DVD Review: Dora and Friends (Season 1 – Temporada 1)

At some point, kids grow. We try our best to stop this from happening. You buy them really cute outfits thinking they’ll stay four years old for longer than a year. But no matter what is done, wee ones become small kids. My daughter was once hooked on the adventures of Dora the Explorer. Which was a fine show when she was a preschooler that needed to learn about shapes and patterns. But now she’s in elementary school and Dora seems a bit young for her. The good news is that Dora is now growing up with her audience. Dora and Friends allows the character a chance to mature and hang out with new friends that aren’t talking animals. Dora and Friends: Season 1 – Temporada 1 has all 18 episodes.

The show does a fine job of updating elements of the original series. Dora now has a cellphone with amazing Apps. She also has a magical charm bracelet. Most importantly is that she has friends that she can trust during her new adventures. She no longer is all about rescuing fairy tale creatures. She’s saving opera and s’mores. Here’s Josie’s review of the boxset:

The video is 1.78:1 anamorphic. The transfers bring out the new elements in the older Dora. The audio is 5.1 Dolby Digital. There’s also a dub in Spanish and French which is great if your kid is in an international elementary school. The episodes are Closed Captioned.

No bonus features.

Dora and Friends: Season 1 – Temporada 1 allows young viewers to see their favorite character grow up.

Nickelodeon and Paramount present Dora and Friends: Season 1 – Temporada 1. Starring: Dora and Pablo. Boxset contents: 18 episodes on 4 DVDs. Released: December 8, 2015.

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