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Parents' Guide to

Fireman Sam: Ultimate Heroes

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sam and friends save the day; some peril and tense moments.

Movie NR 2015 61 minutes
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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Fireman Sam

The best movie ever.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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There is no doubt that a great deal of care and thought was put into production of this children's series. It has a lot in common with another well-loved show, Bob the Builder, but the latter feels more fun, with the tractors and trucks presented as human-like characters. Similar to Bob, Fireman Sam is a technical guy. His world revolves around hoses, hydrants, engines, chemical fire retardants, and water pressure. Many preschoolers will find all that fascinating.

Note that unlike Sesame Street, also aimed at young preschoolers, Fireman Sam and all the other characters speak exceedingly slowly and clearly, more as if they were addressing non-English-speaking adults with hearing trouble than 3-year-olds. Some viewers may miss the Welsh-accented voice actors of previous seasons of the series. The current actors have accents ranging from Canadian to southern American, and that may confuse and upset some kids.

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