Dora's Big Birthday Adventure
Airdate August 3, 2010
Season 5
Episode 20
Previous Boots' Banana Wish
Next Dora's Pegaso Adventure

Dora's Big Birthday Adventure is a Dora the Explorer TV movie. It's also the 20th episode for season 5.

Characters present


The episode starts with Dora and Boots in the magic story book they need to get home for Dora's 8th birthday so they can celebrate, but they end up in the twisty wind cloud to Wizzle World they go on an adventure back home for the party by finding the Wishing Wizzle and give him back his wishing crystal get past a mean witch who hates wishes.


The wizard with his missing piece

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  • Sea Snake Lake
  • Dancing Forest
  • Rainbow
  • Wizzle Mountain


Older Episode Clips


  • This episode marks the 10th anniversary of the series and features the songs from the past episodes.
  • This is the final episode in the "Magic Storybook Trilogy".
  • This is the 9th episode that lasted over 30 minutes.
  • In A Second time, the episode Boots' tip of his tail gets chomped first being Fish Out of Water.
  • During We're Going Home, the characters in the flashbacks appear to be lip-syncing to the song.
  • This is the first double-length episode to use a different version of The "We Did It" Song.
  • The crystal Dora wears throughout the episode is the same one Dora wore in "Dora Saves the Snow Princess" and "Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom". It is revealed to be the wishing crystal, and when Dora says she got it in another story, she is referencing the events of the former episode.
    • After this double-length special, it is never seen again because A. The Wishing Wizzle has it, as Dora gave it to him, and B. This is the final episode of the "Magic Storybook Trilogy".
  • There was no four picture pop-up sequence after going over the rainbow.
  • This is the 121st episode of the series.
  • They will use this version of the We Did It! song for the rest of the series.
  • In some scenes of this episode, Dora has her season 6 look.
  • This is not the only time the birthday balloon is shown. "Whose Birthday is It?" marks the first time.
  • Map uses different animations and assets in his segment.
    • He also says the places twice before the zoom wipe.
  • This episode also uses the HIGHEST number of characters present in the entire series, being 30 (counting the wizzles as one character and the flying monkeys counting as two).
  • This episode parodies "The Wizard Of Oz". Dora is Dorothy, Boots is Toto, The Snow Princess is Glinda, La Bruja is The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Scarecrow is the scarecrow, and The Birthday Wizzle is the Wizard Of Oz while The Wizzles are the munchkins and the Flying Monkeys are Nikko and the flying monkeys.


  • The TV version uses a new intro, but the DVD version uses the same storybook intro from the other two episodes mentioned.
  • Dora forgets to defeat La Bruja, so it's possible that La Bruja is not giving up just yet.
  • Dora's Pegaso Adventure is shown in a flashback of this episode, but it is in the next season. This proves it occured before this one.


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