He is voiced by Chris Gifford, the co-creator of the show.
Big Red Chicken is a big friend, so big that when Dora first met him, she thought he was a hill! Silly, comical, and always on hand for a fiesta, he loves to do magic tricks, host parties, and play carnival games. He can sometimes act as an adult; he even officiated the Grumpy Old Troll’s wedding! If there’s a party or big event around, so is he!
Big Red Chicken is a legendary character in Dora's world, known to many through a storybook that tells his backstory. When he was a baby chick, Big Red Chicken was actually very tiny and lived on a big red hill. He couldn't run as fast as his friends. He was so little that he had to be very careful or his friends would step on him. He didn't like being so little. One night, when he went to bed, he saw a group of stars shaped like a big chicken. He made a wish on the stars that he could be big.
In the morning, when the little red chicken woke up, he wasn't little anymore; he was as big as a house. The Big Red Chicken was so happy, he danced the chicken dance by flapping his arms and stamping his feet. He still lives on the big red hill and dances the chicken dance whenever he wants.
Big Red Chicken has a red body with red wings and a yellow beak. He has white eyes with black pupils and yellow feet. When he goes to a fiesta, Big Red Chicken wears a big blue coat with a yellow flower pin. When he is practicing magic, he wears a purple cape, carries a matching purple magician's hat, and holds a wand.
Big Red Chicken appears in many episodes of the show. The first episode of the first season, "The Legend of the Big Red Chicken," focuses on him as the main plot point. Coincidentally, the final episode ever made, "Dora's Night Light Adventure," calls back to the first episode and features reused animation of Big Red Chicken from it.
A live-action design of him was created by the show's production company, Funline Animation, for the theatrical movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. It is currently unknown if the design was used in the final film.
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- His Spanish name is Polo Rojo Grande.
- In Hic-Boom-Ohhh!, Big Red Chicken made Dora and Boots cut off their Travel Song because he's sleeping and they bump into him due to him blocking their way getting through the Quiet Forest, they already arrived to it very quickly somehow, so there was no need for them to finish singing it after that.
- In Dora's Night Light Adventure, Dora tells the same story about Big Red Chicken in the same book, and he's seen as his previous Season 1 self from The Legend of the Big Red Chicken.