Monday, January 12, 2015

Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection on DVD January 13, 2015 (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Available on DVD January 13, 2015

Are your kids into Dora the Explorer.  Ever since the new Dora and Friends: Into the City series premiered, they really haven't been watching a lot of of the old Dora animated show.  Have you found this with your Dora fans in your house?  

But, thanks to Santa for bringing the girls Dora the Explorer and Boots toys, as the recent screener of Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection, which I was sent this past weekend, they are getting back into the old Dora the Explorer series.  While I have to admit I am liking the newer, grown up Dora, I am still a fan of the old series, which has Dora hanging out with Boots and her animal friends.  This animated series has really helped my girls in learning Spanish, as well as new vocabulary, thanks to the repetition of words and catchy songs.  

When I heard that Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Distribution were releasing this new DVD, which arrives in stores tomorrow, Tuesday, January 13rd, I couldn't wait to share it with my girls.  They have been busy watching the Christmas Dora DVD we had, since the holidays, and I was looking for a new Dora DVD to switch it up with. :-)

Savannah and Bella were so excited when they saw me taking the Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection out of the mail, and couldn't wait to watch it.  We received this 2-DVD set on Saturday morning, and have since watched it 4 times.  The girls even went to bed early last night without a problem, as they asked if they cooperated with bedtime, if they could watch the Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection in the AM if there was no school.  How could I say "no?"  And, like that, the girls were fast asleep at 8PM.  It was a miracle! :-)

In addition to the 6 full-length, already aired episodes, this 2-disc DVD collection also contains two catchy music features, including one from "Yo Gabba Gabba!, that are not to be missed.  Halfway through each of these songs, the girls already had down the chorus and were ready to sing the songs again and again.  I even found my husband tapping his feet to the "Clean-up" song. He even used this song to get the girls to clean up their toys last night. :-)  

If you have a Dora the Explorer fan in your house, who is a fan of the old Dora animated series, then you will want to pick up the Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection, when it arrives in stores tomorrow.  This DVD collection will provide hours of entertainment to your little ones, as they go on underwater adventures with Dora and her friends.  My girls can't stop raving about it, and I don't see them growing tired of this collection anytime soon. I know your kids will love the Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection, too!


More about this upcoming DVD release:

"Join Dora on her greatest underwater adventures in the 2-disc DVD collection, Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection.  The DVD includes “Dora Saves the Mermaids” and “Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom,” plus two music videos. Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection is available on DVD on January 13, 2015."

Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection Includes:

DISC 1 - Dora Saves the Mermaids
·       Dora Saves The Mermaids
·       Fish Out Of Water
·       Treasure Island
Bonus Features:
·       “Clean-Up Song” Music Video
·       Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Video

DISC 2 – Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom
·       Dora’s Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom
·       Benny the Castaway
·       Dora’s Moonlight Adventure

Dora the Explorer: Mermaid Adventures Collection Fast Facts
Street Date: January 13, 2015
Catalog: 59166510000 (U.S.), 59166511000 (Canada)
Running Time: 161 Minutes


About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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 almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount 
Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I know some little ones who Love Dora and they love mermaids so this would be a big hit.
    heather [email protected]

  2. We love Dora the explorer in our household, I love that my kids can have fun watching it and learn so much at the same time.