Monday, August 18, 2014

New Young Adult/YA Dora the Explorer on the Horizon: "Dora and Friends: Into the City" to Debut! What's Next? Dora, the Sad College Years?

Never one to say no to a good thing, Nickelodeon has opted to cash-in on their Latina golden goose!  The morning mail finds our old friend Dora the Explorer all grown up, ten-years old, hangin' with her posse in the City, and, get this, now she has eyebrows.

I am actually all for the saturation of the vidiot network with pint-sized facsimiles of smart, bilingual, latina animated stars, so I will hold the snark and just point you to some coming attractions!

Here's the LA Times take on Miss Dora Márquez--the NY Times as well.

Here's the cast of characters:

and, for those of you drawing up your Fall syllabi, a lesson plan... click the image below for your assessment-ready curriculum guide:

The series is fully intergrated with an online gaming platform (Dora Does the Digital Humanities)--here's a trailer for the game; the actual game hangs out here!

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