Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer Welcomes New Baby to the Family and...

Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer Welcomes New Baby to the Family and Becomes a Big Sister for the First Time



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–March 18, 2005–Dora the Explorer will welcome a new baby in the special episode “Dora Big Sister,” airing on Thursday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT), on Nick Jr. In the show, Dora is thrilled to share the news that her mami and papi are having her first little brother or sister. Dora and her best friend Boots then begin an exciting journey to her family’s house to welcome the new arrival. With some help along the way from friends like Backpack and Map, Dora’s adventure leads her home to a big surprise.

“A lot of preschoolers will be able to identify with Dora’s sheer delight in becoming a big sister – she couldn’t be more excited to welcome the new baby,” said Brown Johnson, Executive Creative Director, Nickelodeon Preschool Television. “Viewers can look forward to seeing more of Dora’s growing family in upcoming episodes.”

Dora the Explorer, which airs at regularly 9 a.m. and 11:30 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, which is celebrating its landmark 25th anniversary this 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 more than 88 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for more than eight consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

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Lauren Sklar

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Nicole Mazer

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Nick Jr.’s Dora the Explorer Welcomes New Baby to the Family and Becomes a Big Sister for the First Time