Dora the Explorer: Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure
Available on DVD July 31, 2012
Help Dora start the Fantastic Gymnastics show, win a ribbon with Pinto in the Big Horse Show and find Swiper’s favorite things in the brand-new DVD, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure. Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure features three new-to-DVD episodes from the Emmy award-winning preschool series’ current seventh season. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure will be released on DVD on July 31, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure: Dora and Boots are practicing for the Fantastic Gymnastics Show when Dora gets a special delivery – a beautiful rainbow ribbon. This means Dora gets to start the Big Gymnastics Show with her ribbon dance! But Swiper comes in and steals the ribbon soDora and Boots set out on an adventure to get the ribbon back in time for the show.
A Ribbon for Pinto: Pinto is really excited about the Big Horse Show and he’d like to win his very first blue prize ribbon. Dora, Boots, and Pinto are taking a train to the show, but the train breaks down and they worry they won’t be able to make it!
Swiper’s Favorite Things: Swiper is packing all of his favorite things for a sleepover at his Grandma’s House — his pajama trunk, his favorite puppy book, and his very special funny bunny. Just as he is about to leave, a big wind gust comes in and blows everything away! Dora and Swiper journey to Crocodile Lake, through the Jumbled Trees, and race to Strawberry Hill to get Swiper’s favorite things back.
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.
Thoughts from OHM:
Even though this was a little 'young' for my almost 8 year old daughter, we still sat back together to check it out. It was really neat to see some aesthetic and musical changes made in the show since watching it about 3-4 years ago. We enjoyed the first episode: Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure a lot..my daughter is quite the bendy kid and loves anything dance and gymnastics related!
But we also really loved Swiper's Favourite Things. Swiper is just too funny! So we love episodes that feature him as a main character! We'll definitely be passing this one over to our little Dora loving neice!