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 this year.
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 rescue.
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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