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Dora and Diego to the Rescue
Airdate Tuesday, September 6, 2005 (Nickelodeon)
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 (Dora and Diego Power Hour Director's Cut Version)
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 (VHS and DVD)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) 13:30 (1:30 pm) (Original)
10:30 am (Director's Cut)
Season 4
Episode 7 (airing)
20 (production)
Written by Valerie Walsh
Storyboard by:
Miyuki Hoshikawa
Dominic Orlando
Jose Silverio
Janice Tolentino
Directed by Sherie Pollack
Previous Dora's Got a Puppy (airing order)
Catch the Babies (production order)
Rescue, Rescue, Rescue! (chronologically)
Next A Crown for King Juan el Bobo (airing order)
Dora's Fairytale Adventure (production order)
Dora and Perrito to the Rescue! (chronologically)
Go, Diego, Go!: Diego Saves the Mommy and Baby Sloth

Dora and Diego to the Rescue (also known as Blown Away Boots) is the 7th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 4.

In production order, it is the 20th episode of Season 4.

It was aired on the same day as the premiere of Go, Diego, Go!.

Click & Create: 48 (To the Rescue!)



When a mighty wind carries away Boots on his big kite, Dora and her cousin Diego need help from you and some animal friends on a high-speed, around-the-world adventure!


Dora and Diego come out from behind the bushes. They tell the viewer that they were exploring in the forest. They find an owl in the tree, a lizard on a rock, and Boots in the bushes.

Boots greets Dora, Diego, and viewer. And then he pulls out a giant kite that he made all by himself. Boots decided to test it out. There was so much wind that as Boots held onto the kite, he gets lifted off the ground. Boots thought he made the kite too big and too strong. Boots gets scared and calls out to Dora and Diego for help. Dora and Diego have to save Boots up in the sky.

They check Map for assistance. Map looks for Boots and he worriedly tells the viewer that the wind is going to take Boots far away across the ocean, over the tall grass and to polar bear mountain. After Map and the viewer memorize the places, Dora and Diego get going to find the ocean.

As Boots is starting to fly over the ocean, he hears a sound. Boots sees a whale that's stuck in a net at the edge of a dock. Boots shouts to Dora and Diego to help the whale. When Dora and Diego heard what Boots said, they were surprised and realize they have to set the whale free, and fast. Diego turns his vest into a lifejacket. There were 12 knots in the net. Diego had to untie all the knots to set the whale free. Suddenly, some sharks started coming. Diego untied the 12 knots going from left to right. When he was finished, the sharks were coming closer. Dora warns Diego about the sharks. Diego figured out a way to scare the sharks. All they had to do is do a whale call. They did so and the sharks swam away.

After that, Dora and Diego tell the whale that they were trying to save their friend Boots the monkey. The whale says that she saw a monkey fly by on a kite across the ocean (which was Boots). The whale decided to give Dora and Diego a ride on her back. Diego had a life-jacket on, but Dora needed one of her own. She checks Backpack who had a life-jacket for Dora. Once she finds it, Dora puts on her life-jacket and joins her cousin Diego on the whale as she takes Dora and Diego across the ocean. After reaching the dock on the other side, Dora and Diego thank the whale by doing a whale call.

After that, they got going to find Boots. Boots was still up in the sky. Suddenly, he flew over a jungle and heard sounds. Boots looks down and sees singing gorillas. Boots was surprised and he laughed because he liked the gorillas and called out to Dora and Diego. The Gorillas said hello to Boots, and while he is happy to meet the Singing Gorillas, Boots really wants to be back on solid ground. Dora and Diego stop to see the singing gorillas. But then, a baby gorilla falls out of the tree. Dora and Diego catch the baby gorilla with their hands. The grown-up gorillas thank them for saving baby gorilla. Dora and Diego explained to the singing gorillas that they were trying to save Boots the monkey. The singing gorillas tell them that they saw a monkey fly over the trees yelling "get me down from here please". Then they tell Dora and Diego the best way to get through the trees. They tell them that they have to swing and all Dora and Diego have to do is sing along with the singing gorillas. Dora and Diego grabbed the vines and swung through the trees with the singing gorillas. Then, Dora and Diego hold the last vine and swung back down to the ground. They thank the singing gorillas and got going again.

