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Atomic Puppet

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Superhero duo battles villains in quirky animated series.

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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Why are the bad guys often feminized?

There's a lot going on in this show, most of which is harmless fun. Focused on silly and/or gross humor. Unfortunately I've watched episodes where the villains were dressed in typical female fashion (or otherwise hinting that femininity is weird for males). Idgi? Without that it would be a fairly average cartoon, nothing much different from other shows for same age range or genre.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This lighthearted buddy comedy is filled with fast-paced action and humor that's just right for grade-schoolers' liking. AP's larger-than-life personality stands in contradiction to his unremarkable physique. Only Joey sees his true potential in spite of his puppet persona; similarly, AP can only become his true self with Joey's help. Despite their differences, they make a great team for saving their city and have some good things to show about friendship that bridges gaps.

Even so, what will stand out to kids aren't these kinds of messages so much as the kind of exaggerated humor that keeps Atomic Puppet rolling. Much of it is physical -- lots of crashes, smashes, and bumps here -- and there's always the promise of something stinky or otherwise gross on the horizon. In other words, it's probably not one you'll want to take in with your kids, but it's a mostly innocuous pick for the pre-tween crowd.

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