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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Unlucky bear's misadventures = worry-free fun for viewers.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+

Nothing. This is detrementall to childrenes health. DON'T WATCH!

As a sixty-nine year olded lady living in 'America' . Honestly I am, REALLY! Disappointed in this. shoe and pairents who let there kids watch it, when they are the ones who really need to WATCH IT! ... I don not no what was the makers of this filum were thinking about when making this. In the series bernard SNAPPED multiple times at that cute little lizard. I think the real problem is that this promotions men's tall health (that weird stuff the kiddos are going on about to day.) It is quiet quclear that Ben has overdodes on those drug things and developed sigh cosis and NEEDS! to be psychiatrically hospitalized. This is also full of men's tall crickeys and that makes children develop big prombles father on in life. PLEASE!! Take some time to wap at church.,, THANKS! :-)
age 11+

Epic anime

It is a truly stunning and thought-provoking anime that reflects on the meaning of life

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

These animated shorts are every bit as adorable as is their unfortunate star. Poor Bernard's happy-go-lucky nature takes a hit every time he tries something new, making him a perpetual underdog who's fun to root for nonetheless. Sometimes it's his own clumsiness at fault; other times it's unbelievable luck on the part of one of his friends. Whatever the cause, though, his calamities are a boon for those who watch.

Bernard is jovial and silly but makes no real attempt at imparting any kind of wisdom on its viewers. It's fun to see the human world through this well-meaning bear's eyes, and viewers may even relate to how his best-laid plans go sour. The bottom line? This is a fun, worry-free series with light-hearted laughs that parents and kids will enjoy equally.

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