Say hello to Tween Dora The Explorer.
Earlier this month, PopCrunch commenters found themselves in a lively discussion about a proposed effort to turn television’s beloved Dora The Explorer into a leggings-wearing, lip-glossing popping full-fledged tween.
The move to age Dora has turned into a public relations nightmare for Nickelodeon and Mattel–with thousands parents protesting that they’re just not ready for their little girls to see Dora all grown up.
In an animated image released by Mattel/Nickelodeon on Monday, the tween version of the Nickelodeon character Dora the Explorer was revealed, and company officials say the uproar over Dora’s makeover is just one big misunderstanding.
I think it's funny really. It's just a cartoon character.