After uproar over new ‘Dora the Explorer’ doll, Nick and Mattel soothe moms – San Jose Mercury News

NEW YORK — When toy maker Mattel, working with Nickelodeon, announced earlier this month that a “tween” version of Nick’s beloved “Dora the Explorer” cartoon character would be unveiled in the fall, the response was overwhelming … overwhelmingly negative.

Dora the streetwalker. A sexed-up version of a children’s icon. A poor example for kids.

Those were just some of the terms tossed around the blogosphere after Mattel released a silhouette of the “new” Dora, whose image was drastically changed from the endearing tomboy look Dora fans grew to love, with her bowl-cut hairdo, T-shirt and red shorts. This new Dora appeared to have long flowing hair, and was wearing what seemed a scanty skirt, emphasizing her long, shapely legs.

via After uproar over new ‘Dora the Explorer’ doll, Nick and Mattel soothe moms – San Jose Mercury News.

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2 Responses to “After uproar over new ‘Dora the Explorer’ doll, Nick and Mattel soothe moms – San Jose Mercury News”

  1. I’m a tad scared of the new Dora. Ha ha. She’s my age, so yeah… But I don’t think people should be making a big deal about this, it’s a cartoon.

  2. andrew clarke Says:

    ha ha ha no more football head this is much better

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