Dora's Big Birthday Adventure
Airdate August 3, 2010
Season 5
Episode 20
Previous Boots' Banana Wish
Next Dora's Pegaso Adventure
Dora's Big Birthday Adventure is a Dora the Explorer TV movie. It is also the 20th episode for Season 5.

Characters present


The episode starts with Dora and Boots in the magic story book they need to get home for Dora's 8th birthday so they can celebrate, but they end up in the twisty wind cloud to Wizzle World they go on an adventure back home for the party by finding the Wishing Wizzle and give him back his wishing crystal get past a mean witch who hates wishes.


The wizard with his missing piece

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  • Sea Snake Lake
  • Dancing Forest
  • Rainbow
  • Wizzle Mountain


Older Episode Clips


  • This episode marks the 10th anniversary of the series and features the songs from the past episodes.
  • This is the final episode in the "Magic Storybook Trilogy".
  • This is the 9th episode that lasted over 30 minutes.
  • This is the second episode where the tip of Boots' tail gets chomped, the first being "Fish Out of Water".
  • During "We're Going Home", the characters in the flashbacks appear to be lip-syncing to the song.
  • This is the first episode to use a newer, more upbeat version of the "We Did It" song. It will be used for the rest of the series.
  • The crystal Dora wears throughout the episode is the same one Dora wore in "Dora Saves the Snow Princess" and "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom". It is revealed to be the wishing crystal, and when Dora says she got it in another story, she is referencing the events of the former episode.
    • After this double-length special, it is never seen again because the Wishing Wizzle has it, as Dora gave it to him, and this is the final episode of the "Magic Storybook Trilogy".
  • There was no four picture pop-up sequence after going over the rainbow.
  • This is the 121st episode of the series.
  • In some scenes of this episode, Dora has her Season 6 look.
  • This is not the only time the birthday balloon is shown. "Whose Birthday is It?" marks the first time.
  • Map uses different animations and assets in his segment.
    • He also says the places twice before the zoom wipe.
  • This episode also has the highest number of characters present in the entire series, being 30 (counting the wizzles as one character and the flying monkeys counting as two).
  • This episode parodies The Wizard of Oz. Dora is Dorothy, Boots is Toto, Sabrina is Glinda, La Bruja is the Wicked Witch of the West, the Scarecrow is the scarecrow, and the Birthday Wizzle is the Wizard of Oz while the Wizzles are the munchkins and the Flying Monkeys are Nikko and the flying monkeys, the only characters who are missing from The Wizard of Oz is the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion.
  • Swiper is on his good side at Dora's Birthday Party.
  • This episode shows some clips from past episodes from Seasons 1-4, but Dora and Boots's dialogues from those episodes were re-recorded by the new cast instead of the old cast.
  • This is the only double-length episode of the series in which Dora wears her casual outfit throughout the episode.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song in this episode, however, they technically do but they don't sing it in the original way and it's not played in the original version, they sing it in a different way and it's played in a different version, they actually sing the Travel Song Big Birthday Adventure Variation.
  • Before Dora and Boots and everyone sing We Did It!, the Fiesta Trio play their fanfare music but they don't have their instruments, their music just plays when they're flying on balloons.
  • Dora and Boots will never sing the original We Did It! from now on.
  • Unlike Whose Birthday is It? which they sing it to Swiper, the entire cast doesn't sing the Happy Birthday song to Dora.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing Feliz Cumpleaños in this episode from the Season 1 episode Surprise!.
  • The Birthday balloon with a picture of Dora on it is purple but in Whose Birthday is It? with a picture of Swiper on it is yellow.


  • The TV version uses a new intro, but the DVD version uses the same storybook intro from the other two episodes mentioned.
  • During the Pirate Dance segment, the song and background is different than what it is in Dora's Dance to the Rescue and Dora and Boots had their pirate outfit from Dora's Pirate Adventure.
  • Dora forgets to defeat La Bruja, so it's possible that La Bruja is not giving up just yet.
  • Dora's Pegaso Adventure is shown in a flashback of this episode, but it is in the next season. This proves it occurred before this one.


Dora the Explorer Season 5
First Day of School | The Backpack Parade | Benny's Big Race | Isa's Unicorn Flowers | Dora's Jack-in-the-Box | Bark, Bark to Play Park | Dora Saves the Snow Princess | The Mayan Adventure | Bouncy Boots | The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show | Dora Saves Three Kings Day | Benny's Treasure | Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs | Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom | The Super Babies Dream Adventure | Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure | Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle | Pirate Treasure Hunt | Boots' Banana Wish | Dora's Big Birthday Adventure