Nickelodeon and Mattel are giving Dora The Explorer a "makeover" and making her a tween, rather than a child.
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Do you think making Dora the Explorer a tween is a good idea?
Nickelodeon and Mattel are giving Dora The Explorer a "makeover" and making her a tween, rather than a child.
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10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 1:44:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
C'mon people, this is a shift in pop culture.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 1:46:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
Wow a generic news-story question NOT posted by kiki?!??!?
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 1:48:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, as long as she's not turned into a whore like those Bratz dolls.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 1:52:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
At least she got rid of that dorky haircut.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 1:57:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing. But now that I think about it, little kid-Dora is kinda cute.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 3:02:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 3/16/09 - 1:48:34 PM HaroldtheBat wrote:
Sure, as long as she's not turned into a whore like those Bratz dolls.

Oh my jeezums yeah!
Those Bratz dolls are SCUM!
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 3:06:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah. the kids might like it.

i don't see why they shouldn't do that. just as long as she's not a whore or bad role model for kids.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 4:07:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not sure its such a good idea.

It's not like kids that used to watch Dora as a child are still watching Dora as a 10 or 11 year old...
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 4:11:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
But the whole point of the doll is to create that demand in the tween market, so I don't see why that would be a problem.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 4:24:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 3/16/09 - 1:46:33 PM JayY wrote:
Wow a generic news-story question NOT posted by kiki?!??!?

Hooray for me!!!!!!
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 5:18:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
I kind of like the concept of small kids having a show with a main character the same age as themselves. A tween Dora would be weird, except if they were to make a new show for older kids with the new Dora.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 5:25:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
At least she's not fat anymore.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 6:30:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think Dora the cinema for adult viewingstar has a ring to it...
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 6:58:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
She's cute, but I don't think tweens watch Dora the Explora anymore.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 7:00:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
no dora sucks ans tweens shouldnt watch it anymore ....... well no one should
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 8:36:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't see it working in their favor. The money making favor.

Then again, I'm no expert. Who knows.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 10:30:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm generally against the whoring up of any popular characters, but apparently pop culture disagrees, no age is too young to make girls feel bad about themselves.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 11:00:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
It makes sense- young girls and boys like role models that are a bit older than them. This is why in most barbie commercials, the girls are 12,13,14.

But this is also why kids are growing up so fast, because their role models are pressuring them to be little adults which they shouldn't be. 5 year old Dora is better.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 11:01:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Ah yes, because an empire waist shirt, leggings, and ballet flats are *exactly* what one should wear while exploring.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 3/16/09 - 11:29:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
It makes sense, didn't you guys (when you were little kids) always want to hang out with the big kids? I think it will make them money, but who knows? I think they should keep the regular Dora on t.v. though, for little kids that want to have someone their own age on t.v. But it doesn't really matter to me, I don't watch t.v.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 3/17/09 - 5:27:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
Dora is aimed at toddlers, so I don't get why they'd make her a tween..
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Tuesday 3/17/09 - 2:46:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Monday 3/16/09 - 11:01:36 PM chikoori wrote:
Ah yes, because an empire waist shirt, leggings, and ballet flats are *exactly* what one should wear while exploring.


Haha, this answer is the bestest.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/18/09 - 12:13:11 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah. This is a great idea.

I hope they get a new voiceover actress too.
It's about time Dora's chubby ass got renovated.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/18/09 - 12:15:28 AM EST (GMT-5)
so dora gets heels, her ear peirced, grows out her hair and gets liposuction.... not meant to be.
10 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Wednesday 3/18/09 - 7:28:48 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm personally sick of the tween television trend.

Since when do 'tweens' look like that, anyway?

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