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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