Dora the Explorer to Ring Closing Bell at NYSE

On Monday, August 9, executives and guests of Nickelodeon, subsidiary of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dora the Explorer.

Press Release from Nickelodeon

On Monday, August 9, executives and guests of Nickelodeon, subsidiary of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dora the Explorer.

On August 14, 2000, Dora the Explorer made television history as the first animated Latina character in a leading role.  The series, which has crossed social, racial and language boundaries, is currently the number-one preschool show on television.

To commemorate this occasion, Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon; Chris Gifford, Creator, Dora the Explorer, Valerie Walsh Valdes, Creator, Dora the Explorer, Teri Weiss, SVP, Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool and Cathy Galeota, Executive in Charge of Production, Dora the Explorer will ring The Closing Bell, along with a costume character of Dora the Explorer.

ABOUT DORA THE EXPLORERSince launching in 2000, Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer has emerged as a global phenomenon, currently seen in more than 151 territories around the world and translated into 30 languages.  The series is the number-one preschool show on television.  Dora is the first animated Latina character to be featured in a leading role, and the show has received numerous industry awards including the Peabody, NAACP, Alma, Latino Spirit, Gracie Allen, several Parents' Choice Awards, the Television Critics Association award and 16 Daytime Emmy nominations. (Source: Nickelodeon)

Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora (Caitlin Sanchez).  Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests.  She explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.  

ABOUT NICKELODEON (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B)Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). (Source: Nickelodeon)

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