So, Mattel and Nickelodeon heard all the negative furor about the new "Dora the Explorer" being released this fall. And decided to release the new look now.
It's not too bad. I still don't think you mess with established icons, but she's not as "bratty" as I envisioned initially. I think all the inappropriate jokes about her (and more so about Diego) are still valid, but I have to give credit to Mattel and Nick for getting out in front of this one, so to speak. I felt since I blasted her when they initially announced this I should do this follow up entry.
Random kids show thought: I saw part of a newer episode of the Wiggles the other day, and they were doing a early Beatles spoof, and it was really well done - I actually LOL'ed at it. I'm really glad my son never got into the Wiggles, I probably would have had a lobotomy by now.