Dora and Friends: Into the City!

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Dora and Friends: Into the City! (or simply Dora and Friends) is an American educational children's 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)
ComposersPeter Lurye
George Noriega
Joel Someillan
Country of originUnited States
Original languagesEnglish
Spanish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producerGrace Vanice
ProducerGrace Vanice
EditorGrace Vanice
Running time23 minutes
Production companyNickelodeon 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 a 10-year-old girl,[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 - An explorer girl who lives in the rainforest, she is now ten years old and now lives in the big city in Playa Verde.
  • Naiya - Friend of Dora's. She knows all about the history of Playa Verde. And also knows about pyraminds and booby traps and says there's always a way out.
  • Alana - Friend of Dora's. She's good at soccer and also loves animals.
  • Emma - Friend of Dora's. She's amazing making music and sing songs.
  • Kate - Friend of Dora's. She's an aspring artist and performer who loves to draw pictures, tell stories, and perform in stage shows.
  • Pablo - Friend of Dora's. He's good at sports and also a soccer player along with Dora and Alana. He's the only boy in Dora's gang.
  • Map App- Dora's Map App on Dora's smartphone. He tells Dora and her friends which way they had to go and watch out for booby traps. (He shares the version of Map).
  • Mr. Marquez - Dora, Guillermo, and Isabela's father.
  • Mrs. Marquez - Dora, Guillermo, and Isabela's mother. Abuela's daughter.
  • Guillermo Marquez - Dora's little brother and Isabela's twin brother.
  • Isabela Marquez - Dora's little sister and Guillermo's twin sister.
  • Abuela - Dora, Guillermo, and Isabela's grandma. Mrs. Marquez's mother.
  • Lucky - Abuela's cat.
  • Perrito - Dora's dog.
  • Boots - He's a monkey and Dora's best friend in the rainforest.
  • Map - Dora's map. He was rescued by Dora from the big wind when he was swiped by Swiper along with Backpack.
  • Backpack - Dora's backpack. She was swiped by Swiper along with Map, and saved by Dora just in time when she falls off the tallest mountain from the big wind. She was torn apart and has been mended by Kate with bright brand new colors.
  • Bud - A little flower who lives in Isa's garden. He heard stories about Dora the Explorer and asked to come along on adventure to save Backpack and Map. At the end, Bud ends up being sewed on Backpack, he gets to go on adventures with Dora and her friends. He helps Backpack to get supplies out when Dora and her friends need them.
  • Isa - Dora's friend at the rainforest. She's a iguana. She loves working garden and plant things.
  • Benny - Dora's friend at the rainforest. He's a bull.
  • Tico - Dora's friend at the rainforest. He's a squirrel, he speaks spanish and english.
  • Swiper - He's a fox from the rainforest who swipes everyone's things.
  • Big Red Chicken - He's a red chicken from the rainforest.

VoicesEdit

  • 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, Dragons, and Alley Cat
  • Ashley Earnest as Alana, Rico, Police Dog, Buddy Team, Little Girl, Party Guests, Kids, and Alley Cat
  • 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, Monkeys, Kids, Jack, and Dwarf
  • 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, Swiper, Map, and Fiesta Trio
  • Breanna Lakatos as Isabela, Ghosts, Brassy, Violeta, Kids, and Backpack
  • Lewis Grosso as Cusco
  • Miguel Cardona as Miguel, Bunny, Guillermo, Puppies, Alley Cat, and Piggy
  • Christina Milian as la Sirena Mala
  • Julian Rebolledo as Mayor, Referee, Cowboy Monster, Takeaway Truck, Musicland Citizens, Bandit Boss, Bandit, Papi, Magicians, Playing Card, Llama, and Baker
  • Anthony Pierini as Puppies
  • Gabe Saporta as Victor
  • Leila Colom as Fortune Teller and Magician
  • Ashton Woerz as Puppies, Boy, Mouse, Bowl of Beans, and Audience
  • Raul Esparza as Big Bad Wolf
  • Sebastian Arcelus as Matadora and Soldier
  • Sophia Lopez as Littlest Piggy
  • Olga Merediz as Emma's Grandma and Wagnerian Woman
  • Peter Lurye as Frogs, Mice, and Horses
  • Jenna Iacono as Bowl of Rice and Girl
  • David Crommett as Pablo's Abuelo, Older Man, and Audience
  • Jamie Cantone as Celia, Puppy Princess and Dulce (in ‘The Bridge to Caballee’.)
  • 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, Alarm, Grumpy Old Troll, and Big Red Chicken
  • Sean Kenin as Wizard, Cat, and Townsfolk
  • Jorge Vega as Jorge, Little Boys, Students, Kids, Gingerbread Man, and Tico
  • 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, Kids, Piggy, and Boots
  • 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
  • Celine Cardona as Isa
  • Aidan Gemme as Benny
  • Isabel Galupo as Bicycle Taxi Driver
  • Alexia Kohn as Susi and Kids

EpisodesEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotAugust 7, 2011 (2011-08-07)
120August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
220September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)

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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