In 2013, Nickelodeon announced that it would produce a spin-off to Dora the Explorer titled Dora and Friends: Into the City! The series stars Dora, now a tween, who goes on city adventures with a group of five new friends. The series has been picked up for 20 episodes and had its prime-time premiere on Nickelodeon on August 18, 2014.
In this series, Dora, now 12-years-old, goes to middle school and she lives in Playa Verde, which is a city. Together with the explorer girls and Pablo, Dora and friends work together and go on adventures while discovering the secrets of their city. Dora has a magical charm bracelet and a smartphone, complete with an app version of Map (voiced by Marc Weiner), to aid her. Kate is a girly girl who is fond of theater, while Emma loves music. Alana is a tomboy (just like Dora at times) but loves animals, Naiya is smart and loves to read and Pablo loves playing soccer. The characters are all bilingual and speak Spanish in addition to English. However, the Spanish curriculum of this series has been expanded to using simple phrases and commands as opposed to solely the single Spanish words used in the previous series.
- The Blue Cursor is never used or featured in this show.
For a look at the episode guide for Dora and Friends, click here.