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Swiper (or the the bad guys of the film) will literally be stopped by Dora and her friends simply telling them to just stop whatever bad thing they are doing.
It would be the most hilarious way to resolve the main conflict of the film.

Dora will try to stop the villains by telling them to not be evil... and it will fail spectacularly.
Given the deconstruction theme that the movie seems to be going for, it would make sense for the script to take one of the most iconic Dora tropes... and subvert it by showing what would REALLY happen if you tried to do this
in the real world.
  • Swiper does his "You're too late!" routine and tosses the key item as he sometimes does, telling them they'll never find it. And they really can't; the climax is Dora and friends trying to find a workaround.
  • Jossed. Nobody tries this.

How they implement the original series elements
If this is anything like the many Dora parodies over the years, the film will have these elements:
  • Map is still magical and Backpack is still a Bag of Holding, but Dora simply imagined them as sentient growing up to help herself comprehend this. Her ability to talk to Boots and the gang is just her speaking animal, and everyone else (probably in a gag moment) hears nothing.
    • The first part is Jossed. The part about nobody else but Dora hearing Boots is Confirmed, but in reverse: Boots speaks perfect English to encourage her, and Dora didn't think he'd talk either.
  • There will be a computer system that has a similar interface to the faux point-and-click elements of the show.
    • Jossed.
  • Dora teaches her new friends something to say in Spanish, but either they already know, or the word will be an important trigger phrase to find the titular city.
    • Jossed.
  • The insect band is someone's ringtone, or Dora starts calling Sammy, Randy, and Diego "the Fiesta Trio" as an Affectionate Nickname.
    • Jossed, though Sammy, Randy, and Diego do dress in the Fiesta Trio's colors during the Dance Party Ending.
  • If they want to go for Black Comedy, the edutainment aspects are used in inappropriate moments, such as Imagine Spots done in the original series art style where she asks the audience where her parents are.
    • Confirmed.

There won't be any Swiper, No Swiping!.
Instead, Dora will go postal on him and threaten to shove a stick of dynamite down his throat unless he promises never to steal again. Because there's only so much of Swiper's crap she can take before she snaps.Confirmed.

Swiper will be a darker character.

Given he’s yet to appear in trailers, despite being the third well known character in the show, it’s highly possible he’ll act as the main villain this time around.

  • Jossed. He's only a sidekick to the mercenaries, and no darker than he was in the original show.

The film was originally intended to be a Live-Action Adaptation of The Wild Thornberrys, but was changed to be one of a more popular and similar Nickelodeon franchise.
Some of the elements in the trailer seem to be more in line with The Wild Thornberrys than that of Dora the Explorer. For instance, Dora's parents say that she's spent her whole life in the jungle, when a few episodes take place at Dora's house. A majority of The Wild Thornberrys has Eliza and her family exploring the jungle. Also, Boots does not have boots on, and The Wild Thornberrys also had a monkey character named Donnie who did not wear boots. This probably means that this film started life as an adaptation of The Wild Thornberrys, but became Dora the Explorer because the latter show was more popular than Thornberrys was.
  • Problem with this idea; Outside of those minor elements, it doesn't resemble Thornberrys much at all. Keep in mind that Eliza didn't have a knife in the show, Dora isn't shown to have the power to talk to animals in the movie, the monkey doesn't look any closer to Darwin than Boots since the latter was a chimpanzee (Donnie was her adopted brother, not the chimpanzee), there's no counterpart for Debbie, her parents aren't part of a TV show, etc. It really isn't much of a stretch to say Dora spent most of her life exploring a jungle/forest either, and Eliza also spent lots of time in other locales, including human civilization, far more than Dora did in the original cartoon.
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  • Also worth noting is the fact that The Wild Thornberrys already had three movies, and has also been pretty well out of the public eye since it ended in the mid-2000s, so it's unlikely they would dip back into that well now.

