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Paramount+ Orders Live-Action ‘Dora the Explorer’ and ‘The Fairly OddParents’ Series

Mining of Nickelodeon IP continues with two new shows that will be similar to the 2019 ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ feature.

Big reveals and surprises keep pouring in from Wednesday’s ViacomCBS' investor presentation. Brian Robbins, president ViacomCBS Kids & Family, has shared that both Dora the Explorer and The Fairly OddParents will be coming to the new Paramount+ streamer, this time as live-action series. That’s a tall order! As for what to expect from the ambitious shows, Robbins shared little, though he explained they would be “in the vein of” the 2019 live-action feature Dora and the Lost City of Gold.

Dora, which premiered in 2000, had an eight-season original run spanning 178 episodes. The show centered on Dora Marquez, a seven-year-old Latina girl and her adventures with a talking purple backpack and monkey companion, Boots.

The Fairly OddParents, created by Butch Hartman, began life as a short on the animation showcase, Fred Seibert’s Oh Yeah! Cartoons, getting picked up for series in 2001. The show centers on the adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner, his two fairy godparents Cosmo and Wanda, and his rather nasty babysitter, Vicky. It ran on and off until Hartman left the network in 2018; a total of 172 episodes were produced.

ViacomCBS' investor presentation event has uncovered many extremely promising projects, rivaling the enormous Disney Investors Day late last year. What was your favorite reveal? How do you feel about a new big streamer joining the mix?

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