Have you heard recently about Dora the Explorer getting a new look?
Dora the Explorer is growing up. The bilingual pre-school favorite is getting a tween makeover thanks to Mattel and Nickelodeon. Besides having a new line of toys and products to sell, Mattel wants Dora to age with her audience and “experience the new things” fans are going through.
I know that there have been a lot discussions among the mom networks about if the teen Dora is dressed provacatively. I have other questions about the intent of a teen Dora. I know as an Aunt, my nieces both watch Dora. I have thought it was great for them to allow Dora to take them on an exploration of her world and culture. They have learned and have been entertained. I just hope for their sake that teen Dora doesn’t take them on an exploration to help her look for her Identity, Significance, and Purpose. It will be interesting to see what Nickelodeon decides to use Teen Dora to help viewers explore. It’s kinda sad that even the animated world of girldom apparently is being asked to grow up. Poor Dora…I just hope she doesn’t start hanging out with The Bratz dolls or start watching Gossip Girl. Interested to see what your thoughts on a Teen Dora might be.Tweet