Boots and his kite fly over the tall grass. As he was flying, he saw 4 baby animals in the tall grass. There was a baby hippo, a baby elephant, a baby zebra and a baby giraffe. They couldn't find their mommies. Boots tells Dora and Diego to help the baby animals find their mommies. Dora and Diego enter the field filled with tall grass and meet the Baby animals. They promise they'll help them. First they help the baby giraffe find her mommy. Next, they help the baby elephant find his mommy. Then, they help the baby hippo find her mommy and finally they help the baby zebra find her mommy. After that, they hear another animal roar. It was a female lion! Dora and Diego get on the giraffe and the animals try to outrun the lion. Suddenly, a big rock wall gets in their way. Mommy elephant tries to knock the wall down and it worked. Then, they outran the lion. But suddenly, they heard a lion cub in the tall grass and found her looking for her mommy. They realized that the lion they ran away from must be the cub's mommy. Diego realized that the reason the lion roared was because she was looking for her cub. Dora and Diego do a lion call. The mommy lion comes and reunites with her cub. All the baby animals were back together with their mommies. Dora and Diego said goodbye and continued on their way.

Boots was heading to Polar Bear Mountain next. Boots and his kite run into a snowy tree. A little snow falls on top of a sleeping polar bear down below causing him to wake up and look around. Boots sees the Polar bear and gets really scared. Dora and Diego hurried to Polar Bear Mountain. When they got there, they had to dress in warm clothes. Diego decided to change his Rescue Pack into something they need. What they need to ride on the snow to save Boots is a rocket sled! So Diego prepares his Rescue Pack to transform into a rocket sled after transforming into a bicycle, a hang-glider and a fishing pole. Dora and Diego get on the rocket sled and got going to save Boots. Suddenly, Boots looks down anxiously at the polar bear as he climbs up the snowy tree. Dora and Diego tell Boots to jump onto the rocket sled. Boots did so, but he leaves his kite behind. Dora, Boots, and Diego land on solid ground in the snow. Polar Bear gets Boots' kite and tells Boots he was only trying to get the kite down from the snowy tree. They see that Polar Bear is friendly. Polar Bear slides down the snowy hill and hands the kite back to Boots. Boots thanks Polar Bear, who then tells him to come back and visit anytime they want. Boots thanked Dora and Diego for rescuing him.

After that, Dora, Boots, and Diego talk about their favorite parts. First, they ask what the viewer's favorite part was, and they say what their favorite parts were. The favorite part for Dora, Diego and Boots are rescuing Boots. Dora tells the viewers that they couldn’t have done it without them, and thanks them of becoming an explorer and an animal rescuer!

Rescue Pack transformations (in the rare extended version)[]

  • Bicycle
  • Hang-glider
  • Fishing pole
  • Rocket sled (correct answer)


Places in this episode[]

  1. Ocean
  2. Tall Grass
  3. Polar Bear Mountain

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

  • Pad of paper and pencil
  • Mittens
  • Tennis racket
  • Lifejacket (correct item)
  • Water bottle
  • Winter hat



This episode in original version can be found in Save the Day! on VHS and DVD.


