Meet The Newest Voice Of “Dora The Explorer” – Fátima Ptacek
Tune in to Nickelodeon to kick off the new 7th season of “Dora the Explorer” with 5 days of premieres – Monday, Jan. 30 – Friday, Feb. 3, at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT). The new season features a brand new actress playing the role of Dora: 11-year-old Fátima Ptacek!
Born in NYC with Ecuadorian and European family, Fátima speaks fluent English and Spanish and is currently studying Mandarin Chinese. She has a long list of acting credits, including “Saturday Night Live,” “Sesame Street,” “Anything’s Possible,” “The Miracle of Spanish Harlem,” and over 60 television commercials. Attending academy in NYC, Fátima loves reading, competes in gymnastics and equestrianism, is a professional model, and volunteers often for charities.
Wow! That’s a strong resume.
Check out the list of episodes below. Will you be tuning in and welcoming Fátima as the new voice of Dora?
Monday, Jan. 30 – “Dora and Diego Save Atlantis” (Jason Alexander Guest Stars)
Dora, Diego, Boots and Unicornio leave the Enchanted Forest to end an ancient feud between the unicorns and dragons and save the lost continent of Atlantis. Meanwhile, a greedy owl (voiced by Jason Alexander) is given the opportunity to act as king and watch over the forest.
Tuesday, Jan. 31 – “The Big Red Chicken’s Magic Wand”
The Big Red Chicken is doing magic tricks and for his first trick, he turns Boots into a chicken. When he tries to turn him back into a monkey, he lets out a big sneeze that propels the magic wand into Magic Land. Dora and friends set off on a magic-filled journey in order to get the wand fixed so Boots can become a monkey again.
Wednesday, Feb. 1 – “Swiper’s Favorite Things”
Swiper is packing all of his favorite things for a sleepover at his Grandma’s House — his pajama trunk, his favorite puppy book, and his very special funny bunny. Just as he is about to leave, a big wind gust comes in and blows everything away! Dora and Swiper journey to Crocodile Lake, through the Jumbled Trees, and race to Strawberry Hill to get Swiper’s favorite things back.
Thursday, Feb. 2 – “A Ribbon For Pinto” (Season 7 Premiere)
Pinto is really excited about the Big Horse Show and he’d like to win his very first blue prize ribbon. Dora, Boots, and Pinto are taking a train to the show, but the train breaks down and they worry they won’t be able to make it!
Friday, Feb. 3 – “Dora’s Knighthood Adventure” (Andy Garcia Guest Stars)
Boots loves to hear stories about knights who go on heroic adventures and Don Quixote (Andy Garcia) tells Dora and Boots that anyone can be a knight as long as they help others. Boots would love to be a knight and so would his friends Rocinante the horse and Dapple the donkey, but they need someone to rescue. Dora takes out her spotting scope and they discover a princess calling out for help from the Royal Garden. Dora, Boots, Rocinante and Dapple set out through the Puppet Stage, past Tico’s Carousel to get to the Royal Garden and save the princess.