Dora The Explorer is an “almost choose your own adventure” animated series that runs on Nickelodeon. Dora and her pal Boots the Monkeys get a mission at the start of the episode. They need your kid to help them reach the goal. Dora asks questions to the kid and give a pause for their answers. They have pals like a talking map to give them assistance. They also have an enemy in the form of a Fox named Swiper. He’s out to mess up their day worse than if your kid keeps picking the wrong route. Dora’s Butterfly Ball contains three episodes that are new to DVD. “The Butterfly Ball” sends Dora and Boots off to the fancy event with their pal Mariposa. They are all excited at the wing based function. This is a fun episode if your kid has fairy wings hanging up nearby. !Vamos a Pintar!” has Dora do her best to help an artist finish their mural. “!Feliz Dia de los Padres!” is a father’s day shocker. Little Kite’s father gets blown away on Father’s Day. Dora and Boots have to locate and rescue him before he heads out to sea. It’s not that scary, but you might want to keep an eye on your kid during the first screening. Here’s my daughter with her review of Dora’s Butterfly Ball.
The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The animation is clean and crisp. The audio is Dolby Digital Stereo. You get the bouncy music working out of both speakers. The episodes are Closed Captioned.
There are no bonus features.
Dora’s Butterfly Ball is another lively trio of adventures from Dora and Boots. You might want to keep an eye on your kid to makes sure they don’t get too emotional when Little Kite’s dad flies away.
Nickelodeon & Paramount present Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Butterfly Ball. Starring: Dora, Boots and Swiper. Boxset Contents: 3 episodes on 1 DVD. Released: February 12, 2013. Available at Amazon.com.
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