IMTA ALUM EVA LONGORIA IN DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD
August 08, 2019
“I was too old when Dora came out. I was already past that stage of watching cartoons, but boy, did she
have an impact on me even though I didn’t watch it regularly. Everybody knew who Dora was, especially
in the Hispanic community, and everything that she represented on a mainstream television [show]: to
see this little girl speaking Spanish, and she was brown like us, and she was positive!”
— Eva Longoria Bastón
Raise your hand if you remember when “Dora the Explorer” made her debut on Nickelodeon in 2000.
She was the first animated Latina character in a leading role, and remains the star of the longest-running
American TV show featuring characters speaking Spanish. Now, 19 years later, the
live-action Dora and the Lost City of Gold gets the big-screen treatment in a family
action-adventure that is breaking boundaries and stereotypes.
Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could
prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure ever: high school. Always the
explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots, Diego, a mysterious jungle
inhabitant, and a ragtag group of teens on a mission to save her parents and solve the
impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization. The film stars IMTA alum Eva
Longoria alongside Michael Peña, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Trejo, Eugenio Derbez,
and Isabela Moner as Dora.