First of Three Specials to Debut Friday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon’s Dora will reunite with some of her old amigos including
Boots and Backpack in three specials for Dora
and Friends: Into the City! These episodes follow the beloved
Latina explorer as she travels back to the rainforest for magical
adventures with fan-favorites characters–Boots, Backpack, Tico, Benny,
Isa and Swiper–and her new friends from Playa Verde. The first special,
“Return to the Rainforest,” premieres Friday, Sept. 18, at 12:30 p.m.
(ET/PT) on Nickelodeon with the remaining episodes rolling out later
In “Return to the Rainforest,” Dora’s city friends travel back to the
rainforest with Boots and embark on an epic journey to rescue Backpack
and Map. In the later specials, Dora treks to Rainbow Rock with Boots;
saves the show at an enchanted night circus; and even comes to Swiper’s
NickJr.com will also feature a brand-new game, “Dora and Friends
Rainforest Rescue,” on Friday, Sept. 11, as well an exclusive first-look
at the episode. The site will also debut a “Best of Boots” music video
compilation on Monday, Sept. 14.
The three Dora and Friends: Into the City! specials will each
feature exclusive multiplatform content, including the launch of a
brand-new Dora app for preschoolers. The Dora Back to the Rainforest
app will allow kids to play and learn as they travel to the rainforest
to help Dora and Boots find Backpack and return him safely home. Along
the way, kids will encounter story elements and characters from all
three of the special episodes, earn and collect charms for Dora’s
bracelet and play min-games that help Dora and her friends complete
their journey. The app will be available soon on iOS and Android.
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Maggie Wang, 212-846-6381