Last week, Mattel and Nickelodeon finally released a picture of the new, older Dora the Explorer. Prior to the unveiling of the pic, the companies released a black silhouette of the tweenaged Dora.
Mattel says they updated Doraâ€™s look because the young girls who grew up and admired the adventurous tom boy in the bowl cut are now tweens and they need a hipper Dora to relate to.
Lots of parents, however, find the new Dora too sexy. Apparently, Mattelâ€™s marketing department says Dora is wearing a tunic top -- not a mini-dress -- and that she is not wearing make-up. (Although her lips do appear pinker.)
Personally, I would have prefered a new character all together, perhaps another cousin for Dora and Diego, who was older and more appealing to tweens. My only hope for the older Dora is that she increased her Spanish vocabulary beyond "rojo" and "ÂˇvĂˇmonos!"
And just who, exactly, are these "lots of parents" you speak of? Am I to assume they are same ones who weren't identified in the TV spots? Either way, Mattel is just loving all this free publicity based on nebulous feedback.
"My only hope for the older Dora is that she increased her Spanish vocabulary beyond "rojo" and "vmonos!"
Okay, having a Dora/Diego obsessed child of my own, that comment was spot on.
Wow, I can't believe this is even a question. While I agree with Molly that a new character would have been nice, the "new" Dora is in no way "sexy." She's a cute girl, plain and simple. Do these same parents cover their kids eyes when the green M&M appears in commerials? Or god forbid they catch an episode of the Smurfs...that Smurfette was quite a looker!
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