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Review: "Dora and Friends: Into the City" - Same As It Ever Was

Dora and Friends: Into the City

Disappointment awaits those hoping that Nickelodeon’s top-selling Spanish-speaking moppet would get an attitude and story makeover in her new show, Dora and Friends: Into the City. Dora has gone from being an elementary school kid to a teenager, and dropped the anthropomorphic animals and sentient inanimate objects that were her friends in favor of several […]

"Dora and Friends: Into the City!" Premieres August 18, 2014

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CLIP: Nickelodeon Releases "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" Trailer

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CLIP: Nickelodeon Debuts "Dora in Wonderland" Featuring Mel Brooks, Alan Cumming, Jewel, & Sara Ramirez on Mar 10, 2014

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Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

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The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]

PR: Hilary Duff Guest Stars in Brand-New Dora the Explorer Primetime Special, "Dora's Ice Skating Spectacular", Premiering November 25th

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HILARY DUFF GUEST STARS IN BRAND-NEW DORA THE EXPLORER PRIMETIME SPECIAL, “DORA’S ICE SKATING SPECTACULAR,” PREMIERING MONDAY, NOV. 25, AT 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)   Figure Skating Superstar Johnny Weir Appears in New Dora the Explorer Promotional Spot NEW YORK – Nov. 19, 2013 – ‘Tis the season for an icy adventure as Nickelodeon debuts the brand-new Dora the Explorer primetime special, “Dora’s Ice Skating Spectacular,” on Monday, Nov. 25, […]

NY Times on Disney Junior's Pre-School Challenge to Nickelodeon

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The New York Times has examined the rapid successes of Disney’s entries into the pre-school market, presenting a major challenge to Nickelodeon’s traditional dominance in that demographic. Within a year of the launch of Disney Junior as a programming block and a separate cable TV network, Disney has taken the top 3 pre-school programs while […]

Kidvid Capsule Reviews: "Green Eggs and Ham" SE Blu-ray & "Dora's Rescue in the Mermaid Kingdom"

The Green Eggs and Ham Special Edition Brings a Seussian ‘Toon to high-definition. This 70′s special is from DePatie-Freleng; For the time, the animation is quite appealing. And, of course, who doesn’t love Seuss? Only a fool or a Grump-Flappa-Roose. “The Sneetches” is a tale of how foolish racism Leads only to light wallets and […]

Pre-School Review Roundup: "Chuck and Friends," "Dinosaur Train," "Dora the Explorer"

The blurb on the back of Dinosaur Train: Eggstravaganza confirms something I had always suspected about the show: it really is based on the idea that since kids love dinosaurs and kids love trains, then a show about dinosaurs riding trains should be the most awesomest thing EVER. I don’t think it is quite the […]

Nick Jr. DVD Capsule Reviews: "Yo Gabba Gabba" & "Dora" Boxes, "Go Diego Go!"

I’ve long been a proponent of Yo Gabba Gabba! DVD season sets, since I think the show’s substantial adult following would be more than happy to pick them up over the single-disc releases. The new Yo Gabba Gabba! Party in a Box may cause some excitement among those who agree, but the reality is that […]

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