Dora heads to the city
Michelle Clancy | 02 July 2014
Global preschool animated phenomenon Dora the Explorer will headline a new series, with new friends and a new interactive curriculum, on Nickelodeon.

The half-hour series (20 episodes) features the iconic character Dora living in a city, attending school and at the centre of a peer group that works together to give back to the community – having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. Created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!), the series will regularly air weekdays during the preschool block on Nickelodeon.

The Dora the Explorer series, which after 14 years remains the most-watched preschool show on TV, will continue to air.

"Dora and Friends: Into the City! expands on Dora's legacy of being a compassionate leader, friend and role model, in a setting where she can have dynamic peer relationships and experience the world around her in new and exciting ways," said Teri Weiss, executive vice president at Nickelodeon Preschool. "Preschoolers will explore with their favourite pal Dora and her friends while developing interpersonal skills and a sense of community that will help them navigate new social situations like starting school and making friends. And, of course, learn Spanish along the way."