Dora the Explorer may finally be seeing her payday.
Most fans got familiar with Caitlin Sanchez on October 7th of this year. Sanchez has provided the voice for a girl we see on television every day, Dora the Explorer, since 2007.
If you don’t remember, Sanchez sued Nickelodeon for breach of contract, claiming she is owed millions for residuals, merchandise tie-ins and other related work.
In fact, according to the complaint, Sanchez made $5,115 per episode but either went unpaid or was underpaid for 160 extra hours of recording work and at least 400 hours of promotional work, including interviews; and is still owed for at least 325 airings and re-airings of the episodes featuring her voice, as well as her cut of Dora the Explorer‘s merchandising profits.
Now, finally [after two months], Caitlin Sanchez has dropped her multimillion-dollar suit against Nickelodeon after an out-of-court settlement that includes her working on some future episodes of the hit ‘toon series. No word on how much Sanchez will be paid yet, but I’m sure we will be hearing that sometime soon.
Approximately 1.9 million viewers tune into Dora the Explorer, now marking its 10th year on TV. It airs on Nickelodeon and other Viacom-owned stations.
Dora, enjoy your big check!