"We liked the connection between being an explorer and having a backpack, so it's that idea of preparedness. It's comforting to know that in my backpack, I have everything I could possibly need." -- Valerie Walsh Valdes, creator and executive producer, Dora the Explorer.
"Because almost every kid has a backpack, we though it would be great to give Dora a backpack filled with problem-solving tools to help her overcome obstacles." -- Chris Gifford, creator and executive producer, Dora the Explorer.