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Dora and Friends: Into the City!
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Genre Adventure
Musical
Created by Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Based on Dora the Explorer by
Chris Gifford
Valerie Walsh Valdes
Eric Weiner
Directed by George Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Elizabeth Kwan
Presented by Fátima Ptacek
Voices of
  • Fátima Ptacek
  • Eduardo Aristizábal
  • Mateo Lizcano
  • Alexandria Suarez
  • Ashley Earnest
  • Kaya Thomas
  • Isabela Moner
  • Marc Weiner
Theme music composer Matthew 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 origin United States
Original language(s) English
Spanish
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Grace Vanice
Producer(s) Grace Vanice
Editor(s) Grace Vanice
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Distributor Viacom Media Networks
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
First shown in August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08) (pilot)
Original release August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) – February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)
Chronology
Preceded by Dora the Explorer
Related shows Go, Diego, Go!

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 December 4, 2016, in the United States, followed by its Canadian premiere on September 6, 2014, on Treehouse TV.

Plot

Dora, who is now 10-years-old, 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.

Characters

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

Voices

  • Fatima Ptacek as Dora, Malencua, Monsters, Los Duenedes, Perrito, Dragons, and Dragon
  • Alexandria Suarez as Naiya, Digger, Sidekick Cat, Doggie Land Dog, Musicland Citizens, Kids, and Dragons
  • Ashley Earnest as Alana, Rico, Police Dog, Buddy Team, Little Girl, Party Guests, and Kids
  • Kayta Thomas as Emma, Fairies, Lala, and Musicland Citizens
  • Isabela Moner as Kate, Kids, Townsfork, Monsters, Fairy, Roja, Doggie Land Dog, Musicland Citizens, Dress Rack, and Girl
  • Eduardo Aristizabal as Pablo (Season 1), Kids, Ghosts,Cusco, Party Guests, and Monkeys
  • Mateo Lizcano as Pablo's Singing (Season 1 only), Bat, Firefighter Monster, Squeeze, Andres, Musicland Citizens, Fishy, and Pablo's Talking and Singing voices (Season 2)
  • Megan Hilty as La Diva
  • Marc Weiner as Map App, Drawbridge, Firefighter Dog, Doggie Land Dog, Sidekick Bandit, Map, Swiper, and Fiesto Trio
  • Breanna Lakatos as Isabela, Ghosts, Brassy, Violeta, Kids, and Backpack
  • Lewis Grosso as Cusco
  • Miguel Cardona as Miguel, Bunny, Guillermo, and Puppies
  • Christina Milian as la Sirena Mala
  • Julian Rebolledo as Mayor, Referee, Cowboy Monster, Takeaway Truck, Musicland Citizens, Bandit Boss, Bandit, and Papi
  • Jamie Cantone as Celia and Puppy Princess
  • Diane Guerrero as Pinenut and Fairy
  • Olivia Coronel as Kitty, Doggie Land Dog, Plink, Mia, Tabitha, Kids, Armadillo, and Lulu
  • Chris Gifford as Pirates, Gate, and Alarm
  • Sean Kenin as Wizard, Cat, and Townsfolk
  • Jorge Vega as Jorge, Little Boys, Students, and Kids
  • Miriam Cruz as Abuela
  • Eileen Galindo as Mami, Pirate, and Buddy Team
  • Adam Sietz as Serpiente
  • Eric Campus as Baker and Doggie Land Dog
  • Mateo Lizcano as Fairy, Sidekick Cat, and Doggie Land Dog
  • Namoi Rosado as Mariana the Mermaid
  • Evelyn Guaman as Piggy
  • William Poon as Clownie
  • Sebastian Banes as Oatmeal and Kids
  • Paolo Poucel as Miguel's Mommy, Farmer Ana Maria, and Bandit
  • Leila Colom as Mama Musica, Musicland Citizens, Momma Dragon, and Young Momma Dragon
  • Leslie Valedes as Dragon, Los Dendes, Sr. Chugga Chugga, and Kite Judge
  • Joel Someillan as Berries
  • Lewis Grosso as Captain Cat
  • Robert Jimenez as Mayor Dog
  • Allison Strong as Farmer Dog and Doggie Land Dog
  • Olive Vales as Kids
  • Sebastian De Casteja as Marko and Kids
  • Sam Mercedes as Sloth
  • Raquel Wallace as Princess and Little Girls
  • Kiara Marte as June and Little Girls
  • Derek Sosa as Mousey and Students
  • Jessica Conde as Princess, Students, and La Maestra Carmen
  • Koda Gursoy as Pinguino and Kids
  • Sophie Tanabaum as Cukoo Birds
  • Asa Seigel as Tick-Tock Train
  • Anthony Pierini as Monkey
  • Jesus Martinez as Judge
  • Prince Royce as Wizard
  • John Rocco as Bud
  • Isabel Galupo as Bicycle Taxi Driver
  • Alexia Kohn as Susi and Kids

Episodes

List of Dora and Friends: Into the City! episodes

Production

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. On October 9, 2014, Nickelodeon renewed the series for a 20-episode second season. Reruns also currently air on the Nick Jr. Channel. The show was canceled on February 5, 2017 after two seasons.

Broadcast

Dora and Friends: Into the City! premiered on Treehouse TV in Canada on September 6, 2014, and on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on November 3, 2014. 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+.

Merchandise

DVD releases

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)
  • Region 1: May 15, 2012
    June 2/9, 2015
    April 21, 2015
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

  • Region 1: December 8, 2015
    December 14, 2017
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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