Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tween Dora, on the loose

Dora, now...

Dora, tomorrow...

I have never seen such change from a cartoon character before - except for Rugrats team, including Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, and Lil, to which I grew up with.

But I never realized what phenomenon such change would be until Tween Dora came.

Just last week, Mattel and Nickelodeon formally announced and revealed to the public their release of a grown-up Dora, a tweenage to be exact.

Which the blogosphere reacted of various ways - some agreed, but some were disappointments.

Moms were the most affected with such move by the aforementioned companies. According to them in a petition entitled "Let's Go: No Makeover for Dora," this tween Dora might cause a 360 degree change to their sons and daughters.

In an interview, a concerned mom said, "I don't want my child to come asking me to buy her a mini skirt and lip gloss to continue her Dora obsession,"

In defense, both companies released a statement saying that they wouldn't at all change the characteristics and personality of Dora. With four of her girlfriends, Dora will continue to solve mysteries involving the environment, wildlife, and school. 

What added to the spice is that Dora will be attending middle school with a more positive attitude. 

Both companies aim to continue the growth of the children watching it through tween Dora - besides all children grows up.

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Jolly Jeep agrees and supports Mattel and Nickelodeon's move to release a tween Dora - plus the pearl earings, and minus the back pack.

With both companies assurance to never change Dora's journeys and positive characteristics, this will help the children develop in themselves that love for the environment, wildlife, and school. 

They will sure to have a company with them through Dora.

No matter where Dora will go and how Dora will look like, that personality that moms and children loved will surely continue to spark as long as the character remains faithful to its purpose.


queen j said...

wow i'm sure my niece will love the tween dora. maarte yung bata yun. kanino kaya nagmana? hahaha :P

Jepoy Malinao said...

parang hindi nako magiisip kung kanino sya nagmana! wahahaha