"Dora and Friends: Into the City" Character Guide

Which friend is your preschooler's favorite?

Dora and Friends Into the City character guide
The friends of "Dora and Friends: Into the City" (left to right): Emma, Alana, Dora, Kate, Naiya, Pablo. Who is your preschooler's favorite?. Nickelodeon

Have you met Dora's new friends? On Nickelodeon's newest animated series, Dora and Friends: Into the City, your preschooler's favorite explorer says goodbye (on this show only, Dora the Explorer is still on the air!) to Boots and Map, and welcomes in a whole new group (four girls and one boy) of friends to go on adventures with. Trying to figure out who is who? Our Dora and Friends: Into the City character guide can help!

Together, Dora, Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo work in a peer group, go on magical adventures, and help others in the community any way they can. Through situations preschoolers can relate to (in one episode a child loses a cherished toy, in another, a girl gets hurt before a fun race), the friends demonstrate how kindness, problem solving, and working together can solve just about anything.

Note: All character descriptions are courtesy of Nickelodeon.

Dora is a natural leader and problem solver who takes on challenges with enthusiasm and confidence. A musician, singer, athlete and devoted student, Dora is always discovering new ways to give back to her community and help out her amigos. Fátima Ptacek is the voice of Dora in Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Dora the Explorer.

Kate is dramatic, artistic and known throughout the school for her colorful personality. A voracious reader with a vivid imagination, Kate enjoys writing plays for the neighborhood kids and dressing up in outfits inspired by a book she’s reading or a story she's writing.

Kate is voiced by Isabela Moner.

Naiya is a smart girl who excels at math and science. She has a knack for solving problems and a true passion for studying the stars. Naiya is very proud of her indigenous heritage and is an expert in its history, styles and traditions. She’s fluent in English, Spanish and French, and wants to learn more!

 Alexandria Suarez lends her voice to Naiya. 

Emma is an accomplished musician with a drive to be the best. She practices her violin for hours every day, and also plays guitar, piano and many other instruments. Emma’s dedication to music is only surpassed by her devotion to family and friends. Kayta Thomas provides the voice for Emma. 

Alana is athletic and confident. She is the star soccer player at school and is very popular, but still always goes out of her way to welcome newcomers. She coaches a peewee soccer team, loves animals, and volunteers at the local animal adoption center. Alana also has a hidden talent – she's a gourmet chef in the making and loves to try exotic food. Alana is voiced by Ashley Earnest. 

Pablo is energetic, playful, funny and smart. He always comes up with ingenious ways to solve problems – though he often hits upon a solution by accident. Pablo is an athlete and explorer with a curiosity and interest in all the city has to offer. He is voiced by Eduardo Aristizabal.

To see Dora and her new friends in action, check your local listings, or view them on a variety of popular streaming options such as iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Sony, Vudu, Nook, and Fios Flex View.

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