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Parents' Guide to

Archibald's Next Big Thing

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sunny book character's adventures make for fun family show.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

5 &4 yo thought it was ok

My girls really liked the first episode, but half way through the second episode decided they didnt like it. I was ok turning it off—I didn’t see any creative thinking/problem solving or any good rolemodeling that I was excited about. It seemed to be a cute explorer show, though.
age 5+
This a great show! It's fun and funny, and it's one that I like watching with my kids. Archibald is adventurous, optimistic, and resilient. And the music is totally fun.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This cute series expands on the affable book character and poses a range of what-ifs to him that send him exploring, learning, and befriending. What if he found a key that opened any lock? What if a mystery needed solving? What if he lost the ability to see what's around him? The scenarios set up adventures in which Archibald must try new things and stretch his comfort levels a bit to discover his unique purpose, and the reward is always learning something new and solving a problem that benefits him or someone else he knows.

It's not always the case that an animated series has the ability to entertain entire families, but Archibald's Next Big Thing promises to do just that. Kids will love the gregarious chick's enthusiasm for life and willingness to roll with the punches as calamities of various kinds befall him. Parents will appreciate how his doing so demonstrates the value of overcoming adversity and being open to the learning opportunities in embracing new experiences. All in all, this sweet series is an endearing pick for watching together as a family.

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