Wonder Pets: Save the Wonder Pets

Movie review by
Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Engaging classroom critters hit the right notes.
  • NR
  • 2007
  • 98 minutes

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 6 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value

Kids learn important lessons about teamwork, friendship, and cooperation.

Positive Messages

Teamwork message is clearly and consistently conveyed by animal friends who are "not too big, not too tough, but when we get together, we've got the right stuff!"

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Wonder Pets are models of cheerful teamwork and collaboration. They rely on bravery and creativity to save the day, and they appreciate one another's skills and talents.

Violence & Scariness

Characters are in very mild peril.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this cheerful, engaging special based on the popular Wonder Pets show on Nick Jr. teaches young kids about teamwork in a catchy operetta format. Classroom pets band together with pluck, humor, and imagination to save an imperiled baby blowfish. Soon after the Wonder Pets themselves are in danger, but it's never too scary for even the smallest viewers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10 and 16-year-old Written bySusan W. December 12, 2016


i found that one chick pretty hot
Parent of a 1, 4, 6, and 14-year-old Written bydena S October 28, 2010
my daughter who is 4 told me she saw this on TV one day with her dad. So I bought her the dvd. This show turned out to be too much for her. She got all stres... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

I like this...

I found out about this show last year and it's got alot of things kids like in it. It has a message at the end of every show, and through out all the epido... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byPrincessMovie October 7, 2020

Cute characters and great messages for kids

This show when I was little was my favorite I loved watching the wonder pets especially this episode this show is perfect for kids! Me and my friends would talk... Continue reading

What's the story?

In SAVE THE WONDER PETS, a musical special based on the TV show, Linny the guinea pig (voiced by Sofie Zamchick), Tuck the turtle (Teala Dunn), and Ming-Ming the chick (Danica Lee) respond to a call to save a baby blowfish in distress. Soon they themselves are in peril, as a gently gliding whale inhales them along with the rest of his food. Along the way, they demonstrate their trademark good cheer and a belief that teamwork can overcome anything.

Is it any good?

Two- to 4-year-olds are sure to find the story, the rich and textured animation, and the singing captivating. The action moves along at a nice pace and the songs are sweet but not cloying -- bearable for parents who will be asked to play the DVD over and over again.

Wonder Pets is surely the first TV show for preschoolers that is performed entirely in operetta, where the music is recorded with a live orchestra and much of the dialogue is sung. Very sensitive children might be alarmed by the situation that the Wonder Pets find themselves in, but the episode is handled so lightly and optimistically that they might not even notice. It's sweet to see the mini-trio of marine fans who help the self-rescue along.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how the Wonder Pets work together to save their animal friends. What did each friend contribute to the rescue?

  • Parents can also talk about the pets that children may have in their preschool classrooms or at home. If these animals had superpowers, what do you think they would be? If they could sing, what do you think they would sound like?

  • What did Linny, Tuck, and Ming-Ming find out when they worried that the animals they had saved in the past might forget them?

Movie details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love animals

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