  • This episode has made an honor for the premiere of the new spinoff called "Go, Diego, Go!". There are many aspects in this episode inherited from Go, Diego, Go!.
    • This episode premiered the same day as the series premiere of Go, Diego, Go!, with the first episode "Rescue of the Red-Eyed Tree Frogs!".
    • This is the first time Diego wears a white lifejacket that he turns his special vest into instead of a yellow lifejacket that Dora wears.
    • Diego uses Rescue Pack in this episode to transform, being the second episode where he does so, with the first being Catch the Babies.
      • Coincidentally, this episode was produced right after the aforementioned episode.
      • However, in this episode, he uses his Rescue Pack as a rocket sled. In the aforementioned episode, he used it as a parasail.
        • Also, to activate Diego's Rescue Pack in his show, the viewer is asked to say "¡Actívate!". In this episode's original version, to activate Rescue Pack, the viewer is asked to say the name of the object to turn into (in this case, a rocket sled).
          • However, in the rare extended Director's Cut version, the viewer is asked to say "¡Actívate!", and Rescue Pack's segment from "Go, Diego, Go!" is used along with the debut voice of Keeler Sandhaus. He turns into a bicycle, a hang-glider, a fishing pole, and a rocket sled (the last one which is the correct transformation).
    • Perhaps the most notable feature in this episode is that Diego is voiced by Jake T. Austin (who is Diego's voice actor in his own show from Seasons 1-3) instead of Gabriel Alvarez.
      • Contrary to how Gabriel Alvarez's voice of Diego was similar to that of brothers Andres and Felipe Dieppa, his voice by Jake T. Austin sounded completely different. When Diego was voiced by the previous three actors, he had a voice similar to that of an adolescent (ages 10-19). However, with Jake T. Austin (and all actors succeeding him) taking over, Diego now has a higher-pitched, pre-pubescent voice similar to that of a young child, mostly likely to fit his age of 8.
      • However, he still keeps his original outfit instead of his new outfit introduced in the new series Go, Diego, Go! which premiered on the same day as this episode. Furthermore, despite Jake T. Austin voicing Diego in his own show, Gabriel Alvarez continued to voice the character in five more Dora the Explorer episodes: Baby Jaguar's Roar, Boots to the Rescue, Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine, Save Diego!, and Swiper the Explorer, all which are in airing order. The Season 4 finale episode in production order, Dora Saves the Mermaids, as well as the 5th season, are the return and the official beginning of Diego's new voice actor and outfit within Dora the Explorer.
  • Benny, Tico, Isa, Baby Jaguar, Alicia, Daisy, Click, and Swiper don't appear in this episode, but Swiper did appear in the Character Find of the original version only.
    • Even though this episode was produced before Go, Diego, Go! was even produced, Click the Camera and the Bobo Brothers didn't appear either, due to their non-involvement in Dora's show.
  • This is the 80th episode of the show.
  • This is the first half-hour episode where Dora travels without Boots since he is blown away by his kite.
  • In production order, this is the last half-hour episode of Season 4, as the last four are double-length episodes.
  • There was no explorer star in the episode to help Dora and Diego, so a Character Find of Swiper plays in place of an Explorer Star minigame in the original version.
    • Despite this, the star pocket was visible on Backpack throughout the whole episode for no reason.
  • There are some noticeable differences in this episode compared to others:
    • Boots doesn't appear as the second character after Dora appearing as the first character to begin the episode while introducing themselves to the viewer, Diego appears as the second character instead when he and Dora come out of the bushes.
    • Map sings his song where one can only see the ocean. The tall grass and Polar Bear Mountain show up a little later. There's also no real path being traced by glowing, instead there's black, dotted lines to get to each location like The Golden Explorers.
      • Unlike all the other episodes, as Map is repeating the places, he isn't smiling at all and is frowning, which is what he normally does when repeating them, most likely because he is worried about Boots. In fact, the only parts where he's really smiling are when he is singing his song and telling the viewer where Dora and Diego need to go first and next.
        • This however is not the first time Map has frowned at all during his segment. The first time he frowned was in "Lost Squeaky".
      • He also does not zoom wipe at all in this episode.
  • During the Travel Song:
    • Dora sings with Diego instead of Boots (since he is flying away on a kite).
