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September 25, 2012

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Royal Rescue DVD Review

Lady Knight Dora is joined by the legendary Don Quixote in the brand-new DVD, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue. The DVD includes a double-length, never-before-aired episode, “Dora’s Royal Rescue,” which features the voices of Andy Garcia as Don Quixote and Placido Domingo as Malambruno. Also included, is the new-to-DVD episode, “Dora’s Knighthood Adventure,” which features the voice of Garcia as Don Quixote. In addition, for a limited time only, kids can enjoy a free Dora coloring and activity book. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue will be released on DVD on Oct. 2, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue Episode Synopses:
Dora’s Royal Rescue (Double Length Episode)
Join Lady Knight Dora in a double-length adventure, as she and her faithful squire Boots embark on a noble quest to help Rocinante the Horse save his knight, Don Quixote (voiced by Andy Garcia), who has been locked in Story Castle by the mean Malambruno (voiced by Placido Domingo)! They must dance past a giant spider and overcome windmills to rescue Don Quixote.

Dora’s Knighthood Adventure!
Dora, Boots, Rocinante the horse, and Dapple the donkey go on a heroic adventure to rescue a princess so they can become knights just like Don Quixote (voiced by Andy Garcia).

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue Fast Facts:
Street Date: Oct. 2, 2012
Catalogue: 891724
DVD SRP: $14.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 69 Minutes
Special Features: N/A

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.

Our Review:
I don't know when a child outgrows Dora, but I can tell you that DD has watched Dora since she was a toddler. At 6 years old, she still enjoys watching it with her little brother. As a parent, I love the interactive aspect of the show. DD always tries to answer all of the questions through out the different episodes. In this DVD, Dora encounters a giant spider, a giant windmill, helped some caged lions and even rescues a knight. I watched this DVD with my kids, and we love the fact that Dora is not a princess who needs rescuing. Instead, she gets on a horse and helps those in need. It was nice to see Dora having so much courage and being so helpful.

To pre-order this DVD, please go to http://www.amazon.com/Dora-Explorer-Doras-Royal-Rescue/dp/B008KEQMI2.

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine


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