Dora and Friends: Into the City!

American/Mexican educational animated television series and Dora the Explorer sequel

Dora and Friends: Into the City! (also simply known as Dora and Friends) is an American educational children's flash 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!
Also known asDora and Friends
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
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes40
Executive producerGrace Vanice
ProducerGrace Vanice
EditorGrace Vanice
Running time23 minutes
45 minutes (special episodes only)
Production companyNickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
ReleaseAugust 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) –
February 5, 2017 (2017-02-05)
Go, Diego, Go!

The series features Dora as a 10-year-old girl[1] and 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.



"Dora and Friends: Into the City!" is a spin-off of the popular children's show "Dora the Explorer." The pilot episode, titled "Dora's Explorer Girls: Our First Concert," aired in August 2011. The spin-off features Dora as a 10-year-old who embarks on city adventures with a new group of friends.[2][3][4][5] The series premiered on Nickelodeon in August 2014 and was animated using Toon Boom Harmony.[6] It ran for two seasons, totaling 40 episodes, and was canceled in February 2017. Reruns of the show continue to air on the Nick Jr. Channel.


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  6. Kondolojy, Amanda (October 9, 2014). "'Dora and Friends: Into the City' Renewed for Second Season by Nickelodeon". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.