Dora’s Big Party Pack Comes to DVD

Prepare to laugh and celebrate with the release of the new DVD box set Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack!

Press Release from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment

NEW YORK – Prepare to laugh and celebrate with the release of the new DVD box set Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack!  It’s a non-stop party with a piñata, surprises and more!  The box set also includes a Dora and Diego cake recipe card (while supplies last). Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack will be released on DVD on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, for the suggested retail price of $24.99.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack Episode Synopses:

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday AdventureDora’s Big Birthday AdventureA twisting wind has blown Dora and Boots into Wizzle World, a land located in the Magic Storybook.  Dora and Boots can’t jump out of the Magic Storybook without first taking Dora’s crystal to the Wishing Wizzle so he can wish them back home in time for Dora’s birthday party with all her family and friends. The episode guest stars Rosie Perez, John Leguizamo and Hector Elizondo.

Dora Helps the Birthday WizzleDora is reading a storybook about a Birthday Wizzle who could make birthday wishes come true with his magic wand.  Today was his birthday so it was his turn to make a wish, but a wind came in and blew the wand out of the book.  Dora must jump into the book and bring the wand back to the Wizzle so he can make his wish.

Wizzle WishesDora and Boots meet a cute little Wizzle who lost his bag of wishes and can’t get home.  Our heroes set off in search of the lost wishes, but their friends keep finding the wishes first and their wishes get everyone into trouble.

Dora the Explorer: Super Silly FiestaSuper Silly FiestaDora and Boots are invited to the Big Silly Chicken’s Super Silly Fiesta.  The Big Red Chicken loses the cake for his party so Dora and Boots set off to save the fiesta.

Boots’ Special DayToday, Boots gets to do anything he wants because it’s his special day!

Stuck TruckWhen Ice Cream Truck gets stuck in the muck at Play Park, Dora and Boots are off to the rescue.

The Big PotatoBenny the Bull finds a magic wand and turns himself into a potato by mistake.  It’s up to Dora and Boots to bring their potato friend back to the Young Wizard so that he can change Benny back into a bull.

Dora the Explorer: It’s A Party!Daisy, la QuinceañeraIt’s Dora’s cousin Daisy’s quinceañera!  The party can’t start until Dora and Boots teach everybody the mambo.

The Big PiñataDora and Boots are trying to win the Big Piñata.  They need to collect ten yellow tickets by playing carnival games.

Surprise!It’s Boots’ birthday, but Benny the Bull is stuck on a hot air balloon that’s leaking and floating toward Crocodile Lake. Dora and Boots rush off to rescue their friend.

The Fix It MachineBoots has a hole in his boot but Dora knows what to do.  The Super Duper Fix-It Machine can fix it right up!

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Party Pack Fast Facts:Street Date: July 12, 2011Catalogue: 145304DVD SRP: $24.99DVD Running Time:  Approximately 291 MinutesSpecial Features:       ·   Dora’s Big Birthday DVD Game (Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure)       ·   Dora’s Super Silly Search Game (Super Silly Fiesta)       ·   Dora’s Present Search (It’s A Party!)       ·   Nicktrition Tips for Parents (It’s A Party!)       ·   Baby Nick Jr. Music Video (It’s A Party!)

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.

About Nickelodeon:Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd 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 more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

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, Insurge Pictures, 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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