A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Because characters don't speak, viewers must discern the plot from their actions, thoughts, and feelings. Show promotes positive messages about friendship and perseverance.
Work hard toward your goals. The best adventures start with friendship.
Positive Role Models
The Line Friends model friendship by supporting each other, working together, and not letting their friends feel embarrassed.
Characters are a mix of animals and humans. They represent a variety of personality types. Because there's no verbal language, viewers from a wide range of backgrounds can enjoy.
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Violence & Scariness
Some episodes are suspenseful. There's typical cartoon violence, like characters being flung through the air and burned to a crisp. Injuries are short lived and no one is seriously hurt.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brown has a crush on Cony, and there's some mild flirting.
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Products & Purchases
Characters are originally sticker characters from the Line Friends messenger app.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brown and Friends is a collaboration between Netflix and IPX, the company that created Line Friends – a brand of stickers on the mobile messenger app LINE. The series centers around Brown, an expressionless bear, and some of the original Line Friends sticker characters, including Cony, Sally, and Choco. There's no dialogue in the show, so the adventures unfold based on the characters' actions, thoughts, and feelings. There's mild cartoon violence, which mostly includes characters being tossed around or burning up, but no one sustains serious injury. Parents should also prepare for some gross humor that includes farting.
Is It Any Good?
Sophisticated computer-generated imagery complements the simplicity of this virtually dialogue-less show. Brown and Friends wins with cool graphics that bring to life the adorable character stickers from the popular LINE messaging app. It's the cool animation (and short run times) that will make parents game to sit through a few episodes. With funny sound effects and silly potty humor, Netflix has hit a home run with young kid viewers. Though the substance is relatively superficial, there's something for everyone in this fun, fast-paced show.
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