Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dora the Explorer: Dora's Magical Sleepover {Review}

 Now available on DVD, released June 24, 2014
Retails for $14.99

On June 24th, 2014, Dora invited preschoolers everywhere to have a magical sleepover at the museum with Boots, Diego, and of course herself in Dora the Explorer: Dora's Magical Sleepover. This all new DVD contains three episodes, Dora’s Museum Sleepover Adventure, Dora’s and Sparky’s Riding Adventure!, and Dora’s Super Soccer Showdown for over an hour of summer fun.  Also be sure to check out Dora the Explorer’s latest mobile application “Every Day with Dora,” also available as of June 24 in the iTunes store.  Little explorers everywhere can have fun with Dora on the go!

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Magical Sleepover Episode Synopses:

Dora’s Museum Sleepover Adventure
Journey into a painting with Dora, Boots, and Diego on their quest through a world of giants, unicorns, knights and more!  The trio must return Prince Miguel’s magic cape to the castle to break the spell that has turned him into a lion.

Dora’s and Sparky’s Riding Adventure!
After Dora helps Sparky the horse feel better, she needs to take him back to the barn.  She will need the viewer’s help to avoid prickly bushes, falling rocks and Swiper too.

Dora’s Super Soccer Showdown
Get ready for a big game in Brazil with Dora and the Golden Explorers as they take on a team of monsters in the Big Cup Soccer Tournament!

DVD Running Time: Approximately 71 minutes
Our Thoughts:
Our package from Nickelodeon is here!
YAY! Dora is here! S loves Dora and all her adventures, I know I can already hear here responding to all of Dora's questions. I can't wait to see what she thinks!

Being slightly educational, as far as TV shows go, I don't mind a bit of Dora in our house and encourage the kids to really listen to what is going on. S loves hearing Spanish words and trying them out on her own, she has picked up quite a few new terms that even I didn't know and gravitates towards the Dora games at our local library. This DVD is no different and I am really glad we received it. S is all in to sleepovers right now, so she loved the theme of this DVD before it was even open, she really liked this episode and helping break the magic spells. A week at princess camp also made her day with the knights and castles in this episode.  We have had lots of travel time this summer and this DVD has made its way into the car more than once, and even a big brother may have watched a bit, especially the soccer episode with all his FIFA interest. S's favorite episode is actually the Sparky the horse episode, she loves all animals, but has a specific like for horses and zebras. I know that my kids are watching something that is safe, educational, and fun when they watch Dora and this DVD is no exception, I will gladly let my kiddos watch this one when they ask for it.

Just a Little More Information:
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.  Ultimately, Dora and her best friend, Boots, triumph, and the story always ends with a “We Did It!” anthem.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for certain DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Want It? Buy It!
This Dora DVD can be purchased anywhere that sells Nickelodeon Home Entertainment products and retails for $14.99. You can also follow Dora the Explorer on Facebook.
Thanks to Nickelodeon for our Dora DVD!

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