Baby Shark's Big Show

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Show's lackluster content overshadows character's fame.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 10 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Some stories include positive messages, such as the joy of giving gifts rather than receiving them, but they’re not prominent or emphasized in the plot. Recurring examples of friendship and the characters’ willingness to help when others need it. Occasional potty humor like burping.

Positive Role Models

Baby Shark is like most youngsters -- he can be impulsive and self-absorbed, but also kind and helpful. Because the stories center mostly on his adventures with his excitable friend, William, his parents and grandparents exist mainly in the background of the series. 

Violence & Scariness

Some accidents (bumps and other impact, for instance), but no violence and no injuries.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The series centers on the Baby Shark character of internet fame.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Baby Shark’s Big Show is an animated series that centers on daily adventures of the titular Pinkfong character. Viewers’ appreciation of the show will depend heavily on their tolerance of the infamous “Baby Shark” song, which is heard in variations within episodes. The stories are mostly silly and meant for laughs, but Baby Shark and his friend William make an inseparable pair who help each other overcome challenges. Some stories integrate positive messages into the plot, but they’re an afterthought more than a focal point for young viewers. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bySumedh101 April 19, 2021

Annoying and very horrible.

Baby Shark is the worst show, Baby Sharks voice is super annoying along with his friends, I don't like all of his friends or family at all including that u... Continue reading
Adult Written byparmaseanclink August 15, 2021

this show is garbage

Don't watch it's trash
Kid, 10 years old January 8, 2021

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I HATE THIS SONG AND PINGFONG THIS IS DEAD TO ME!
Teen, 17 years old Written bySabine676 April 11, 2021

What's the story?

BABY SHARK’S BIG SHOW centers on the titular character, a yellow ocean dweller who lives in Carnivore Cove with Mommy Shark (voiced by Natasha Rothwell), Daddy Shark (Eric Edelstein), Grandpa Shark (Patrick Warburton), and Grandma Shark (Debra Wilson). Baby Shark (Kimiko Glenn) spends his days finding adventure in and around his hometown with his best friend, William the Fish (Luke Youngblood).

Is it any good?

Pinkfong’s franchise name carries this show only so far and the lackluster writing and plot can’t quite compensate for the rest. Baby Shark fans will want to watch for sure, and if they’re young enough not to realize that the stories are mostly drivel, then they’ll stay for the duration. The original music -- often spins on the "Baby Shark" song -- can be fun for the show’s target audience. Adults, on the other hand, will better recognize the show for what it is: a new platform for the jovial but arguably polarizing character and his earworm of a theme song. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes the character Baby Shark so popular with fans. Do you know and like the song that first made him famous? Does getting to know his character in this show make you like him more? 

  • How do Baby Shark and William prove helpful to others in these stories? What do they learn about cooperation and kindness in doing so? 

  • Kids: Does this series teach you anything about ocean life and creatures? Are any aspects of Baby Shark's life like that of real sharks? 

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