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Dora’s Storybook Adventures Box Set Arrives on DVD

Preschoolers join Dora on magical journeys with unicorns, dragons and princesses in the new three-DVD box set, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Storybook Adventures.

Press Release from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment

New York, NY – Preschoolers join Dora on magical journeys with unicorns, dragons and princesses in the new three-DVD box set, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Storybook Adventures. The special box set includes Fairytale Adventure, Dora Saves the Snow Princess and Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Storybook Adventures will be released on DVD on Sept. 13, 2011, for the suggested retail price of $24.99.

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Storybook Adventures Episode Synopses:

Dora the Explorer: Fairytale AdventureFairytale Adventure (Double Length Episode)Dora and Boots are exploring the forest when they discover the gate to Fairy-Tale Land.  Soon they find that there’s a mean witch who lives in Fairy-Tale Land and when Boots eats a banana from the witch’s fruit tree, Boots turns into Sleeping Boots!  In order to break the witch’s spell, Sleeping Boots must get a hug from Princess Dora.

What Happens Next?Abuela gives Dora a special star pocket to catch explorer stars, and Dora sets out to become a star catcher!  With Boots’ help, she soon catches her first explorer star but Swiper swipes the star pocket and ties it to a balloon that floats all the way up to cloud castle.

The Magic StickDora and Boots find a magic stick and according to the wise old tree frog, it’s up to them to go to the top of the highest hill to make the stick do its magic trick.Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow PrincessDora Saves The Snow Princess (Double Length Episode)Dora, Boots and the Snowflake Fairy are off to save La Princessa Sabrina and her snowy forest from a mean witch who has locked her in a tower and taken away her magic snow crystal.

Dora’s Jack-in-the-BoxDora’s twin brother and sister have been sick and Dora wants to buy them a present to cheer them up.  She finds a Jack-in-the-Box but it’s been so long since Jack’s been played, the little clown doesn’t know he’s supposed to pop out when the song says, “Pop goes the weasel!”

Bark, Bark To Play Park!Everyone is getting ready for the big Twins Day Party at Play Park.  Dora even has a surprise for her puppy, Perrito.  He has a twin too – a long-lost puppy brother he hasn’t seen since they were babies.

Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom!Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (Double Length Episode)A greedy king has stolen the crystals that give Allie’s kingdom color and Dora and Boots must help Allie locate the crystals and turn the pale gray kingdom back into a colorful wonderland before it’s too late.  Along the way, the trio gain help from a British knight, a giant caterpillar and a magician who give Dora three gifts – a shield, butterfly wings and a magic wand – to aid in her journey.  Using these presents, Dora attempts to defeat the greedy king and restore color to the kingdom.

First Day of SchoolBoots and Tico are really excited because it’s their first day of school ever.  In their new school, they’ll learn in English and Spanish!  Dora leads the way, teaching Boots Spanish and Tico English as they head out to school.

Boots' Banana WishDora and Boots are at an amusement park where they have a special wishing machine. Boots makes a wish for bananas and suddenly a bunch fall down on Boots.  He’s so happy but soon realizes that the bananas don’t stop coming.Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Storybook Adventures Fast Facts:Street Date: September 13, 2011Catalogue: 145454DVD SRP: $24.99DVD Running Time:  Approximately 282 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 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 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 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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