    • As Dora and Diego sing out the places to go, they strike poses according to the places, like the episode Super Spies.
    • At the music break in the approximate middle of the song, Dora and Boots normally run and Boots usually does a cartwheel then a backflip over a log while Dora jumps over it. But in this episode, Dora and Diego run towards the center of the screen while facing the viewer.
    • After that, Dora is the only one who sings, "Come on, ¡vámonos! Everybody let's go!", and they're still facing the screen, and at the second line, Dora and Diego run past the screen where one can see their faces up close. Normally, Dora and Boots sing those two lines together.
    • Dora and Diego sing, "Come on, let's get to it!" together, but normally, Boots is the only one singing that line.
    • When Dora and Diego say, "Where are we going?" they do not say out the last place (Polar Bear Mountain) as the answer, they instead say, "To go save Boots!".
    • At the second music break close to the end, Dora and Diego don't spin around, nor do they jump as they shout the last place, they just keep running and shout, "To go save Boots!"
  • The Singing Gorilla jungle is a sub-place, just like the Icky Sticky Sand in Backpack!.
  • In A Present for Santa, A Letter for Swiper, To the South Pole, Star Mountain, and The Mixed-Up Seasons, Boots wears his winter clothes in addition to Dora (and Diego in To the South Pole). However, he did not have his on in this episode because he flew on a kite and didn't know until later that he was headed to Polar Bear Mountain. However, a monkey's fur in real life can keep it warm, so he probably doesn't need one anyway.
  • In production order, this is the final half-hour episode to feature the original animation style and the last to feature Diego's season 3-4 design before being redesigned for Go, Diego, Go!.
    • It was also the last half-hour episode produced before Go, Diego, Go! began production.
  • This is the only episode in which all onscreen characters' favorite parts are the same.
  • In this episode, "We Did It!" is performed while sledding down the mountain.
  • A rare extended Director's Cut version of this episode only aired the week it premiered in 2005 as part of Dora and Diego's Power Hour.
    • In it, Diego actually uses a Rescue Pack segment to turn him into a rocket sled. The other (wrong) transformations are a bicycle, a hang glider, and fishing pole.
  • This episode uses the Nick Jr. Productions Puddle Logo from 2005-2009 on TV/VHS/DVD and on other streaming services via devices instead of the 1999-2005 Nick Jr. Productions Logo, and this is the first episode to do so. This will later be used in Dora's Dance to the Rescue and to the 3 seasons of "Go, Diego, Go!" (excluding Dora's World Adventure! and Dora Saves the Mermaids by using the 1999-2005 Nick Jr. Productions music).
    • Strangely enough, the year reads "2003" instead of 2004 or 2005 despite the 2005 Nick Jr. Productions logo not being introduced until 2005.
      • Speaking of its production year, this episode was most likely produced in late 2003.
  • The background during the favorite parts scene was used for a Go, Diego, Go! promo that premiered right after this episode aired.
  • During the Singing Gorillas scene, when Dora says “Sing with us!”, the audio is taken from El Coquí.
  • This episode could serve as a backdoor prequel to the Go, Diego, Go! episode Diego's Wolf Pup Rescue as well as the backdoor sequel to Boots to the Rescue.
  • This episode marks 2 years of Richie Lee's birth.


  • It is unknown how sunny warmness and snowy coldness happen at the same time.
  • The subtitles for this said that Dora and Boots said "Come on, Vamonos! Everybody, let’s go," during the travel song the first time, but Boots didn't sing it since he is flying on a kite. Dora was the only one singing that line.
  • In the credits, it said "Dora and Diego to the Rescue", without the exclamation mark. The line "Ooh, Swiper the Fox!" was also called "Ooh, swiping fox." in the subtitles.
  • Judging by the height from the ground to the trees when Baby Gorilla fell and was caught by Dora and Diego, it took much longer for him to fall when Dora and Diego were asking the viewer to help catch him.
  • Dora's star pocket is twice as big than usual when she and Diego are asking the viewer to help them catch Baby Gorilla.
    • Dora's star pocket should not be present because there was no star catching in the episode.
  • When Dora and Diego see Polar Bear Mountain and Boots stuck in the tree, Boots can be heard from afar saying "DORA!! DIEGO!! HURRY!!!". For some odd reason, Diego is still smiling in that scene when Dora said, "Come on, we've got to go save Boots!"

Diego smiling at the wrong moment.

Character Find (in the original version)[]

Swiper the Fox

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