Holly on Hollywood
“Dora and the Lost City of Gold”
by Holly McClure
Dora and the Lost City of Gold is based on the Nickelodeon preschool TV series, Dora the Explorer. Dora (Isabela Moner) is now a teenager who has grown up exploring the jungle with her parents (Eva Longoria and Michael Peña). But nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet – going to public school! While Dora’s parents are away on an adventure, she starts high school with her cousin Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg). One day, Dora and friends are snatched by mercenaries hoping she will lead them to her missing parents and ultimately, the lost city of gold. Dora escapes along with her trusty monkey sidekick, Boots (voiced by Danny Trejo), and uses her skills to find her parents and the lost city, before the bad guys.
The PG family-friendly adventure has lots of action, slapstick humor, blow darts from angry natives, a cool booby-trapped temple, fart jokes, chase scenes, a thieving fox named Swiper, and Peña, Longoria, and Moner, all speak Spanish. The Dora we remember still looks at her world with childlike wonder breaks into song, has a singing backpack, a map that sings, her dad that still says, “She’ll grow out of it”, her monkey pal Boots and her childlike look at life. But Dora is now 16, she’s left homeschool for public school, makes new friends, deals with mean girls and escapes the clutches of the bad guys to find her missing parents. The movie has beautiful Australian jungle scenery, a tweenage-and-younger plot, with themes of family, friendship, bravery. This is a sweet story with an old-fashioned PG feel, that will entertain old and new fans of Dora the explorer!
~Holly On Hollywood~
Holly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative writer, filmographer, radio and television host, author, and pundit for family values, has established her media expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment. Holly was the first ‘family film critic’ syndicated in over 365 newspapers by The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on various media outlets and can now be seen on Uplift TV, Parables movie channel, and thelaundrymoms.com.
In 2002, Holly was asked by Mel Gibson to film the behind-the-scenes interviews for “The Passion of the Christ”. She produced a one hour special, “The Making of The Passion of the Christ”, that aired on TBN and ION. She has since produced numerous press features for various films (The Passion Of The Christ, Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, etc.) and is listed on IMDB .
Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother and mentor, passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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