Here's the thing, though: This movie came out in 1984, a full six years before the Gulf War was kicked off by Iraq's real-life invasion of Kuwait. One Gulf War vet even admitted to watching the movie as research before his deployment. Which is a little like preparing for a career in law enforcement by studying the exploits of Axel Foley.
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A Fake Dora The Explorer Trailer Is Pretty Close To The Upcoming Movie
You know Dora the Explorer as the cartoon girl who teaches children far more than their deadbeat parents ever could. Through the course of her series, Dora embarks on harmless adventures with the help of her monkey pal Boots and her backpack, which is tragically cursed with the burden of being a sentient piece of luggage. Giving Dora a more mature reboot may seem a little like forcing the Magic School Bus to drive a Fury Road, but that's exactly what's happening.
It was recently announced that Dora would be heading to the big screen in Dora And The Lost City Of Gold. The new Dora is a teenager, going on an Indiana Jones-style adventure to rescue her kidnapped parents and maybe plunder a little Incan gold while she's at it. And it's produced by Hollywood's leading children's educator, Michael Bay.
If the idea of an older Dora battling criminals sounds familiar, that's probably because CollegeHumor made a parody video with a similar premise back in 2012. The site's fake trailer for a Dora movie also turns the pint-sized heroine into a hardened teenager. When the official Dora trailer hit, some were quick to point out the similarities.
Paramount PicturesIt seems like the only real difference is that CollegeHumor figured out this bit wears thin after a few minutes.