Teaser trailer for the next Nick Jr movie will feature a hand holding a sword with a charm similar a jade necklace in a dark manner hinting that the next movie will have a Decon-Recon Switch thingamabob more akin to a Action Fantasy Horror film and possibly a start of the Nickelodeon Cinematic Universe and in that scene, the unseen girl will appear ala Rurouni Kenshin/Ichigo Kurosaki/Aang.
If so, this will be Nickelodeon's first horror/mystery thriller film.

Dora's high school friends will get animal companions of their own.
This will be how Isa, Benny, and Tico enter the story.
  • Probably Jossed but they might in the Sequel.

In the unlikely event that this gets a sequel, that movie will have Dora getting recruited by a spy agency.
Basically, it would be a clone of Kim Possible and/or a Decon-Recon take on Mission Impossible.
Alternatively to the above, maybe something like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This is the start of a Nickelodeon cinematic universe of live-action films.
It’s certainly a possibility. Dora is a odd start, but it might get better soon...

This is the start of a Nickelodeon cinematic universe of live-action films.
  • Ni Hao, Kai-Lan (An action fantasy horror akin to Bleach and maybe, Castlevania but based on Chinese mythology. Kai Lan as a tween fights demons from Chinese mythology with her sword and with the help of Tolee, Rintoo, Hoho and Lulu)
    • If other folks wanted Ye-Ye to give A Day in the Limelight treatment, maybe the other option is this: a Bruce Lee-esque flick focusing on him as a child or a teenager. Some like a being Deconstruction/Reconstruction on a typical Bruce Lee/Jackie Chan film but much darker.
    • The film can have both with a tween Kai Lan and a young Ye-Ye (who is teleported from the past) while the film tells about the young Ye-Ye's backstory on how he is a part of a Chinese warrior tribe. The film will reveal the fate of Kai-Lan's parents and also talk about Kai Lan's ancestors.
  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (sci-fi comedy)
  • Fairly Oddparents (reboot)
  • Ren & Stimpy (something that would put any crime film to shame)
    • Jossed (for now) due to the franchise being already dead but there will be a film in the future aimed at those who grew up with Ren and Stimpy in the past.
  • Blue's Clues (urban fantasy mystery)
  • Spongebob Squarepants (if confirmed to be part of the NCU)
    • Alternatively, Doug in the style of Scott Pilgrim.
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera (western action)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (reboot)
  • Catscratch (in the style of Dumb and Dumber. The cats and Kimberly must rescue Kimberly's family. Kimberly gets a character development making her a intelligent and serious girl)
  • Danny Phantom (action horror)
  • The Mighty B! (superhero film. True series finale. The badges Bessie collected in past episodes became miraculously powered causing Bessie to be surrounded by bees becoming one of the most badass superheroines. Bessie will get a character development. Her superheroine alias will be more akin to Bumblebee.)
  • My Life as a Teenage Robot (sci-fi superhero spy film. True series finale. Jenny/XJ-9 and her sisters had suffered PTSD after a clash royale in the episode, "Turncoats". A spy agency hires the sisters, forming a Avangers and Justice League-like team to save the world from a real-life terrorist organization but they most overcome their PTSD)
  • KaBlam (action war. The characters from the 5 main shorts reunited as mercenaries)
  • The Naked Brothers Band (dramedy. The Naked Brothers Band was a target of a scandal that they extremely denied)
  • The Backyardigans (musical satire on the music industry. The Backyardigans goes to Hollywood to meet the former members of Big Time Rush)
  • Tak and the Power of Juju (Thematic follow-up to Lost City, focusing on the adventure aspects of the series)
  • Nickelodeon GUTS (Adventure/drama, tells the story of a group of sportsmen competing to climb the Aggro Crag)
  • A collective adaptation of the old sketch comedy series (All That, You Can't Do That on Television, The Amanda Show). Self-deprecating Work Com in the vein of 30 Rock dealing with strange writing/directorial decisions, treatment of staff and actors, and darker or scarcastic reboots of previously idealistic children's shows.

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