By IAN FAILES
It was always a given that a live-action imagining of the hugely popular Dora the Explorer animated television series would see the characters get into some crazy adventures, meet several obstacles and find their way out of seemingly insurmountable problems.
That is exactly what happens in James Bobin’s Dora and the Lost City of Gold, including a moment when Dora (Isabela Moner) and her friends encounter a bunch of giant red jungle flowers. These shoot out spores that have a hallucinatory effect on the team (causing them to see each other in 2D-cartoon form, an ode to the original series). MPC delivered visual effects for the sequence, working with animation studio Blink for the transitions to 2D.