Michael Bay To Produce A Live-Action 'Dora The Explorer' Movie

After delighting hordes of young kids on Nickelodeon, Dora the Explorer is getting ready to leave the small screen and her animated form behind for a live-action movie. And, as if that wasn't weird enough in itself, none other than Michael Bay is set to produce the adaptation, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

(Image: Nickelodeon)

Yup, though it may be hard to believe, the director of the explosive, beefed up movie saga that is Transformers is getting ready to bring the adventures of young Dora to Hollywood. Tasked with penning the script will be Muppets writer Nick Stoller. 

Originally running on Nickelodeon from 2000 to 2014, Dora the Explorer is set to return in the movie in 2019.

Weirdly enough, the idea has apparently been in the works for a number of years. Back in 2012, CollegeHumor even predicted the live-action adaptation with its parody trailer starring Ariel Winter

Few details have been given about the movie at this stage but we do know that it will follow Dora as a teenager as she moves to the big city to live with her cousin Diego. 

We're not yet sure how exactly how the producer is planning on translating the cartoon world to the big screen – bearing in mind that Dora's best friends are a monkey called Boots and a backpack named... Backpack, and that she drives around in a car driven by a purple squirrel. 

All the same, we're pumped to find out.