Nick Readies for New Dora Series

Dora is setting off on her next big adventure in “Dora and Friends: Into the City!,” a brand-new animated preschool series.

Featuring new friends and a new interactive curriculum, the series will premiere on Nickelodeon Aug. 18.

The half-hour show features the familiar character Dora again, but takes her to the city, where she is attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community. “Dora and Friends: Into the City!” will begin rolling out on Nickelodeon's international channels this fall.

"‘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," says Teri Weiss, executive vice president, Nickelodeon Preschool. "Preschoolers will explore with their favorite 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."

Nickelodeon has teamed up with Fisher-Price to expand the Dora franchise with interactive dolls, play sets and accessories that will hit the market beginning in August. Additionally, Nickelodeon has signed more than 130 new licensees across apparel, publishing, home goods, electronics and specialty categories, with products set to launch this fall and into early 2015.

A designated Dora and Friends area on NickJr.com features e-books, coloring pages and information for parents and games.

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