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My daughter loves to dance and is excited that her aunt recently sent her a ballet-type skirt with built in leggings so she can lift her leg and pretend she is a ballerina. What a better combination than dancing and Dora! When the new bottoms first arrived she wasn’t all that interested in wearing them, but in attempt to snap some shots to send her aunt I bribed her after we watched this DVD, because she could be “just like Dora”. Now she prances around like she’s a million bucks and loves the attention she gets for the adorable outfit as well 😉
Other episodes include music, party and other celebrations that call for dancing and we got a kick out of The Super Silly Fiesta episode we had not seen before.
Look for this release exclusively at Target and Target.com.
DORA THE EXPLORER: DORA’S BALLET ADVENTURES
Available on DVD exclusively at Target on February 20, 2011
New York, NY – January 3, 2011 – Dora is getting ready for her big dance show in Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures, a compilation containing four of Dora’s dancing episodes. Help Dora as she moves and grooves to her way to Dance School to find her ballet slippers before her recital begins. Later, Dora and Boots lead a musical parade, have a fun-filled fiesta and celebrate Boots’ birthday! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures will be released on DVD exclusively at Target on Tuesday, February 20, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures Episode Synopses:
Dora’s Ballet Adventure
Dora’s dance class is getting ready for a special dance recital and her whole family’s there to watch her perform. They just need to wait for the Delivery Duck to deliver their ballet slippers. But the Delivery Duck brings scuba flippers instead of ballet slippers! Dora and Boots must get the slippers before the recital begins.
Dora, La Músico
C’mon and join the musical parade! Dora and Boots are leading a parranda over the Piano Bridge and through the Singing Gate to free the instruments that were locked up by the evil Señor Shhh!
The Super Silly Fiesta
Dora and Boots are invited to the Big Red Chicken’s Super Silly Fiesta where there will be silly snacks, silly games, silly hats and even silly dancing. But, the Big Red Chicken lost his party cake! Dora and Boots set off to save the fiesta. After searching forever, they find the cake in the silliest place Big Red Chicken could have left it – on his head!
It’s Boots’ birthday! Dora tells him that all of his friends are waiting at her house to give Boots a big party. To reachDora’s house, they’ll have to climb a long flight of Stairs and cross the Troll Bridge.
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Ballet Adventures Fast Facts:
Street Date: February 20, 2011
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: Approximately 95 Minutes
Dora the Explorer, created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh Valdes and Eric Weiner, is a play-along, animated adventure series starring Dora (Caitlin Sanchez). 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 everyday, 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 (Regan Mizrahi) 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.
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About Paramount Home Entertainment:
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.
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