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Explora-Dora: Indefatigably curious, invariably inventive, Dora the Explorer always finds a way.
So originally, they were thinking bunny. No, really: Dora the Explorer co-creator Chris Gifford tells NPR's Rolando Arrieta that when Nickelodeon set out to create a new kids'-show hero, they started in the animal kingdom.
"It was a bunny who would go on a trip with his mommy," Gifford says. Find out what happened to kill the wabbit over on the story page — where my intern Justin and I have hooked you up with video clips from the series.