Dora the Explorer | 1999
Children's bilingual, animated, interactive, adventure series featuring Dora, a 7-year-old Latina girl who lives inside a computer. In each episode, Dora and her best friend, a monkey named Boots, invite preschoolers on an adventure. Each step on the journey presents some kind of problem or puzzle, and Dora and the viewers must think their way to the solution. Dora is bilingual and uses her ability to speak Spanish to communicate with her friends and forge ahead. She demonstrates that speaking Spanish is not only a valuable tool, but also a source of pride.