A lot or a little?
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What parents need to know
What's it about?
BOOMERANG - CARTOONS & MOVIES brings families back to the cartoon classics that started it all. Although there's some newer content worked in, the highlights of this subscription-based video collection are the cartoons of the 1960s, including Popeye, Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, The Jetsons, and Scooby Doo. There are TV shows and movies, including holiday content. Kids can browse by TV show, movie, or curated playlists that may focus on a particular character (e.g., "Best of Yogi Bear") or theme (e.g., "Back to School"). Subscribers are able to download content to their device for offline watching.
Is it any good?
Those who grew up in the '70s and '80s will fondly remember these wacky characters, including Atom Ant and Magilla Gorilla. Boomerang - Cartoons & Movies is like a walk through the past in more ways than one. There's all the slapstick comedy you could want, but it also comes with some of the violence, stereotyping, and unhealthy behaviors we've chosen to leave behind in kids' programming. The app itself is easy to use, and kids will have no problem browsing for favorite characters and shows. These videos may not be the best choice for the littlest members of your household: Even without the violence, there are plenty of scary moments. But for families who want to share some nostalgic moments, Boomerang - Cartoons & Movies is the way to go.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the difference between pretend and real. What elements of the cartoons in Boomerang - Cartoons & Movies are real? What are pretend? Could the pretend things happen in real life?
Talk about violence. What are your family expectations for behavior toward other people? How are the consequences for real-life violence different from those in the cartoons?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Price: Free to try
- Pricing structure: Free to try ($4.99/month or $39.99/year)
- Release date: September 16, 2018
- Category: Entertainment
- Topics: Adventures, Cats, Dogs, and Mice, Friendship
- Size: 111.90 MB
- Publisher: Boomerang Plus, LLC
- Version: 2.0.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.3
- Last updated: June 19, 2019
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