A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Chinese words and phrases are used sporadically. Positive messages are promoted.
Follow your dreams to unlock your destiny. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Positive Role Models
Yi doesn't give up on her destiny. Yi, Jin, and Peng work together toward their goals.
Chinese words and phrases are used. Yi's Chinese family is reopening a dumpling shop. Viewers see animated images of Shanghai.
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Violence & Scariness
Some scenes when the characters are rescuing magical creatures are action-packed and suspenseful. For example, the characters take wild rides on the clouds that result in falling and dangling from a skyscraper. No one is hurt.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Abominable and the Invisible City is a spin-off of the movie Abominable. In it, characters Yi (Chloe Bennet), Jin, and Peng return to help the magical creatures that inhabit their city, with the assistance of their yeti friend, Everest. The show features suspenseful action scenes that may be a bit overwhelming for younger viewers. The setting is modern-day Shanghai, and elements of Chinese culture are on display. For example, Yi's mom and grandmother are reopening a family dumpling shop, and Chinese words and phrases are sprinkled throughout the show.
Is It Any Good?
Cool graphics highlight Chinese culture and positive messages. Although Abominable and the Invisible City has pretty predictable plots, young viewers are in for a visually stunning experience with suspenseful scenes that will keep them engaged, excited, and eager for more of the fun crew that is helping in their community. Kids who loved the movie Abominable will be glad to see the characters return and the story continue. Parents will appreciate the glimpses into Chinese culture, providing a mirror for Chinese kids to see their ethnicity reflected and a window for other kids to learn about the culture.
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