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

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
October 28, 2011

Woo hoo!  Halloween is almost here and Dora the Explorer and her friends are excited to celebrate it in her all new DVD, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade.  The DVD was released on August 30, 2011 by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramoun Home Entertainment.  There are four Halloween-filled episodes on this DVD, where preschoolers will join Dora and her friends on exciting Halloween adventures.  Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Halloween Parade is available on DVD in stores and online, retailing for $16.99.



Dora and Boots are headed for the big Halloween Parade when they run into their little 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.


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


Street Date:  August 30, 2011

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, 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.


We love Halloween and we love Dora the Explorer, so this was a super fun DVD for our family to watch!  Our favorite episodes were “Halloween Parade” and “Boo!,” which really brought out the Halloween excitement for the kids!  Dora the Explorer is absolutely adorable and love that her show is both fun and educational!  A big thanks goes to Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files!

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 DVD 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.

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