next couple years she'll be on some teen show no doubt, so she shouldn't worry about it. Move on.

  4. 4

    P.S. I just saw that she's 16, not 14. In that case she looks even older, so yeah she'll be fine. Time to move onto teen/adult roles. They're probably most just upset about missing out on the residuals and merchandise participation points. ;)

  5. 5

    Nickelodeon sucks! Their programming is horrible! The same shows shown over and over again. They're finished. TV Land is just as bad.

  6. 6

    Let's not get our panties in a knot. There are plenty and I do mean plenty of people that can do an annoying little Mexican voice. She is acting like she discovered the cure for cancer. PLEASE, she only did the voice, its not like she came out on the show.