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Genre: TV series, Cartoon, Kids
Country: United States
Languages: English, Spanish
Starring: Caitlin Sanchez
Creator: Eric Weiner
Run time: 98 minutes
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Related reviews: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom, Super Babies Dream Adventure, Catch The Stars, Nickelodeon’s Animal Friends, Nickelodeon’s All Star Sports Day, Dora’s Christmas
Only one major problems with Dora The Explorer: Super Silly Fiesta. And that is that there is precious little fiesta. See, fiesta means “party” in Spanish. Dora told me that. And Big Red Chicken is going to be hosting a Super Silly Fiesta, where things will be…silly. But Dora is an Explorer, and she can’t just attend a party. That wouldn’t fit with the formula the show has worked so hard to perfect.
No, Dora must find her way to the party, with the aid of the map the map the map the map the map and so forth. She must sing to a gate (a gate, mind you, that makes a very risque comment about underpants!) She must also figure out what sound animals make for some reason. A cow that says “tweet tweet”! That’s so SILLY! Well. At least there’s something silly going on, because we never get to see what happens at the party.
Dora shows up, see, and Big Red Chicken has misplaced the cake – on her own head! Or…his own head…I’m not sure. Anyway, that is the kind of silliness this fiesta has in store for us! It’s going to be a wingding of immense proportions, and a silly terrific time will be had by all! Except…the journey was all we got to see. Sometimes the journey IS more important than the destination. But if that destination is a Super Silly Fiesta, I think I would prefer to see THAT.