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Over-the-top comedy and outrageous adventures are sure to please kiddies, with smart satire and hilarious cultural references for teens and adults. Educational segments have songs that teach about the solar system, U.S. history, and world geography.

Fractured Fairy Tales TV Poster Image
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Five-minute cartoon stories are creative alterations of classic fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio, and Sleeping Beauty. Characters are lively, comical, and a little flawed; their exploits often hold a nugget of a moral. Delightful narrative style.

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Cartoon with zany situations and likable characters, especially laid-back fourth-grader Arnold; he's a loyal friend who always tries to find the best in everyone. Good messages for kids about creative thinking and problem solving.

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Wildly entertaining cartoons with colorful characters such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, and Daffy Duck. Best known for physical gags and long-standing rivalries. Be aware: 'Toons are violent and have stereotypes of minorities and women.

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Silly spoof stars the Tick as a bumbling superhero who's a bit of a problem, given his superhuman strength, general obliviousness, and propensity for crashing through buildings. The quirky, offbeat humor makes it a pleasure for kids.

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Common Sense Tips

  • Tweens are often caught between wanting to stay little and wanting to grow up. It can be comforting to re-watch favorite shows from their early years.
  • Talk about food advertising -- especially commercials that make junk food seem healthy.