Super Monsters: The New Class

Movie review by
Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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Monsters face first-day-of-preschool fears in sweet special.
  • NR
  • 2020
  • 24 minutes

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Educational Value

Demonstrates social-emotional lesson that it's OK to have a lot of feelings when you're trying something new.

Positive Messages

Emphasizes that it's OK to feel emotions like sadness and frustration when you're trying something new. Highlights that friends should have empathy toward a friend that's having a tough time, try to help them feel better.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters demonstrate helping and being kind to friends. Emotions are clearly labeled, and it's a boy character that has a lot of the strong emotions in this episode. Girl character has a ton of physical strength, also wants to be a princess president when she grows up. Friendships across race and gender are modeled.

Violence & Scariness

Mild scariness as one character goes missing for a bit. She is found and all is well.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Super Monsters: The New Class follows four young monsters on their first day of preschool. This special is part of the Super Monsters world and does a great job of modeling positive behavior for preschoolers, especially how to process and manage emotions. In this special, there is mild scariness as one character goes missing for a bit, but it's quickly resolved and all is well.

User Reviews

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Parent of a 4-year-old Written bydylanberg October 12, 2020

My kids love super monsters

I have a 5 year old who is very sensitive and can’t watch movies at all. Super Monsters is one of the shows that she can watch without getting scared, so we lov... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old September 17, 2020

Kill me

Don’t watch it, or Franky will wake you up in the night.

What's the story?

In SUPER MONSTERS: THE NEW CLASS, four young monsters join the Pitchfork Pines preschool for monsters. Everyone is nervous about their first night of school, including the new teacher, Miss Mina. The new students introduce themselves and reveal their monster superpowers. Olive the troll is very strong, Rocky the gargoyle can fly and changes color to match his feelings, Sami the yak can create snow and ice, and Zane the zombie has X-ray vision. Rocky has a rough first day and feels like he can't do anything right. Sami really misses home and her special Boo Boo Bunny stuffed animal. When Sami goes missing, the whole school (including the older monster class) mobilizes to find her. Sami is found, and all the new kids reflect on how many emotions they felt on their first night of preschool.

Is it any good?

This sweet preschool special is all about the many feelings we have when trying something new. Rocky the gargoyle is a wonderful character -- he literally wears his emotions on his sleeve, as his whole body changes color to reflect the emotion he's feeling. The monster characters speak very openly about the emotions they're feeling, and their friends affirm that it's OK to have emotions. They display a lot of empathy for each other, and model being a good and caring friend. The new teacher, Miss Mina, shows that even grown-ups have hard first days too. There are also lots of fun monster hijinks as they practice using their superpowers. Overall, Super Monsters: The New Class is a delightful addition to the Super Monsters world.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about a time when they tried something new. How did it make you feel?

  • All of the monsters in the new class want to help their friends. How did they try to cheer up Rocky and Sami when they were feeling sad? How do you cheer someone up in real life? 

  • The monsters are learning how to use their superpowers. What do you think your superpower is? How are you getting better at your superpower?

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