Dora the Explorer: Celebrate with Dora
by Del Harvey
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Enjoy all of Dora’s favorite holidays and fiestas in this new three-DVD box set, Dora the Explorer: Celebrate with Dora. The special box set includes Dora’s Christmas!, Dora’s Halloween and Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure, all in one gift-able collection! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: Celebrate with Dora will be released on DVD on November 15, 2011, for the suggested retail price of $29.99.
Dora the Explorer: Celebrate with Dora Episode Synopses:
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Christmas!
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween
The Missing Piece
To the Monkey Bars
The Big Storm
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure
Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle
Dora the Explorer: Dora Celebrates Fast Facts:
Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. She 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 Spanish words or phrases 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.
Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.
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