The kids TV show "Dora the Explorer" had a pilot episode. Not much is known about it because a full logging or summary hasn't been released.

Airdate None
Finished: Saturday, June 12, 1999

(First pilot tested by preschoolers in 1999)

Season 0
Episode 1
Previous N/A
Next The Legend of the Big Red Chicken

Characters present


Dora and Boots find a way out to the Giant Cupcake.


  • Dora's early design had a purple shirt and blue pants, this design was used in several MAD episodes.
  • Boots's early design had a purple skin, light-purple face and green shoes.
  • The pilot was finished in Saturday, June 12, 1999.
  • This pilot episode was never released to the public, Although the pilot was tested by preschoolers.
  • This pilot hasn't been viewed by anyone. Though it was tested by preschoolers. For all we know, Nickelodeon or Viacom probably has it. There is a great change that they can have this pilot. So there is still hope.








Fiesta Trio


Test Pilot

  • This pilot can be found online, however, the audio is unavailable.


  • This test pilot can be found online, however, the audio is unavailable.
  • The test pilot only has the walking cycles.
  • Dora has the final design, however, Boots still isn't the same as the final.
  • The test pilot features their pilot designs.

Test Pilot Video

Dora The Explorer Test Pilot (1999)00:16

Dora The Explorer Test Pilot (1999)

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