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Dora's Royal Rescue
Dora's Royal Rescue
Airdate Tuesday, October 2, 2012 (DVD)
Monday, November 5, 2012 (Nickelodeon)
Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) 19:00 (7:00 pm)
Season 6
Episode 18 (aired)
16 (produced)
Written by Chris Gifford
Storyboard by:
Kathy Carr
Bismarck "Butch" Datuin
Carol Delmindo Datuin
Gloria Y. Jenkins
Enrico Vilbar Santana
Jose Silverio
Clint Taylor
Ysty Veluz
Directed by George Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Previous Dora in Troll Land (Season 6, airing order)
Baby Bongo's Big Music Show (TV airing order)
Dora Saves King Unicornio (production order)
Next A Ribbon For Pinto (Season 7, airing order)
Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV airing order)
Dora's Knighthood Adventure (production order)

Dora's Royal Rescue (also known as “Dora the Lady Knight Saves Don Quixote” or “Dora XI: The Royal Rescue!") is a Dora the Explorer TV special 11th double-length episode. It was also the 18th episode of Season 6. However, it was held back to airing during Season 7, making it the Season 6 finale.

In production order, it's the 16th episode of Season 6 (and the first episode of Pre-Season 7), as well as the debut of Fátima Ptacek as the new voice of Dora.

Characters Present[]


Lady Knight Dora and Squire Boots embark on a noble quest to help Rocinante the horse and Dapple the donkey save Don Quixote, who's been locked in the Abandoned Library by an evil wizard named Malambruno!


It all started before the finale of helping the Princess rescuing her kitty in Season 6 and before the beginning of Season 7 of helping Pinto winning a ribbon, we came at the statue of Don Quixote with Dora, who's in her classic outfit of Seasons 1-6 and her voice is now Fátima Ptacek instead of Caitlin Sanchez, and all of her friends Benny, Tico, Isa and Boots in Medieval costumes like Kings, Dragons, Maidens, princesses and knights; as well as they also love reading books.

Places in this episode[]

  1. Secret Cave
  2. Windmills
  3. Noble Forest
  4. Story Castle

Items in Backpack (clockwise starting from the top right)[]

First Segment[]

  • Flower
  • Pencils
  • Pump
  • Rope (correct item)
  • Trumpet

Second Segment[]

  • Pickle
  • Pencil (second correct item)
  • Crayons (third correct item)
  • Paper (first correct item)
  • Rubber duck


Older Episode References[]

  • In the story castle, Dora once called Boots "Mr. Riddles", a reference to Season 1 episode Call Me Mr. Riddles.



  • During the fanfare at the end of the episode, the Fiesta Trio had music sheets instead of their instruments. It is unknown how their fanfare would play if they don’t have their instruments.
Dora the Explorer Season 6
Dora's Pegaso Adventure | Happy Birthday, Super Babies! | Dora's Hair-Raising Adventure | Baby Winky Comes Home | The Grumpy Old Troll Gets Married | Dora's Ballet Adventure | Boots' First Bike | ¡Vacaciones! | Dora in Troll Land | Pepe the Pig's School Adventure | The Tale of the Unicorn King | Halloween Parade | The Secret of Atlantis | Dora Saves King Unicornio | Dora & Diego Save Atlantis | The Big Red Chicken's Magic Wand | Swiper's Favorite Things | A Ribbon For Pinto | Dora's Royal Rescue | Dora's Knighthood Adventure
* - Denotes held-up episode

Dora the Explorer Season 7
A Ribbon For Pinto | Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom | Dora's Easter Adventure | Feliz Dia De Los Padres | Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure | School Science Fair | Dora's Moonlight Adventure | Perrito's Big Surprise | Dora & Diego's Amazing Animal Circus Adventure | Benny the Castaway | Baby Bongo's Big Music Show | Dora's Royal Rescue* | ¡Vamos a Pintar! | Check Up Day | Little Map | Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade | Book Explorers | Dora Rocks! | The Butterfly Ball
* - Denotes held-back episode