Dora and Friends: Into the City!

Dora and Friends: Into the City! (or simply Dora and Friends) is an American educational animated television series. A sequel to the original Dora the Explorer series, this series premiered on Nickelodeon on August 18, 2014, and ended on February 5, 2017, in the United States, followed by its Canadian premiere on September 6, 2014, on Treehouse TV.

Dora and Friends: Into the City!
Dora and Friends logo.png
Also known asDora and Friends
GenreAdventure
Musical
Created byChris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Based onDora the Explorer by
Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Eric Weiner
Directed byGeorge Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Elizabeth Kwan
Presented byFátima Ptacek
Voices of
Theme music composerMatthew Gerrard
Opening theme"Dora and Friends, Into The City"
Ending theme"Dora and Friends, Into The City" (Instrumental)
Composer(s)Peter Lurye
George Noriega
Joel Someillan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Spanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes41 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Grace Vanice
Producer(s)Grace Vanice
Editor(s)Grace Vanice
Running time23 minutes
Production company(s)Nickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorViacom Media Networks
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio format5.1 surround sound
First shown inAugust 8, 2011 (2011-08-08) (pilot)
Original releaseAugust 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) –
February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)
Chronology
Preceded byDora the Explorer
Related showsGo, Diego, Go!
External links
Website

PlotEdit

Dora, who is now 10-years-old,[1] attends school and lives in the city of Playa Verde, California. She has five friends: Kate (who loves art), Emma (who loves music), Alana (who loves sports and animals), Naiya (who is smart and enjoys reading), and Pablo (who enjoys playing soccer). Together, Dora and her friends work together and go on adventures while discovering the secrets of their city. Dora has a magical charm bracelet that helps her get through objects in the way and a smartphone, complete with an app version of the previous series' map to aid her.

The characters are all bilingual and speak Spanish in addition to English. However, the Spanish curriculum on Dora and Friends has been expanded to using simple phrases and commands as opposed to solely the single Spanish words used on Dora the Explorer.

Season two features the return of characters from the original series such as Boots, Benny the Bull, Isa the Iguana, Tico the Squirrel, Swiper the Fox, and Big Red Chicken who appear as guest stars in certain episodes such as the reunion special "Return to the Rainforest", which involves Dora's return to the rainforest in Mexico to rescue Map and Backpack after they are swiped from Boots by Swiper, only to be carried off by a strong wind. At the end of that episode, Backpack is repaired and redesigned by Kate after Backpack is torn apart by a cliff on Tall Mountain. The special also introduces a young flower named Bud who lives in Isa's garden and had heard all about Dora's adventures from her. Bud ends up getting sewed up as part Backpack by Kate, though he is perfectly fine with it as he gets to go on adventures with Dora and her friends. Bud helps Backpack find and retrieve objects stored inside her for Dora.

In addition to Backpack and Bud, Map returns later in the season following the events of "Return to the Rainforest", effectively replacing Dora's map app. In "For the Birds", older versions of Diego, Alicia, Baby Jaguar (who now goes by just "Jaguar"), and the Bobo Brothers from Go, Diego, Go! appear as well. The series had a few guest stars such as Megan Hilty and Christina Milian.

CharactersEdit

  • Dora Márquez (voiced by Fátima Ptacek)
  • Emma (voiced by Kayta Thomas)
  • Kate (voiced by Isabela Moner)
  • Naiya (voiced by Alexandria Suarez)
  • Alana (voiced by Ashley Earnest)
  • Pablo (voiced by Eduardo Aristizábal in season 1, Mateo Lizcano in season 2)
  • Backpack (voiced by Breanna Lakatos)
  • Map (voiced by Marc Weiner)
  • Cusco (voiced by Lewis Grosso)
  • Puppies (voiced by Miguel Cardona)
  • Bad Mermaid (voiced by Christina Milian)

ProductionEdit

A pilot episode titled Dora's Explorer Girls: Our First Concert aired on August 7, 2011, on Nick Jr. in the United States. One month later, it aired on Treehouse TV in Canada. Following the release of Dora's Explorer Girls: Our First Concert, Nickelodeon announced in 2013 that it would produce a spin-off to Dora the Explorer titled Dora and Friends: Into the City! starring Dora as a 10-year-old who goes on city adventures with a group of new friends. The series has been picked up for 20 episodes and had its prime-time premiere on Nickelodeon on August 18, 2014. The show is animated using Toon Boom Harmony.[2][3][4][5][6][7] On October 9, 2014, Nickelodeon renewed the series for a 20-episode second season.[8] Reruns also currently air on the Nick Jr. Channel. The show was canceled on February 5, 2017 after two seasons.

BroadcastEdit

Dora and Friends: Into the City! premiered on Treehouse TV in Canada on September 6, 2014,[9] and on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on November 3, 2014.[10][11] Channel 5's Milkshake! strand also premiered the show. In Southeast Asia, the series debuted on March 16, 2015, on Nickelodeon in Singapore, and in Spain on Clan TVE. In India, the show airs on Nick HD+.

MerchandiseEdit

DVD releasesEdit

Nickelodeon produced a number of DVDs based on the show, with Paramount for Region 1; and with Universal / Sony for Region 4.

DVD Name Episodes Release Date
Dora's Explorer Girls: Our First Concert
  • "Dora's Explorer Girls: Our First Concert" (Pilot)
Dora and Friends
Dora y Sus Amigos (Region 2 - Spain)
  • "We save a Pirate Ship!"
  • "Royal Ball"
  • "The Magic Ring"
  • "Dance Party"
Doggie Day!
  • "Doggie Day"
  • "Dora Saves Opera Land"
  • "Puppet Theater"
  • "Magic Land!"
Dora and Friends: Season 1 (4 DVD Pack)

All episodes from Season 1

Feel the Music
¡Siente la música! (Region 2 - Spain)
  • "We save the Music"
  • "Dora in Clock Land"
  • "Buddy Race"
  • "The Search for Mono"
Magical Mysteries
Misterios mágicos (Region 2 - Spain)
  • "Dragon in the School"
  • "Emma's Violin"
  • "The Ballerina and the Troll Prince"

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