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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Friendship is key in fun animation with mild scares.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 10+

It's not suitable for small children(3-6 years old), it's suitable for children from 10 up and teenagers
age 9+

It will be missed. EXCELLENT writing.

Excellent show. Teaches kids being flawed is OK and so many great life lessons are being shown in this program. It's a gem.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (91 ):

Sprig and Anne's adventures are a joy to behold, mostly thanks to their delightfully compatible personalities and the sweet friendship that develops between them. Though Anne has had experiences with what she assumed to be friendship, her interactions with Sprig convince her that friendship is actually something quite different -- and quite a bit more wonderful -- from what she had thought. In Sprig's case, he'd long been a bit of an outsider in his swamp home, but coming to know Anne helps him step out of his shell and embrace life in new ways.

Meanwhile, the mystery about how Anne came to Amphibia and how she might get home unfolds slowly, involving characters with questionable motives and some surprises. As Anne reflects on her past, the story illustrates issues like bullying and emotional manipulation in ways that will resonate with kids and tweens and can prompt discussions about the topics. Amphibia's quality writing, endearing characters, positive themes, welcome diversity, and visual appeal make this a truly enjoyable pick for families to watch together.

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