Unsung Heroes of Hispanic Heritage Month: Trevor Pecklehamm III

They were ordinary people living ordinary lives, until one singular sensation of circumstances conspired with fate to make them UNSUNG HEROES OF HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Before the scandal surrounding his arrest for shoplifting and hoarding Hello Kitty backpacks ended his career, ace character creator and animator Trevor Pecklehamm III was Hollywood’s go-to guy if you needed help in perfecting your cartoon concept for the networks.

One property kicking around the studios featured a curious, near-sighted pre-teen Latina who needed help from the TV audience to find her way. While others in the industry thought she needed glasses, Pecklehamm demurred. “No glasses,” he said. “If she can’t see, the audience will help her find things she needs that they can see but she can’t. And two more things: She needs a backpack and a naked primate boy friend in red galoshes.”

We know that animated heroine today as Dora the Explorer.