Mar 17 2009Soccer Moms Outraged At Grown Up Dora

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Apparently Mattel and Nickelodeon rolled out an image of a new "tween" Dora the Explorer last week and a lot of soccer moms are super pissed she's not the chubby little midriff-flashing five year-old she used to be. So Nickelodeon had to fire back.

"I think there was just a misconception in terms of where we were going with this," Gina Sirard, vice president of marketing at Mattel, says. "Pretty much the moms who are petitioning aging Dora up certainly don't understand. ... I think they're going to be pleasantly happy once this is available in October, and once they understand this certainly isn't what they are conjuring up."


"The reason for creating this new Dora line is to offer an alternative to moms who want their daughters to stay little girls, a little longer," the statement concludes. The Tween Dora doll comes with a USB port and is compatible with online story lines.

First of all, who cares. And secondly, Dora's mom, and this is just between you and me -- I think she's taking Fen-Phen.

New Tween "Dora The Explorer" Revealed [ohnotheydidnt] (with some pretty funny comments if you're bored)

Thanks to Duran, who's still pissed his children's show Tucker the Spelunker never took off.

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THIS IS AN OUTRAGE, AHHHH

*Die firstys

They made her skinny and pretty, not fat and weird.

I might start watching it now.


I heard that Nickelodeon sat down with Dora and told her that if she didn't lose some weight, her career in TV would be over. I gotta admit, she looks good, but I'm concerned the sudden weight loss could be cocaine related. There is always so much stress on these young stars. I wouldn't be surprised if the Superficial has pics of her flashing her vah-jay-jay getting out of a car with Lindsay Lohan in a few weeks. I blame the parents.

...and if anyone has ever dealt with an angry overweight soccer mom then you'd know there's nothing but complaints & expectations. This comes as no surprise to anything topicworthy in their cashed in lives.

These are women who's prime has passed, and they get off on bitching about any the worlds shortcomings with hopes of making any listeners as miserable as them - making them feel better.

hey, go on a age her up to 18 and Dora would be damn near bangable…

Don't question it, just do it!

This is neither a gadget nor a gizmo, and it is certainly not awesome.

Also, #4 is right. Soccer moms only know how to complain about things that only soccer moms care about.

Well hello Dora! I'd explore her!

No, seriously - I think we can all agree that "soccer" has completely ruined our moms.

If Mittens chose to save baby penquin based on his beliefs and Mittens' beliefs are not in his direct control, does Mittens really have free will?

Do you know why my Daddy left me?

@5 - If Dora was 18 I know someone who would be interested in her:
http://www.spermio.com/portal/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/midnight_q_quagmire.jpg
Quagmire: Are you 18 yet?
Dora: Aaahhh (*running*)

FAKE!!!!

This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max went to Germany and ended up in a secret international beer drinking competition.

Kim Possible get outta the way! I have some other preteen cartoon image to fap it to. *fap fap fap*

I don't see the big deal. So she lost her socks and put her bracelet around her neck.

Can't miss the episode when she goes exploring for tampons.

hm....perhaps....just perhaps this is a ploy to garner the support of tween boys as well? trying to keep boys straight....just a little longer

All these moms just don't want to feel guilty because they have fat little brats at home. They want to teach their kids it's "normal" to be chubby.

I know someone who likes Dora:
WARNING NSFW:
http://www.cartoonsexspot.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/family_guy_0003.jpg
Heheh, looks like he swings both ways.

Soccor moms...ugh...we should trap them in their minivans of doom and let them starve. Just sayin'.

