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Genre: TV series, Cartoon, Kids
Country: United States
Languages: English, Spanish
Starring: Caitlin Sanchez
Creator: Eric Weiner
Run time: 98 minutes
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
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Dora the Explorer’s mom is pregnant! Dora’s gonna be a Big Sister! Wait…what? Dora has a parent? Dora is certainly smart, and well-versed in the ways of the world, and multi-lingual. Or at least bilingual. She can read a map with the best of them, and figure out how to get out of many difficult spots. Although she always needs MY help. But all these talents aside, Dora is clearly only about six years old. And she has spent years traveling around the world, exploring, on volcanos and in jungles and around crocodiles and leopards and tigers, and she has never had any parental supervision!
But all this time she has had a mother? What responsible parent would ever let their child go traveling down the Amazon? Or scaling Everest or diving the Marianas Trench? Now, to be fair, Dora has never name-checked any of these places, that I can remember. So maybe the desert is her sand box, and the jungle is the hedge in her backyard, and the fierce tigers are really stray neighbourhood cats. Maybe. But I don’t think so. I think this is just straight bad parenting.
And now, she’s going to be a Big Sister! Which means this awful mom is going to be bringing another kid into the world, where she (or he) will be left to his (or her) own devices the moment he (or she) turns five years old! And Dora, rather than calling CAS, is happy about it!
There are also three other episodes on the DVD – Dora Saves The Game, A Letter For Swiper and Job Day. They’re OK. But I’m very concerned for the welfare of these children.