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The First Trailer For ‘Dora And The Lost City Of Gold’ Is Here And People Are Surprised And Ready

We all know “Dora the Explorer” from our nieces, nephews, younger siblings, and, low key, us, watching her explore the world around us. Who doesn’t have at least one fond memory that involves you screaming “Swiper no swiping!” The interactive children’s show that slowly taught viewers Spanish will soon be in theaters as a full-length, live-action movie. Obviously, the trailer would draw attention but people are surprised and here’s why.

The first trailer for “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” is out and wow.

People have been waiting for this movie for a long time. They won’t admit it but all of your friends have quietly been waiting for this trailer to drop and chances are they are hyped about it. It might be a children’s story and all but the movie is much more grown up. Think Lara Croft but Latino and, obviously, funnier and more entertaining.

Most people are so ready for this live-action Dora movie that they can barely contain their excitement.

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As you can see from the tweet, even people who didn’t know that this was a thing can’t help but lose their minds over it. It is pretty exciting news. Millennials are very familiar with popular cartoons from their youths turning into live-action movies or getting long-awaited sequels. The rule is always the same, this is for us, not the kids. They can go after opening weekend. K, thx, bye.

Some people thought they’d be funny and try to talk bad about the movie while hiding behind their keyboard.

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That’s a cute opinion but it is not accurate. It is a story we all want to see and we are so excited that we finally have it. Now, if you don’t want to watch it, then don’t. That’s totally fine but let the rest of the Dora fans have some time to be excited about this story finally getting the grown up treatment it deserves.

But, don’t worry. Someone checked them real quick.

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The trailer proves that this is more than just a movie to tell a story that would make money. They really thought this through and gave the characters depth and gave us enough in the trailer to make us want more. The whole Lara Croft angle hits us all int he nostalgic feels and, for that, we are so grateful.

However, there are so many questions that remain.

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Part of Dora’s appeal is that she teaches us things and gives us a chance to interact with what was happening. Will she let us play along? Are there going to be moments where we will get to yell at the screen? These are all things we kind of need to know.

Also, where is Swiper?

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Never did he show up in the trailer. It is something everyone is asking about because he wasn’t in the trailer. Will Swiper make an appearance in the movie? Is Swiper going to be involved at all? Not cool to just cut him out. Let’s hope Nickelodeon does the right thing and brings him into the story, where he belongs.

Aaaaand, some people are confused about her age.

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It does seem jarring that she is suddenly in high school after spending years not aging. While it is surprising, we should be celebrating her getting an education. This whole time, we were all thinking that she was falling behind in her classes to be an ultimate explorer. Good for you, Dora.

Either way, this is all of us on the day the movie opens.

We are already planning out our outfits and can’t wait to make it happen. Who is getting excited for Dora to take her adventures to the next level?

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says People Always Assumed He Was a Girl Growing Up Because He Had ‘Soft Features’

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Says People Always Assumed He Was a Girl Growing Up Because He Had ‘Soft Features’

Dwayne Johnson, agreeably one of the most “masculine” presenting people in the world, recently revealed that people weren’t always so quick to assume he was so. In an interview on “Sunday Today with Willie Geist,” that took place earlier this week the American actor and former professional wrestler revealed that when he was a child, people often assumed he was a girl. 

Speaking about his experience with presumed gender identity, The Rock revealed that people often thought he was girl because of his “soft features.”

“I would say between the ages of 7 and 11, people thought that I was a little girl because I had really soft features and I had really soft Afro hair,” he explained in his interview with Willie Geist.

The actor even went so far as to share a time in his life as a fifth-grader who was riding on a school bus.

“I sit down next to a kid, and within 60 seconds, he goes, ‘Can I ask you something?'” The Rock recalled. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ He goes, ‘Are you a boy or a girl?'”

Drawing on this time in his life, Johnson revealed that likely this also chalks up to his frequent moves as a child.

During his childhood, Johnson’s father Rocky Johnson was a professional wrestler who often moved his family around. According to John, he attended thirteen different schools by the time he was in high school.

“I have had a Forrest Gump-ian childhood growing up,” Johnson explained in his interview. “Wrestling in the ’80s and in the ’70s was way different than it is today. A lot of the times, including my father, the wrestlers would live paycheck to paycheck.”

The former wrestler reflection on earlier days coincides with the recent premiere of the hit NBC sitcom “Young Rock” a new series based on his life.

Fans of Johnson will be glad to know that he also stars in the series.

He is also portrayed by three different actors Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant and Uli Latukefu.

“Growing up, and you know we specifically went with these timelines in my life that were very defining times at 10 years old, 15 and 18 … there’s a lot of things in between those years that took place … but it was complicated and the relationship that I had with my dad was incredibly complicated — that was fueled by tough love,” he explained during NBC’s TCA press tour in an interview about the series.

He went onto share that his father “was kicked out of his house at 13 and he was homeless, so that then shaped the man who then raised me… And in that complication came an extraordinary life that was full of travel. I lived in 13 different states by the time I was 13 years old, also lived in New Zealand.”

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

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America Ferrera Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Working On ‘Gotta Kick It Up’ With Sweet IG Post

It has been 20 years since America Ferrera’s dream of becoming an actor back true. She took to Instagram to reflect on the moment that her dream started to come true and it is a sweet reminder that anyone can chase their dreams.

America Ferrera shared a sweet post reflecting on the 20th anniversary of working on “Gotta Kick It Up!”

“Gotta Kick It Up!” was one of the earliest examples of Latino representation so many of us remember. The movie follows a school dance team trying to be the very best they could possibly be. The team was down on their luck but a new teacher introduces them to a different kind of music to get them going again.

After being introduced to Latin beats, the dance team is renewed. It taps into a cultural moment for the Latinas on the team and the authenticity of the music makes their performances some of the best.

While the movie meant so much to Latino children seeing their culture represented for the first time, the work was a major moment for Ferrera. In the Instagram post, she gushes over the celebrities she saw on the lot she was working on. Of course, anyone would be excited to see Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt hanging out. Yet, what stands out the most is Ferrera’s own excitement to realize that she can make money doing what she loves most.

“I wish I could go back and tell this little baby America that the next 20 years of her life will be filled with unbelievable opportunity to express her talent and plenty of challenges that will allow her to grow into a person, actress, producer, director, activist that she is very proud and grateful to be. We did it baby girl. I’m proud of us,” Ferrera reflects.

Watch the trailer for “Gotta Kick It Up!” here.

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