Dora the Explorer movie filming in Queensland

A movie version of the popular US TV show Dora the Explorer has started filming on location in Queensland, Australia.

A movie version of the popular US TV show Dora the Explorer has started filming on location in Queensland, Australia.

The film follows Isabela Moner's teen Dora (pictured) as she shifts from a childhood of jungle exploration to high school with the help of various friends including a monkey called Boots.

Dora the Explorer movie filming in Queensland
Dora the Explorer

Filming is taking place entirely in Queensland. Production is making use of tropical jungle locations around Tambourine Mountain and Tallebudgera near the city of Gold Coast.

Shooting is also scheduled for a 40,000-sq-ft sound stage at Village Roadshow Studios in the city itself.

“We could not be more thrilled to be bringing Dora to Queensland and to be able to deliver Queensland for our film,” said Lee Rosenthal, president of physical production for Paramount Pictures, when the movie first confirmed Queensland as its filming location.

“In Queensland we are able to get outstanding crew, stages and a variety of jungle topography and city backdrops in essentially one place.”

Securing Dora the Explorer is a win for Queensland. Paramount came close to selecting an alternative international location for the production when an agreement initially failed to materialise on filming incentive support.

Australia’s main federal incentive for international productions is a 16.5% Location Offset. Paramount wanted support closer to 30% for Dora the Explorer and in the end a regional boost was needed from Queensland’s government to keep the film in Australia.

While the Location Offset remains valued at 16.5%, in May the Australian government launched a new fund worth AU$140m over four years, which effectively elevates the Location Offset more in line with international competitors.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Australia.

Image: Paramount Pictures/Twitter

Dora the Explorer movie filming in Queensland
Dora the Explorer

A movie version of the popular US TV show Dora the Explorer has started filming on location in Queensland, Australia.

The film follows Isabela Moner's teen Dora (pictured) as she shifts from a childhood of jungle exploration to high school with the help of various friends including a monkey called Boots.

Filming is taking place entirely in Queensland. Production is making use of tropical jungle locations around Tambourine Mountain and Tallebudgera near the city of Gold Coast.

Shooting is also scheduled for a 40,000-sq-ft sound stage at Village Roadshow Studios in the city itself.

“We could not be more thrilled to be bringing Dora to Queensland and to be able to deliver Queensland for our film,” said Lee Rosenthal, president of physical production for Paramount Pictures, when the movie first confirmed Queensland as its filming location.

“In Queensland we are able to get outstanding crew, stages and a variety of jungle topography and city backdrops in essentially one place.”

Securing Dora the Explorer is a win for Queensland. Paramount came close to selecting an alternative international location for the production when an agreement initially failed to materialise on filming incentive support.

Australia’s main federal incentive for international productions is a 16.5% Location Offset. Paramount wanted support closer to 30% for Dora the Explorer and in the end a regional boost was needed from Queensland’s government to keep the film in Australia.

While the Location Offset remains valued at 16.5%, in May the Australian government launched a new fund worth AU$140m over four years, which effectively elevates the Location Offset more in line with international competitors.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Australia.

Image: Paramount Pictures/Twitter

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