The mother of the actress who voices Dora the Explorer, Caitlin Sanchez, is lashing back at Nickelodeon for what she considers an attack on her daughter’s reputation. The response comes after Nick sent out a press release informing the general media that Sanchez has been terminated.
Unfortunately, Caitlin’s voice changed and she was no longer able to portray the Dora character, as happened with the actress who originated the role. Caitlin’s contract was extensively negotiated through her agent and in compliance with her union. She was well-compensated for her work and for personal appearances. We have enjoyed working with Caitlin on Dora the Explorer these past three years, and we did in fact offer her a contract for other work with us.
The statement came as a surprise and shocked many, igniting a few angry responses. However, Nick stands by their initial decision. They remarked further:
The conversation in question with the Nickelodeon press department was in specific reference to public and PR appearances. It was clearly not about portraying the voice of the character for the television show. The Nickelodeon statement we released last week is unquestionably accurate.
Sanchez’s mother claims the network shafted her daughter out of millions and paid very little for promotional purposes. According to the story, most of the issues derive from a poorly written contract that was further hurried to be signed by Sanchez’s lawyer.