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The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show
Airdate Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 (DVD)
Monday, June 20, 2011 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) 10:30am
Season 5
Episode 8 (aired)
11 (produced)
Written by Rosemary Contreras
Storyboard by:
Bismarck "Butch" Datuin
Dean Kelly
Kuni Tomita
Ysty Veluz
Directed by George Chialtas
Previous Bouncy Boots (airing order)
Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs (production order)
Next Benny's Treasure
The Big Red Chicken's Magic Wand (chronologically)

The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show is the 8th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 5.

In production order, it's the 11th episode of Season 5.



The Big Red Chicken is putting on a magic show. In a magic trick gone wrong, he gets shrunken down to bunny size. Dora and Boots need to go to Magic Land with him to find his wand and make him big again.



Places in this episode[]

  1. Card Castle
  2. Magic Cup Forest
  3. Bunny Hill

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

  • Coins
  • Flowers
  • Dice
  • Rope (correct item)
  • Fan

Magic Words[]

The one in bold is the correct one.

  • Abra-Spaghetti
  • Abra-Hamburger
  • Abracadabra


  • This is the 106th episode of the show.
  • This is the first episode where Backpack sings her standard full song with her new voice actress (excluding the marching band version in The Backpack Parade).
  • Big Red Chicken shrinks little which means he's called the Little Red Chicken (just like in the storybook in The Legend of the Big Red Chicken). This is because he's got the bunny rabbit's blue ribbon.
  • The Travel Song is replaced by the new song, "Abracadabra" in this episode.
  • It is unknown how Swiper and the Fiesta Trio got into Big Red Chicken's magic hat if they never even knew the magic word on how to get in.
  • This episode premiered exactly 2 years after Dora's World Adventure!.
  • This is the one of the few episodes where Dora and Boots returned to where they came from after reaching the final place on the map.
  • The "We Did It!" song is extended to accommodate the characters saying the magic word "Abracadabra!" four times.


  • When Dora tells Big Red Chicken that he's got the bunny's blue ribbon, one can see closely that he's shaking his head "No" even though he does and that Dora is right.
  • When the Big Red Chicken first enters the Bunny Hill, six bunnies are shown, and the bunny next to its bed is the one without the bowtie. However, when the Big Red Chicken asks for the bunny that doesn't have the bowtie, only five are shown, the pathways completely change, and the bunny in front of the two pillows is shown without the bowtie. After the Blue Cursor clicks on the right bunny, the six bunnies are shown again, the pathways change back to how they originally were, and the bunny next to its bed was actually the one without the bowtie.
  • On international airings of the episode, not only does it have the Seasons 3-4 opening sequence with the Explorer Stars and the Star Pocket, but also that intro's audio playing rather than the Seasons 5-6 intro's audio playing However, the Nickelodeon splat logo that was used on international prints of this season (replacing the butterfly) is still present.

Running Gag[]

  • The phrase "Abracadabra" is used a lot in this episode.

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