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Dora Saves the Mermaids!
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Airdate Tuesday, September 25, 2007 (DVD)
Monday, November 5, 2007 (Nickelodeon)
Season 4
Episode 25
Previous Baby Crab
Next First Day of School
Dora Saves the Mermaids! is a Dora the Explorer TV movie. It is also the 25th episode from Season 4, as well as the Season 4 finale.

Characters present

Summary

Dora must return a magic crown back to a mermaid named Mariana in Mermaid Kingdom and get past a mean octopus who dumps garbage all over the kingdom.

Plot

The episode starts where Dora and Boots were at the beach. They were cleaning up the beach because it is Clean Up The Beach Day. They were looking for garbage on the sand and took a juice box off a crab's head. After looking for garbage, a very special clam told Dora and Boots about Mermaid Kingdom. He told them a story about Mariana the Mermaid but she and her friends were in trouble because a mean octopus dumped garbage all over the Mermaid Kingdom and it could dissappear. He told them that Mariana discovered a magic crown put it on, made a wish and all the garbage dissappeared and the kingdom sparkled. But, one day a wave swept the crown away and Mariana needed Dora and Boots' help because the octopus was back and the garbage was making the mermaids and mermen sad and sick. Mariana tells Dora and Boots that their Mermaid Kingdom is disappearing under all the dirty garbadge and she needs their help.

Dora and Boots saw the magic crown on the sand and Dora picked it up. Map says that they had to go over Sea Shell Bridge, across Pirate Island, past the Silly Sea and then the Mermaid Kingdom.

The wizard with his missing piece

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Places in episode

  1. Sea Shell Bridge
  2. Pirate Island
  3. The Silly Sea
  4. Mermaid Kingdom

Songs

Trivia

  • This is the last episode to find Map, who is the last character to get Character Find.
  • This is the first double-length episode that was never seen on videocassette at all.
  • This is the first double-length episode where Dora sings We Did It! and talks about favorite parts in her casual outfit.
  • The Season 7 episode "Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom" serves as the sequel of this episode.
  • This is both the first double-length episode as well as the first episode in general where the picture pop-up sequence officially reverts back to how it was from the 1st 3 seasons of the show. But this time, the checkmarks get placed on each square each time Dora tells the viewer what places have been passed.
  • This is the last episode for the original cast, namely Kathleen Herles (Dora), Harrison Chad (Boots), Sasha Toro (Backpack), Jake Burbage (Benny), and Jose Zelaya (Tico) to act before their departure due to their age, but the voices of Map, Swiper, the Fiesta Trio (all by Marc Weiner) and for at least the next season Diego (Jake T. Austin) will still be present. However, Sasha Toro will return in the 2019 movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold and voice Backpack.
  • Dora turns into a mermaid just as she puts on the mermaid crown. When she takes it off, she turns back into herself.
  • This is the last episode where the blue cursor clicks on Dora at the end of the episode. After this, a fade-out effect will take its place for the rest of the series.
  • Map, Swiper, and the Fiesta Trio are all still voiced by Marc Weiner and they are the only ones not to have new voice actors.
  • This is the last episode for the Character Find when the closing credits appeared.
  • This is the last episode to premiere in 2007 and Season 4.
  • The 2005-2009 Nick Jr. Productions logo used the 1999-2005 Nick Jr. Productions audio. Just like in "Dora's World Adventure".
  • Just like in "Dora's Dance to the Rescue" and "Dora's World Adventure!", the production and the premiere of this episode are the same, which is 2007.
  • This is the final time the show uses the 2005-2009 Nick Jr. Productions logo.
  • Split screen airings of this episode use the 1999-2005 Nick Jr. Productions Logo at the end instead. 
  • This is the 5th episode that lasts for over 30 minutes.
  • This is the 101st episode of the show.
  • In this episode, there are four squares in the picture pop-up sequence instead of three.
  • The name of this episode was released as a video game for the Nintendo DS.
  • Mariana the Mermaid will later appear on a Dora and Friends episode titled Magical Mermaid Adventure.
  • The grown-up voice Dora and Boots had in Dora's Dance to the Rescue and Dora's World Adventure was also heard in this episode.
    • This is apparently the first episode in which the pattern at the bottom of Dora's shoes has changed.
  • Dora and Boots' season 5 look has been debuted in this episode.
  • The episode premiered exactly 5 years after Click! premiered on Nick Jr and 2 years after Boots to the Rescue premiered on TVO Kids.
  • This is the fourth episode to use the extended version of We Did It. The other three are Dora's Pirate Adventure, Dora's Dance to the Rescue, and Dora's World Adventure.
  • When Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song, they list four places instead of three and they do not say "Come on, say it with us!" to begin the song. Boots is the only one clapping three times after asking "Where are we going?" since Dora is holding Mariana the Mermaid's magical crown throughout the episode. Also, the fourth "Where are we going?" is asked in Spanish.
  • When Dora and Boots are riding the dolphins, they do not wear any lifejackets.
  • Baby White Map is the last character to get Character Find.
  • This is the last episode featuring a Character Find during the end credits.
  • Isa and Pirate Parrot do not appear in this episode.
  • This is the only episode in the series in which Dora and Boots explicitly asked Swiper to swipe. It is also mentioned in the "We Did It" song.
  • This is the last episode to feature Explorer Stars in the introduction.

Goofs/Errors

  • When Dora and Boots finished helping Swiper clean off the whale they run the opposite way to go to Pirate Island.

Gallery

Character Find

Map


Dora the Explorer Season 4
Dora's Fairytale Adventure | Daisy, La Quinceañera | Star Catcher | La Maestra de Música | The Shy Rainbow | Swiper the Explorer | Star Mountain | Big Sister Dora | Super Babies | Catch the Babies | Dora's Got a Puppy | We're a Team! | Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine | Dora & Diego to the Rescue | A Crown for King Juan el Bobo | The Mixed-Up Seasons | Best Friends | Dora's Dance to the Rescue | Save Diego | Dora's First Trip | Baby Jaguar's Roar | Dora's World Adventure! | Boots to the Rescue | Baby Crab | Dora Saves the Mermaids
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