“Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom” DVD Review
Nickelodeon invites kids to join Dora and Boots on an exciting aquatic adventure in a brand new DVD, featuring Latina superstar Thalia as the voice of a mermaid. The DVD features the title episode and additional episodes from Dora the Explorer’s current seventh season.Dora’s back for an underwater adventure in a new DVD! On June 26, 2012, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom. The DVD is available for purchase in stores and online, retailing for $16.99.
DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA’S RESCUE IN MERMAID KINGDOM EPISODE SYNOPSES:
Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom
Dora and Boots are at the beach when they find Maribel, a little lost mermaid, who needs to get back to her mommy (voiced by Thalia) in the Mermaid Kingdom. Dora uses her mermaid charm necklace to transform into a mermaid and turn Boots into a sea monkey. Together the three set off on an underwater adventure through the octopus’s garden, past the ocean rocks to Mermaid Cove where Maribel will have to sing to bring all the mermaids together so she can find her mommy.
Benny the Castaway
Dora and Boots are getting ready to have a beach picnic with all of their friends when suddenly a bottle rolls in with a wave. Inside the bottle, Dora and Boots find a note from Benny. His balloon ran out of air on the way to the picnic and he’s stuck on Coconut Island. It’s Dora and Boots to the rescue!
Dora’s Moonlight Adventure
Dora’s taking care of Abuela’s three kitties: Pico, Mónica and Lucky. At Dora’s house, Mami reads Dora and the kitties a story and they all cuddle around their ball of string and fall asleep. When the ball of string rolls out the window and Lucky chases after it, the kitties wake Dora up so she can help find Lucky.
DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA’S RESCUE IN MERMAID KINGDOM FAST FACTS
Street Date: June 26, 2012
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 69 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. Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a “We Did It!” anthem.
If your little one likes Dora the Explorer, he or she will really like this aquatic adventure on DVD! Our favorite episode on this DVD was “Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom.” A big thank you goes to Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment for this DVD review opportunity on The Mommy-Files.
I received a copy of “Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom” on DVD from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.