Dora the Explorer All Grown Up and Controversial

 

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Yes, little Dora the Explorer, adored by many young children for more than ten years on T.V has  grown up and is stirring up much controversy among the parents of young children on a global scale.  

Nickelodeon/Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) made a decision to introduce  a whole new way to look at Dora for Dora fans five years and up. This revolutionary initiative, featuring fashion dolls and accessories.  Both companies believe that the new brand extension will empowers girls to influence and change the lives of Dora and her new friends.

According to nydailynews.com:“Dora the Explorer has been one of the most successful properties for nearly a decade, with an average of 21.1 million viewers, including 6 million preschoolers, tuning into the television show each month,” explained Leigh Anne Brodsky, president, NVCP. “We are thrilled to partner with Mattel to develop this brand extension that will enable girls to continue to learn and interact with their Latina heroine, Dora, as they grow up together.”

In my opinion I think the toy companies should have left little Dora alone.  We have to many “grown up” dolls being marketed already, such as those skimpy looking Bratz  or ‘boy obsessed’ Barbie dolls.  One thing I really couldn’t help but speak about, is how Dora has now moved to the city and is now in middle school, ok cool, your in middle school, but the city? Isn’t she a bit too young to be making those type of moves, considering the fact I still live at home with my parents as do most college students in their twenties.  And I wonder what type of topics Dora will focus on now? Boys? Make up?  I guess we will just have to watch and see.

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