All Reviews

csm_movie
age 8+
 
Dynamic musical numbers, girl power sell super sequel.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 8+
 
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
csm_app
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Word processor offers extra support for struggling writers.
Devices: iPad
(2014)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Boy stereotypes stand out in otherwise feel-good movie.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Soapy but light drama boasts strong female lead.
Network: Disney Channel
(2014)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Superheroes vs. supervillains in super-funny tale.
By Marion Jensen
(2014)
age 8+
 
Teens' spiteful social rivalry takes spark out of sitcom.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2014)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Subpar platformer will appeal only to brand's loyal fans.
Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS
(2013)
age 8+
 
CGI reimagining presents sexier heroine, darker themes.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2013)
age 8+
 
Monster dolls teach lessons but dress provocatively.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Heavily marketed musical is wholesome fun for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Star-studded book-inspired movie is cross-generational fun.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
YouTube channel recycles skits in unimaginative clip show.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2013)
age 8+
 
Plot and jokes forced but harmless in detective parody.
By Jarrett J. Krosoczka
(2013)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Amiable teen superhero fights enemies; lots of merchandise.
Network: Disney XD
(2013)
age 8+
 
Nick Cannon's mild sketch comedy will entertain kids.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
csm_tv
age 8+
 
Hyper star's antics dominate mediocre alien comedy.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2012)
csm_movie
age 8+
 
Sweet story models positive relationships among teens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 8+
 
TV-based romp has positive role models and teen drama.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2011)
age 8+
 
Fun '90s show deals thoughtfully with coming-of-age issues.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2011)

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