New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 29, 2006–Vamonos! Preschoolers will join Dora on her first adventure ever and discover how she met her best friend Boots on a new episode of Nick Jr.’s hit series Dora the Explorer entitled, “Dora’s First Trip.” The special “flashback” episode will premiere on Friday, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT) and will encore later that day at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
On “Dora’s First Trip,” at the dinner table, Dora tells her parents, grandma and her cousins Diego and Daisy the story of her very first adventure through the forest. Without the help of her trusty backpack, Dora embarks on her earliest trip with a simple messenger bag – her first explorer kit from her parents. She travels through the Nutty Forest and across the Rio Grande to return the Fiesta Trio’s lost instruments so they can play for the cranky Queen Bee. Along the way, Dora meets her sidekick Boots and they soon befriend Tico, Isa and Benny. Dora continues her journey with her new pals, and they travel together by car, boat and airplane until they finally return the instruments to the musical trio. Before long, they learn that they must watch out for that sneaky fox, Swiper!
On Tuesday, April 11, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment will release a DVD and VHS entitled, “Dora’s First Trip,” which will feature the title episode in addition to three other Dora the Explorer adventures. The DVD will also feature a music video, “Best Friends,” Spanish and French audio options, and a limited bonus CD-ROM of Dora the Explorer game trials.
Nick Jr.’s award-winning website (http://www.nickjr.com) will feature a special “Dora’s First Trip” page to complement the premiere of the special episode. Beginning March 31, NickJr.com’s “Parenting” section will feature a “Dora’s First Trip” printable coloring book, a Dora and Boots friendship e-card, a cake recipe in celebration of Dora’s first adventure and an arts and crafts activity so the preschoolers at home can make their very own Backpack and Map.
Dora the Explorer, which airs at 9 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. weekdays on Nick Jr. and weekends on CBS (check local listings), is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora, a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Dora explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, and the show is designed to actively engage its audience in an interactive quest using a variety of learning techniques.
In every episode, Dora and Boots invite the audience to participate in an exciting adventure, where each step of their journey consists of a problem or puzzle that Dora and the audience must think their way through in order to solve the next problem. Dora is proudly bilingual and uses her knowledge of English and Spanish to communicate with her friends, overcome obstacles and reach her goals. In each episode, Dora teaches a Spanish word or phrase to the viewers and then asks them to use it to solve a problem and forge ahead. Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a “We Did It!” anthem.
Dora the Explorer was created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh and Eric Weiner. Gifford serves as executive producer, with Walsh as co-executive producer and Weiner as producer and head writer.
Nick Jr. is a specially designed programming block airing on Nickelodeon weekdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (ET/PT) and weekends on CBS (check local listings). Completely dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.’s Emmy, Peabody and Parents’ Choice Award-winning programs are curriculum based, fun and commercial free. At Nick Jr., kids play to learn with innovative, original shows created just for them.
Nickelodeon, in its 26th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in 89 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than ten consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.
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