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Dora the Explorer voice sues Nickelodeon
Caitlin Sanchez, the voice behind Dora the Explorer since 2007, has sued Nickelodeon for not properly compensating her.
According to a statement issued by the lawyers representing Sanchez and her parents, the suit claims that Nickelodeon “took advantage of a hard-working teenage girl” and “charges that Caitlin and her parents were pressured into signing an unconscionable contract with convoluted, vague and undefined terms that allowed producers of the Nickelodeon hit to exploit her.”
The complaint, which was filed Wednesday night, claims that Sanchez is “due millions in promised compensation for merchandising, re-runs, promotional work and recordings.”
According to CNN, the studio maintains that Caitlin’s voice changed (as did the previous voice talent) and was no longer able to play the part, but in addition to her compensation for the Dora roll they also offered her other work with the studio because they enjoyed working with her.