@ 4 and @ 19 , its called get a blowgun and some tranquilizer darts to placate them so we dont hear them bitching about how everything is wrong. It's because of them that dangerous but fun toys are taken off the market and tv is so heavily censored.

in the immortal words of edger friendly.... "You got that right. You see, according to Cocteau's plan, I'm the enemy because I like to think, I like to read. I'm into freedom of speech and freedom of choice. I'm the kind of guy that could sit in a greasy spoon and wonder, 'Gee, should I have the T-bone steak or the jumbo rack of barbecue ribs with the side order of greasy fries?' I want high cholesterol. I would eat bacon and butter and buckets of cheese, okay? I want to smoke Cuban cigars the size of Cincinnati in the non-smoking section. I want to run through the streets naked with green Jell-O all over my body reading Playboy magazine. Why? Because I might suddenly feel the need to, okay pal? I've seen the future. Know what it is? It's a 47 year old virgin sitting around in his beige pajamas, drinking a banana-broccoli shake, singing 'I'm an Oscar Meyer weiner.'"

for the record... from here on in, that quote will go to all the "uptight stick in the asses for whom i feel sorry for the stick for having to put up with them" posts. everyone is just too delicate nowadays... pussies... everywhere... and not in the good way

or when she explores around her anus

@20 After reading that I just might shoot at a soccer mom instead of you for all the firsts you've posted before, finally you write something logical & agreeable - thank you

@22 I support your cause

Well of course it's fake, Daisy. She's a cartoon.

i'd totally do the new dora. and make the little one watch. then i'd do her and make the new one watch. then i'd do myself and have them both laugh.

@SmokingGirl - sorry about your cankles. or cankle. i'm sure it'll be gone soon.

@ #7.... like scary "killzone" posters in bus-terminals in canada ?

@27

Sooooo....can I watch them watching you cause that would just be hawt!

rule 34......

she looks like a scene bitch

new dora gives me a chubby.

What happened to Dora between age 6-10?

Was she locked in somebody's basement?

@34 Yes. Mine! HAHA!

I honestly don't get what hte issue is here. The new design is not sexualized, which I assume is why people would be pissed. So... why are people pissed?

@28...it's a picture of my broken ankle, and yes, it will heal soon. Thank you for your concern.

You all missed the point as to why these soccer moms are so pissy.

it's where they put the USB port that makes them so angry. HELOO!!! I just uploaded the contents of my nutsack!!!

@36 The fact that the new design is not sexualized is why I pissed. Remember when pebbles grew up? Well I do, It's precisely when I started masturbating.

Everyone's kids are fat , so moms don't want skinny cartoon caracters?

She needs boobs. I think "Training-Bra Dora would be a good teacher for "tweens". Why couldn't they go forward about one more year?...or wait, maybe that's part of her character arc. I'll be tuning in to the "Mom, why is there red in my panties?" episode.

Naas, ive never posted the word first or any of that crap. When I do get first posty, I usually comment about the article. You have me mistaken for someone else. what I said was a joke, I'm just pissed they bitch about stuff and ruin it for the rest of us, don't actually shoot anyone.

and this is on geekologie because?

dude that's what happens to like 90% of mexican girls. That's what happened to my cousin and sister! They were fat asses till like their 4th grade and then they slimmed down. stupid soccer moms don't know shit!

5 year old dora looks like my girlfriend's friend, and grown up dora looks like my girlfriend

That's odd

Rugrats did EXACTLY this... why wasnt that in an uproar?

@46 because when white and black kids wear the same outfits its ok... when the latinos do it, it promotes prostitution

Dora: Tacos!Tacos here!
Me: What kind of tacos?
Dora: All kinds! big ones, little ones, round ones square ones....
Me: YOUR ONE!
Dora:(Running and screaming)Pappi!!!!
....death-lol

woah something I sent him actually got posted sweet.

Although many parents are outraged, I believe that the new Dora could be harmless. I don't think she is that skinny, I think she looks like the average size of any 4th or 5th grader. That goes for her clothes and hair too. However, I have read on msn that Dora will be interested in shopping and makeovers. This is the part that I have a problem with. When I was growing up, of course I liked shopping and giving my friends makeovers, but that wasn't my entire life! Giving younger children this message that this is all girls like to do is very wrong and shouldn't be in the show at all. I think it's fine if they want to change up Dora's look, but don't dumb her down and make her seem like a ditz. Dora should be teaching what she has all along: Spanish. Not how to achieve shiny, soft hair.

