So, I keep hearing about a possible impending makeover of Dora the Explorer. If what I'm reading is actual fact, Dora would go from a very androgynous 4 or 5 year-old little girl to a tarted up tween around 10 or 11 years in age. One of the articles I read said something about all the demand they are getting from little girls who grew up with Dora in their preschool phase and need a new Dora to relate to. I guess I can see that. But if this all is true, would they keep the old Dora for the younger kids? Because the girls love her, and I'm certainly not going to let them watch what the adventures of this new Dora (who apparently lives in a big City) could be. I can just see the conversations she and map would have: "First we go arouuund the junkie, then throoough the subway, and then we get to our pimp! Yay! We did it!"
Don't get me wrong, the new Dora that I saw was really pretty. She definitely looked older but still much like a little girl, and was much more feminine then the current Dora, and actually had some fashion sense. If my girls were older and she turned out to be a good role model and not like a Bratz doll I could see maybe loving this. I'd just hate to see Nickelodeon get rid of what has become a classic while I still have toddlers.
No matter how annoying her voice is.