Dora the Explorer has grown up and this is her new look. She’s now at middle school and has moved to the city for all new adventures. My first instinct was to scream at my computer and curse toy marketing people everywhere. Then I thought about it a bit and I don’t think I’m going to mind Dora’s new makeover.
Here are my reasons
1. She doesn’t look like a Bratz, her clothes are modest and non slutty.
2. All girls have to grow up, Miss L grew out of Dora about a year ago.
3. Umm there aren’t any really good female TV role models for the 5-8 market. I can’t think of one?
4. I refuse to let my daughter watch Hannah Montana/She’s So Raven rubbish. I don’t want my 6 year old talking like a 14 year old Disney Starlet.
That said I just showed Miss L the new picture and she said she likes the old one better. So maybe I have nothing to worry about for a while.
What do you think of the ‘new’ Dora?