Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dora the, um.... Tweenager who explores... I think

I read this today.

Apparently, "Dora the Explorer" is getting updated. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I have a 5-year old son, so I've seen the show. A lot. But now, Dora will be like, I dunno, 12 or 13 or so. Which opens up a whole new set of scenarios, like "Dora has her first beer" or "Dora goes to Puberty Mountain".

I don't know. I don't think you mess with iconic figures so easily. If Dora no longer appeals to kids, let it go and come up with something else. Dora's cousin, Diego, will probably get the same treatment I suspect. Although I look for him to be fighting terrorists or playing professional sports instead of rescuing animals.

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