TV Reviews

age 13+
Outstanding anime is more violent than you'd expect.
Network: New Video
(2012)
age 7+
Superb classic still entertains, but know your kid.
Network: Online
(2015)
age 3+
Thomas and his train friends huff and chuff around.
Network: PBS
(2005)
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age 4+
Musical dog's travels turn kids on to folk tunes.
Network: PBS Kids
(2008)
age 3+
Young dino's travels teach kids about science and diversity.
Network: PBS
(2009)
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age 3+
Young "trainees" teach preschoolers important social skills.
Network: Disney Channel
(2010)
age 3+
Spunky, well-rounded princess celebrates individuality.
Network: Disney Channel, Disney Junior
(2013)
age 7+
Retro series' satire still offers cross-generational laughs.
Network: Hulu
(2012)
age 12+
TV spin-off takes dark fantasy drama to another dimension.
Network: ABC
(2013)
age 4+
Live-action nuts-and-bolts series is big fun for kids.
Network: Online
(2012)
age 7+
Appealing cartoon has positive messages about self-image.
Network: Discovery Family Channel
(2014)
age 8+
Whimsical, adventurous tale has some scary moments, too.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
age 3+
Animated charmer features positive messages -- and farts.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
 
age 3+
Trains' sweet origin story promotes friendship, cooperation.
Network: PBS
(2015)
 
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age 4+
Sweet preschool show blends fairy tale characters' stories.
Network: Disney Junior
(2015)
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age 13+
Fairy tale-inspired show has more blood than happy endings.
Network: NBC
(2011)
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age 5+
Dwarfs take starring role in lighthearted cartoon series.
Network: Disney XD
(2014)
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age 12+
Cartoonish violence, ribald jokes in fairy tale send-up.
Network: ABC
(2014)
age 8+
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
age 6+
Short-form series teases movie characters' continuing story.
Network: Disney Channel
(2015)