Dora the Explorer is Growing Up…thoughts?

dora-silhouette-final Mattel and Nickelodeon/Viacom, hoping to take this hit preschool brand to the next level, is introducing a more grown up version for older girls.  Much like the Elmo rollout each year, we won’t see the actual new Dora until it is revealed later in the year.  We’ll see whether Dora fans transitioning into the next age group will accept an older, more mature version (she is scheduled to move to the “big city” and have a a “more fashionable look”)–or whether Dora will be a character they want to remember from their early childhood.  Thoughts?

8 thoughts on “Dora the Explorer is Growing Up…thoughts?

  1. I’m still trying to figure out how 5-10 is not still part of “early childhood.” I mean, I understand outgrowing some things, but the mad rush to turn children into mini-adults is heartbreaking. Sigh.

  2. We agree completely. I recently spoke to a dad who said he thought his daughter much preferred her American Girl doll because it allowed (and celebrated) being a girl.

  3. i think the new dora is cute. mabye kids will like it more… she is prettier… and looks like it would make a better show… all you have to do is just change the way she looks… not the show.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO DIEGO!!! what going to happen to him!!!

  4. i think the new dora is cute. mabye kids will like it more… she is prettier… and looks like it would make a better show… all you have to do is just change the way she looks… not the show.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO DIEGO!!! what going to happen to him!!!!

  5. My daughter is only 3 and she loves Dora but I’m not sure if she will like the older version. It might turn her away from the show. I guess we’ll wait and see.
    I am also wondering about Diego!

  6. I got Sonic the Hedgehog 2 back in the day around the early 90′s,actually it’s my first video game to play.This game is so fun and easy to play,I always thought Sonic games have the best music,its so addictive.The levels are really fun and have different creative enemies.One thing about this game I didn’t like is the boss(Dr.Robotnick) at the end is hard,the reason it was so hard is that I forgot how to beat him,and he was harder than the first game.

    Things in Sonic 2 that improved

    1.Sonic has a spin move,he didn’t have it in the first game.
    2.The levels are shorter,two levels instead of three levels,its too long with three levels.
    3.lives are easier to get,Ive got seven lives on the first level.
    4.The bonus levels are more fun than the first game.
    5.Tails is in the game and and you can play him with second controller.
    6.The enemies are better and more creative

    I would recommend this game if you like platform games and have a Sega Genesis,if you don’t already own it.This game is alot better than the first one,but the first one is really good too.Other games that I recommend are Sonic and Knuckles and Sonic 3.

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