Guest starring on children’s TV shows is popular with celebrities these days. The latest is singer/actress Thalia. She will join Dora the Explorer and Boots as be the voice of a mermaid trying to reconnect with her child on a new half-hour special airing on Nickelodeon. “Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom,” will premiere Friday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT).
“I was thrilled to play a role on Dora the Explorer, a show that has touched the lives of many children around the world including my own child,” says Thalia. “Dora is such an iconic and important Latina heroine, and I’m proud to now be a part of the show’s ever-growing legacy.”
In “Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom,” Dora and Boots are at the beach when they find Maribel, a little lost mermaid, who needs to get back to her mommy (voiced by Thalia) in the Mermaid Kingdom. Dora uses her mermaid charm necklace to transform into a mermaid and turn Boots into a sea monkey. Together the three set off on an underwater adventure through the octopus’s garden, past the ocean rocks to Mermaid Cove where Maribel will have to sing to bring all the mermaids together so she can find her mommy.