There is nothing wrong with her a all... its just like the rugrats all grown up show but she actually is more covered than kimi and angelica were.

the world really needs more mexicans. Really.

I'm so sleepy, senor, maybe I'll go live in my pile of trash.

I'm not a soccer mom and honestly I think the more grown up Dora looks like a skank.

The chubby young dora is adorable. Older Dora...Not so much.

@Bob from Florida

Kindly post a picture of yourself and your lady friend (if applicable) so we can see what classy, well-rounded individuals actually look like.

God dammit I'm horny!

Ok. Seriously people. Dora is a friggin cartoon. The comments that some of you are leaving are ludicris. And the comments just prove that she is too "sexy" for children. My 9 month old loves watching Dora and I personally think that making Dora older is wrong. No tween is going to watch Dora. It is a preschoolers show that helps them learn to count and they can interact with the show. It gets them up and moving so they arent just sitting there watching TV. My daughter dances with the songs. The older Dora is going to make kids think that they have to be skinny later on in life cuz they want to be like Dora. My niece, whos 4, also watches the show and loves it. I definately would not change her. I doubt I'll let my daughter watch her after they change her.

I was wondering how did we get to a point where older Dora is now considered skinny. She's average sized. So instead of griping that she's not a good role model because she's not overweight maybe instead emphasize the importance of movement, activity, etc. If anything the image is not as important (considering she is at least better than the Bratz phenomena) as what the material is going to be. If she is only concerned with makeovers, boys and the like then yes we have a problem. If anything there has to be more concern placed on the kind of show they're going to be doing. I definitely want more tweens to watch Dora rather than Hannah Montana, and the like. In fact if Dora keeps it similar to her "younger version" show then what would actually be the problem? Honestly aside from the hellish realization that one should be at the ideal weight and having that achieved through activities, eating well etc heaven forbid. As for sexy, I doubt it considering what tweens have been inundated anyways. If anything I hope more shows took a Dora makeover pronto.

oh my god you people need to get a grip on relatelty this is a ids toy were taling about.

whats wrong with keeping dora the way she is? when dora first came out, they should have made her 13 to begin with, not change her now...my little boy grew up watching her but he's not gonna watch a preppy 13 year old...not all little girls look like the "new" dora...what's she gonna be like in 3 or 4 years? 22 year old hooker? what gives? what happened to what the viewers want? why the change, and why now?

As a parent I do have a few things to say to some of these other parents. First of all, this new Dora doesn't look like a streetwalker or anything of the sort! At least not like any I've seen!! lol! She looks like a cute, normal 10 year old! I don't see what the problem is lookwise? Second of all, I heard that Nick was going to keep running the younger version and the older version as well. But if they eventually stop running the younger version, so what? I grew up with the Rugrats and they grew up too. But guess what? I got over it! Shocking, huh? Third and final of all - and this is directed to the ones who are making the biggest stink - are you aware that the channels on your t.v. set change? And that you can have your children watch other programs? And that they don't have to be Dora? Guess what parents? In this life your children ARE going to see other people and kids at school and even some t.v. characters change and maybe do some things you wouldn't allow your children to do or aren't comfortable with. So, seeing as how this is a fact of life and is inevitable, why don't you use this "new dora" as an opportunity to talk with your kids and teach them the morals you believe in--instead of relying on the t.v. to do it for you. Just a thought.


