Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the Nickelodeon film starring Isabela Moner, Michael Peña, and Evan Longoria, comes to theaters this weekend, hoping to seamlessly bring the animated explorer into the world of live-action. And once you have enjoyed 102 minutes of watching characters make meta-jokes about their own franchise, you will likely find yourself faced with one question: Is there a scene after the credits? After all, sitting around watching the credits roll can be a real bore but it might be worth the wait if the movie ends up giving fans an Easter egg or hints at what the sequel might be about.
Thankfully, Dora does not feature a post-credits scene but it does follow the trend in kid’s movies end credits that many parents will find even more annoying: a group dance number. The credits open with the main characters doing a massive dance number at their high school, with Dora finally winning over the classmates that previously mocked her. It’s a fun, silly scene that you may not want to stick around for but your kid probably will. Once the number is over, the credits begin and you can make a beeline for the exit.
Intentionally corny, fully choreographed dance numbers have become the norm in kid’s movies, with Zootopia, Trolls, and Sing all closing out with songs performed by the characters. Hell, even the newest Peanuts movies featured Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang dancing to Meghan Trainor. While it’s a trend that was first popularized with Shrek nearly two decades ago, the end credits dance number appears to be more popular than ever, so don’t expect it to go away any time soon.
Dora and the Lost City of Gold comes to theaters August 9.