Not sure if you all heard about this or not, but Dora the Explorer is getting a makeover.
Nickelodeon and Mattel recently released a teaser silhouette to get folks excited about the new Dora, but instead the announcement just pissed off a lot of parents. Mattel says the makeover lets Dora grow up with her fans, many of whom are tweens now. But outraged parents argued her long hair, long legs and short skirt were too hot to handle. There are even online petitions circulating pressuring the companies to reconsider.
Amid the controversy a fully detailed rendering of the new Dora has been released (pictured above). And though the mini skirt was actually a tunic and Dora's long legs are covered by a purple pair of leggings, some parents still say Dora is too sexy.
And you may remember a similar uproar when an updated look for Strawberry Shortcake was announced.
So what do you think? Should characters like Dora the Explorer mature with the girls who love them or do these makeovers make girls want to grow up too fast?