Brandy and Mr. Whiskers

TV review by
Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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A good premise, but tedious characters -- kids OK.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 19 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Characters lie and trick friends for their own self-benefit.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that even though there's no violence in this series, there's no learning about being a strong, kind member of a community, either. Despite its popularity with school-aged kids, it offers little educational content. Although the main characters meet an eclectic collection of animals, opportunities to address social issues pertinent to school-aged child development are ignored in favor of channeling characters into stereotypical personalities that are predictable and tedious.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJEDI micah August 30, 2012

I miss this cartoon!

To be honest, I think this was the greatest and only best cartoon to watch on Disney Channel! Mr. Whiskers was so funny and the animation is great! They never s... Continue reading
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 18, 2012

WHY DID THEY CANCEL THIS SHOW?!

This show was amazing! It had great animation and great voice acting! It should've never gotten canceled.The show that should've been canceled is Aust... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bySilverSnake July 15, 2010

It was one of my favorite shows!

I love this show, I disagree with the Common Sense media thing, because obviously they haven't watched it enough. Its funny and colorful and creative, yes... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old February 27, 2010

kinda lame

This show gets pretty old after a while. Brandy is cold hearted, a typical teenage girl, selfish, flirty (etc.), but at the end of a few episodes learns to be n... Continue reading

What's the story?

In BRANDY AND MR. WHISKERS, two characters who would never typically be paired together are forced to not only interact with one another, but also to rely on each other for survival. Self-involved Brandy, a pompous pooch, continually tricks and patronizes her partner, oddball rabbit Mr. Whiskers, and, pathetically, Mr. Whiskers jumps to her commands. Each episode is about some strange mishap taken by this mismatched pair and their ensuing adventure to set things straight. Brandy wears platform thongs and skimpy baby-doll tee shirts and likes to talk about clothes and how good she looks, while Mr. Whiskers is silly and awkward, in both his voice and his movements. A slew of sassy Amazon friends round out each of the two fifteen-minute segments in each episode, including Lola Boa, twin Toucan sisters Cheryl and Meryl, river otter Ed, and self-proclaimed leader of the jungle, Gaspar L. Gecko.

Is it any good?

Despite all of the opportunity for interesting adventures provided by the colorful Amazon setting, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers plays on the same joke -- she's a snob, and he's a hapless sidekick. The story has been done before and with much more success.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how their kids get along with people who are different from them. Are the characters stereotyped? What social issues could have been addressed in the series that aren't?

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