Dora the Explorer is leaving home. The young explorer is heading to school in the new Nickelodeon series “Dora and Friends: Into the City” premiering Monday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on the network. In the series, Dora is living in a city, attending school and with a group of friends who work together to give back to the community. Dora, along with Alana, Kate, Naiya, Pablo are taken on real life adventures and magical adventures along the way. The series, slated for 20 episodes, will air weekdays at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) during the preschool block on Nickelodeon.
Throughout her journeys, Dora uses Map App on her smartphone and a magical charm bracelet to navigate the city and overcome any obstacle. In the new series, Dora continues to be a good friend, leader, and problem-solver with a group of new friends–Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo-who share her passion for learning and exploring.
In the premiere episode called, “Doggie Day,” Dora and Alana shoot a video to promote her city’s Doggie Adoption Day. Something magical happens when Dora points the camera on Cusco, one of the shelter’s dogs. He sings a song about being separated from his brothers, causing Dora and the gang to help Cusco reunite with his family.
In a future episode, called “The Magic Ring,” Dora and Naiya are helping out at story time with the younger kids at school when Pablo discovers a mysterious ring that shrinks him. Dora and Naiya search through the library and find the secret of the ring. In the future episode called “Dance Party,” Dora and her friends are putting on a dance party to raise money for the town’s new dance school. Alana convinces Pablo to teach her a simple step as a mirror ball magically transports them and Dora to the land of Baila, where they meet Celia. She explains to them that her overprotective father, the mayor, has outlawed dancing after she stubbed her toe at her first dance. Celia needs Dora and her friends’ help to convince the mayor that dancing is safe and fun.
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