A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
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.
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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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