Posted: 11/15/2011

 

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!
A Present for Santa
It’s Christmas Eve! In the spirit of giving, Dora and Boots trek to the North Pole to deliver a present to Santa.

Rapido Tico
Boots waits for a new toy fire truck to arrive in the mail but when the package arrives, it’s empty! Dora and Boots must travel to the Snowy Mountain to recover the gift before Swiper the sneaky fox finds it.

School Pet
Dora and Boots save the school pet, a hamster named Mimo, who goes missing from his cage.

Quack Quack!
Dora and Boots are coloring a picture of Mami Duck and her eggs when the coloring book suddenly comes to life. The eggs start the hatch and the wind blows one of them away. Dora and Boots must jump into the coloring book to bring the newly hatched Baby Duck back home to Mami.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween
Boo!
It’s Halloween! Dora and Boots are trick-or-treating when a cute Little Monster surprises them. They help Little Monster hurry home before the big clock strikes 12.

The Missing Piece
Dora and Boots meet a wizard, El Encantador, who is missing his magic wand. They set off to find El Encantador’s wand so that he can perform his magic.

To the Monkey Bars
Dora has never been able to climb all the way across the monkey bars. Dora and Boots set off for Play Park so that Dora can give it another try.

The Big Storm
A big storm cloud is coming. Dora and Boots have to warn all their friends in the forest to get home before it starts raining.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure
Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure (Double Length Episode)
Happy Birthday, Dora! In the final episode of the Magic Storybook Trilogy, Dora and Boots need to get home for Dora’s birthday party with all her family and friends. Before Dora and Boots can jump out of the Magic Storybook, a twisty wind picks them up and blows them into Wizzle World.

Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle
Dora is reading a storybook about a Birthday Wizzle who could make birthday wishes come true with his magic wand. Today is his birthday so it was his turn to make a wish, but a wind comes in and blows the wand out of the book. Dora must jump into the book and bring the wishing wand back to the Wizzle to give him his birthday wish.

Wizzle Wishes
Dora and Boots meet a cute little Wizzle who lost his bag of wishes and can’t get home. They set off in search of the lost wishes, but their friends keep finding the wishes first. Dora and Boots must overcome a giant sunflower in Isa’s garden, a storm of raining nuts in the Nutty Forest and slippery slopes at the Wishing Well in order to return to wishes to their rightful owner.

Dora the Explorer: Dora Celebrates Fast Facts:
Street Date: November 15, 2011
Catalogue: 144624
DVD SRP: $29.99
DVD Running Time: Approx. 291 mins.

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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