The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle

App review by Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Well-made picture book app, but kids defeat parents.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

Good adaptation, but very short. Great introduction to the franchise for younger audiences, and a bit better than the sequel.

As a fan of Wimpy Kid for over a decade, I will say that an animated adaptation of the series is what I have always wanted, because animation is the obvious way to adapt a cartoon diary book series. That being said, I think that this movie was pretty good for what it was. The animation was very stylized, but I really liked most of the character designs. The set designs and backgrounds looked very realistic and the animation was very high-quality in this context. It was extremely short, and I was sad that a lot of great parts of the book were cut. Despite this, I do think that they chose the right stuff to keep from the book as to progress the story without unnecessary parts. While it obviously shares elements with the 2010 movie (based on the same book), it is different enough to stand on its own as a fun introduction to the animated world of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I think that younger children who like the books will love the movie, and kids who haven’t read them may want to read them after watching this. I would say it is appropriate for most children, but some may not understand that Greg isn’t really supposed to be a role model.

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