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The Big Red Chicken's Magic Wand
Big Red Chicken's Magic Wand
Airdate Tuesday, December 27, 2011 (DVD)
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) 10:00am
Season 6
Episode 14 (aired)
8 (produced)
Written by Rosemary Contreras
Storyboard by:
Kathy Carr
Carol Delmindo Datuin
Clint Taylor
Arthur Valencia
Directed by George Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Previous The Secret of Atlantis/Dora & Diego Save Atlantis (airing order)
¡Vacaciones! (production order)
The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show (chronologically)
Next Swiper's Favorite Things (airing order)
Dora in Troll Land (production order)

The Big Red Chicken's Magic Wand is the 14th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 6.

In production order, it's the 8th episode of Season 6.



The Big Red Chicken is doing magic tricks today. For his first trick, he turns Boots into a chicken. When he tries to turn him back into a monkey, he lets out a big sneeze that propels the magic wand into Magic Land! Now, he and Dora set off on a magic-filled journey in order to get the wand fixed so Boots can become a monkey again.

Places in this episode[]

  1. Magic Mirrors
  2. Giant Dice
  3. Wand Shop


This episode can be seen on the DVD titled Dora Loves Boots (it was released prior to premiering on TV).



  • This is the 137th episode of the show.
  • The early Season 1 version of swiping music is used.
  • Dora stops Swiper alone without Boots, just like in Best Friends.
    • However, she still has the Big Red Chicken (and the viewer) to help her out.
  • This is the first episode seeing Boots as a chicken, however, he's still a monkey, he's just half chicken, half monkey, which technically makes him a "chunky".
  • When Boots turns into a chicken and wants to be a monkey again, this is the same as when Benny turns into a potato by himself by accident in The Big Potato and wants to be a bull again.
  • This episode is very similar to The Big Potato and The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show.
    • Speaking of which, this episode serves as a sequel to second said episode.
      • Coincidentally, both are written by Rosemary Contreras.
  • Isa and Benny don't appear in this episode.
  • Dora and Boots don't travel with each other in this episode because Boots is a chicken. So while Boots stays with Tico, Dora travels with Big Red Chicken instead, but she, of course, still has the viewer at home to help.
  • The Travel Song's role is taken by the new song "We're Going to the Wand Shop".
  • It is unknown how Swiper and the Fiesta Trio got into the magic hat if they never knew the magic word on how to get in. This previously occurred in The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show.
  • Dora, Boots, and their friends are actually outside Dora's House at the end of the episode and for the whole episode the whole time.
  • This is the final episode, in airing order, where Caitlin Sanchez would voice Dora before her departure.

Running Gag[]

  • The Big Red Chicken's magic wand has been broken the whole trip. That means instead of just saying "Abracadabra", what needs to be said is "Abracadabra, (item asked for)", and as loud as possible in order for the broken wand to work.

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