she is sooooo sexy. i would bang her. i am a little virgin kid and i just need some action does anybody want to give it to me? i take it up the ass from guys to! please email me if you want my body! [email protected]


she is sooooo sexy. i would bang her. i am a little virgin kid and i just need some action does anybody want to give it to me? i take it up the ass from guys to! please email me if you want my body! [email protected]

im a tween myself and whats wrong with dora all grown up u moms have problems any little thing they wanna make for tween u go and riun it mabey grown up dora will have a positive affect on tween have u ever thought of that u just focused on her look well theres more to new dora then jut look i am as skinny as dora is most teens or tweens are and its not cuz of drug and we girls do have a thing 4 makeup and shopping its natural so just stop arguing about somethin u dont even give a chance to mi mom really doent care cuz if she dosent want mi wachin it i wont thats all u have 2 do and have u ever heard of blocking channel its so simple i have a neice and a nephew mi sister isnt to concerned about it its not like its for toddler and kids that arnt tweens its not even gona be on nick jr. so why dont u just stop being ludacrise and give thibgs and chance . i bet the only reason ur doing this is because u feel insicure well wake up everyone does and it natural for kids and cartoons to grow up and id rather mi niece wach dora all grown up then her thinking she can go anywhere at age 5 and bears ,foxes, and other animals will stay away from her if she says no at least dora all grown up iz morre realisticand it deal with the problem in middle and school we live in the city soo shesh get a lifer and stop arguing about the little stuff gosh u pplz get on my nerves

im a tween myself and whats wrong with dora all grown up u moms have problems any little thing they wanna make for tween u go and riun it mabey grown up dora will have a positive affect on tween have u ever thought of that u just focused on her look well theres more to new dora then jut look i am as skinny as dora is most teens or tweens are and its not cuz of drug and we girls do have a thing 4 makeup and shopping its natural so just stop arguing about somethin u dont even give a chance to mi mom really doent care cuz if she dosent want mi wachin it i wont thats all u have 2 do and have u ever heard of blocking channel its so simple i have a neice and a nephew mi sister isnt to concerned about it its not like its for toddler and kids that arnt tweens its not even gona be on nick jr. so why dont u just stop being ludacrise and give thibgs and chance . i bet the only reason ur doing this is because u feel insicure well wake up everyone does and it natural for kids and cartoons to grow up and id rather mi niece wach dora all grown up then her thinking she can go anywhere at age 5 and bears ,foxes, and other animals will stay away from her if she says no at least dora all grown up iz morre realisticand it deal with the problem in middle and school we live in the city soo shesh get a lifer and stop arguing about the little stuff gosh u pplz get on my nerves

wtf? people are going over board. its just a cartoon calm it single soccer moms... what ever the soccer moms say is bullshit and ludcris. and propaganda. what ever you say is ludacris propaganda,propaganda footboll. propaganda single moms with children on soccer teams. ludacris and propaganda. -_-

Well im a 13 year old myself and i work at daycare centers so im gonna tell you what i think. Dora is a show for ages 0-6 after that no one will watch it no matter how much you change it and make it interesting,iif they keep the same traits, then theres no problem. But if there gonna change her to talk about . shopping and teach them how to apply eyeliner and lipgloss and talk about boys and etc. Dora is a show that teaches young children how to count read learn letters share and how to help others and make friends. If there just changing the look of Dora, thats fine. But if there changing all her traits then theres a problem because most parents im guessing wont let there kids watch that and older kids wont even bother watching it...
anyways theres an opinion from an actual teen/tween

I don't think dora shuld grow up! cuz who else watches this besides preschoolers?

she actually looks nice. i can't believe ppl are making such a big deal about it.
it's like they want their kids to be overweight and stay five forever

I think that the new dora is OK but think all the little ones will be like "I need to loose weight to look like dora!" Ya she looks better but they should maybe have the same hairdo or simaliar looks because this is outragious!

her new look isn't for the show.....it's for the
new "Dora Links" online game.....

I don't see why soccer moms are so outraged. The article says "the CHUBBY midriff flashing," and I thought in today's society, chubby and fat people alike are only good for ridicule and spitting on. So why not make "tween" Dora a skinny little prep? She is just adhering to the mold of society. Nobody is allowed to be unique or over 100 pounds anymore. Isn't that why we put our kids in soccer? So they can be healthy and skinny?

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