Bobby & Bill

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Comic adaptation features fun, friendship, mischief.

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Positive Messages

The friendship between a boy and his pets are central to the show. Family is important, too. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bobby isn't perfect, but overall he's a good kid who tries his best. Bill is mischievous. Caroline often tries to be a voice of reason. 

Violence & Scariness

Some hard teasing between the animals. Sometimes animals get launched into the air or knocked down stairs,  but no one gets hurt. 

Sexy Stuff

No bad language, but some raspberries are blown between arguing animals. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bobby & Bill is an animated series based on a popular Belgian comic book series about a young boy, his dog, and his turtle. Some of the characters are mischievous, and there's some mild fantasy violence (falls, crashes, and animals flying through the air), but no one gets hurt. Potty humor includes some episodes with animals about to mark their territories. 

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What's the story?

Adapted from Belgian writer and artist Jean Roba's comic book series Boule et Bill, BOBBY & BILL is an animated series about a young boy and his pets. Seven-year-old Bobby lives with his parents and his best friends, a cocker spaniel named Bill, and Caroline, a skateboarding tortoise. Whether it's coping with a new babysitter or taking care of Captain, their strange neighbor's cat, together they find themselves having lots of adventures. 

Is it any good?

Pet lovers will enjoy this fun series about daily life of a young boy who is extremely close to his pets. Like any kid who loves his animals, Bobby seems to be able to understand them, but Bill, Caroline, and other animals can talk to each other, too. The result is a series of lighthearted mishaps, especially since the adults don't necessarily understand what's going on. Bobby & Bill is filled with lots of goofy moments that young kids will enjoy. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the way Bobby & Bill presents the relationship between Bobby and his animals. Can Bobby really understand what they are saying? Why don't the parents understand them?

  • Do you have pets? Are they your friends? Can you understand them in ways that others cannot? Why?

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For kids who love animal friends

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