“Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
September 27, 2011
1 Comment

On August 30th, 2011, Dora goes Trick-or-Treating in her all-new DVD, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade.  Preschoolers will have a great time when they join Dora and her friends on exciting Halloween adventures in this new four-episode DVD.  Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade retails for $16.99 in stores and online.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade Episode Synopses:

Halloween Parade
Dora and Boots are headed for the big Halloween Parade when they run into their friend Little Monster. He really wants to be in the Parade but he doesn’t have a costume. Dora and Boots tell him not to worry as they help him find a costume at the parade.

It’s Halloween, and while trick-or-treating Dora and Boots are surprised by a cute little monster who they help home before the arrow on the big clock strikes 12.

The Backpack Parade
Everyone is dressing up their backpacks in different costumes for the Backpack Parade. Backpack is really excited because this year she gets to lead the parade but she’s having trouble with her allergies.

Dora, la Músico
Dora and Boots are leading a musical parade to free the instruments that were locked up by the evil Señor Shhh.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade Fast Facts:
Street Date: August 30, 2011
Catalogue: 822374
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time:  Approximately 97 Minutes

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 every day, 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.


This is a really cute Halloween DVD for kids – especially if they love Dora the Explorer.  Our favorite episode was “Boo!” when everyone was in Halloween costumes!  A big thanks goes to Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity!

I received a copy of “Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade” on DVD from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to ““Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade” DVD Review”

  1. nan says:

    my niece just started loving dora..she’d love this

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