From CH Staff on
The "Modern Family" star breaks skulls and language barriers.
By Ben Joseph & David Young
INT. MUSEUM ALARM BELLS. A FLASHLIGHT falls on an empty glass case. BRITISH VOICE (V.O.) The Infinity Orb has been swiped! Call the police! TITLE CARD: To recover the world’s greatest treasures... INT. MUSEUM The museum director stares out a large window. MUSEUM DIRECTOR No. I know someone who specializes in covert artifact recovery. CURATOR (dismissive) A thief? MUSEUM DIRECTOR She prefers the term... Explorer. TITLE CARD: ...you need the world’s greatest explorer. QUICK SHOTS: - A COOL BLUE BACKPACK is pulled on over a PURPLE SHIRT. - Small WHITE SHOES are tied. - A MONKEY runs onto a shoulder. BACK TO SCENE: MUSEUM DIRECTOR Dora. REVEAL: DORA (Ariel Winter), pre-teen, is at the door. Her monkey BOOTS is on her shoulder. She's deadly serious. DORA Hola mi amigos. An ELECTRONIC VERSION of the DORA THEME starts. CUT TO: INT. SECURITY OFFICE The director and Dora review security footage of an OLDER MAN in a BANDITO MASK and GLOVES stealing the orb. MUSEUM DIRECTOR Cameras captured a man in a purple mask and gloves removing the orb. DORA (to herself) Swiper. You old fox. MUSEUM DIRECTOR Do you know where to find him? DORA No. But I know someone who does. INT. INTERROGATION ROOM A SKETCHY INFORMANT takes a swig from a flask. MAP (drunk, singing) I'm the map! I'm the map! I'm the map! WHAM. Dora slams him down on the table. DORA Cut the crap, Map! Where'd Swiper take the orb? GRAPHICS: On a MAP, a plane traces a dotted line to SOUTH AMERICA. MAP (V.O.) Last I heard... Guadalajara. TITLE: COMING THIS SUMMER... INT. JANITOR'S CLOSET Dora KICKS DOWN A DOOR. She scans the room with a her gun, then talks DIRECTLY TO CAMERA. DORA I need your help. If you see Swiper, say his name out loud, OK? SPIN TO REVEAL: A Janitor smoking a cigarette. JANITOR Uh, que? EXT. JUNGLE Dora swings from vines through the jungle. DORA (V.O.) There's someone I need to see. TITLE: FROM THE PRODUCERS OF TRUE LIES EXT. JUNGLE HUT Dora pauses outside a small jungle hut. DORA Hello Diego. DIEGO (O.S.) Dora. It's been a while. REVEAL: Diego is a SHIRTLESS MEGA-HUNK. DIEGO (holds up seven fingers) I haven't seen you since I was this many. TITLE: AND THE WRITERS OF YO GABBA GABBA INT. WAREHOUSE Dora and Boots are pinned down under heavy fire behind some crates. Dora runs out of ammo. She takes off her backpack. DORA Backpack! Activate! It talks through a flashing light: BACKPACK Hola Dora! Soy backpack. What do you need? DORA A miracle would be a nice start! TITLE: ADVENTURE GOES BILINGUAL INT. ROOFTOP Swiper has Dora tied to a chair. Boots is tied to a TINY CHAIR. SWIPER Join me, Dora. Together we'll be the greatest swipers the world has ever seen. Dora spits in his face. SWIPER Charming. Swiper SLAPS her. EXT. JUNGLE Dora and Boots run from an EXPLOSION. DORA Boots! Vamanos! (beat, to camera) That means hurry. EXT. JUNGLE Behind Dora, Swiper LEANS OUT OF A BUSH. Diego raises his gun. Every time we cut back to Dora, Swiper's peeking out from behind a different object in the BG. DIEGO Swiper! He's right behind you! DORA Where!? DIEGO RIGHT BEHIND YOU! DORA Where? Do you see Swiper? Diego GROANS. Fires. EXT. ABANDONED BUILDING With a gun battle going on in the background, we see Dora and Swiper fighting. Swiper has the orb in his hands. DORA SWIPER! NO! SWIPING! Dora grabs the orb and runs away from the building dodging bullets. A beeping sound grabs Swipers attention. He turns and sees a bomb. SWIPER (snaps his fingers) Oh, man. The building explodes. TITLE CARD: DORA THE EXPLORER AND THE QUEST FOR THE INFINITY ORB END.