Nickelodeon Lines Up Another Dora the Explorer Spin-off
NEW YORK, July 2: Later this summer, Nickelodeon is slated to begin airing Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a new preschool program that is a spin-off of the hit animated series Dora the Explorer.
Dora and Friends: Into the City! sees the title character living in the fictional city of Playa Verde, where she helps give back to the community with a group of her peers. The 20x30-minute show is created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes, whose credits include Dora the Explorer and Go Diego Go!, another spin-off. It is scheduled to premiere on Monday, August 18, at 8 p.m., and will broadcast regularly on weekdays during Nickelodeon's preschool block. The series will start rolling out on the network's international channels in the fall.
New Vme TV Preschool Show to Spotlight Animals
MIAMI, July 2: The Spanish-language television network Vme TV is due to debut the new animated series Mis Amigos Los Animales over the weekend.
Produced by Big Media, Mis Amigos Los Animales teaches preschoolers about the early life and development of animals, who serve as the narrators. The educational program will premiere on Saturday, July 5, as part of the Vme Niños morning programming block. It will air on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on Vme TV stations around the U.S.
Geronimo Stilton Live Productions Head to AsiaPac, MidEast
MILAN, July 2: Atlantyca Entertainment has inked a deal with Millennium Entertainment International (MEI) to produce live shows based on two Geronimo Stilton book series for the Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Early next year, there will be character-based theatrical productions inspired by Geronimo Stilton: In the Kingdom of Fantasy. There will also be shows centered on the classic Geronimo Stilton books in a number of local consumer retail locations in the region, including malls, retail outlets and special festivals. The first of those performances are due to debut in September 2014. Geronimo Stilton stage productions are already taking place in Belgium, Holland, Spain, Canada and the U.S.
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