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Parents need to know that Bat Pat is an animated series based on a popular Italian children's book series of the same name. It features witches, ghosts, and other normally spooky figures, but they're presented in ways that are more goofy or funny than scary. Characters are sometimes shown falling off brooms or suffering minor mishaps, but no one gets hurt.
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Based on the popular Italian children's book franchise of the same name, BAT PAT is an animated series about a talking bat and his human friends. Bat Pat is a chatty purple bat who often gets scared of things most bats don't get scared of. Nonetheless, he joins Martin, Leo, and Rebecca, a trio of human siblings who investigate supernatural events in their town of Fogville. Sometimes it's unnerving, but they often discover that even the spookiest creatures aren't necessarily what they appear to be.
Is it any good?
This lighthearted animated series reveals that even the most frightening of creatures are often much less scary than people make them out to be. Despite the presence of witches, headless ghosts, and other creepy characters, they're presented in a way that's more goofy than scary, and they're often assisted by Bat Pat and his friends.
Each short episode is colorful and the antics silly, which make it appealing to kids. But given that it's often dialogue-heavy, younger kids may not stay tuned for too long. Nonetheless, Bat Pat is a solidly fun series, and will especially appeal to children who like the books.
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- Premiere date: December 31, 2015
- Cast: Emma Tate, Jiles New, Jess Robinson
- Networks: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Comcast Kid Central
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Book Characters, Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
- Character Strengths: Curiosity, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-Y7
- Available on: Streaming
- Last updated: October 03, 2019
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