Parents' Guide to

Buddy Thunderstruck

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun, quirky stop-motion series stars truck-racing rodent.

TV Netflix Comedy 2017
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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 7 parent reviews

age 9+


I watched an episode with my 10 year old son last night; we've seen each episode (sadly, there's only one season) multiple times. It's written so well. So funny. We really enjoy it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

quirky fun

quirky fun

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (4):

This stop-motion series is at times bizarre and coarse, but the fact that it's so different from the masses gives it a significant curiosity factor. It does well by its all-animal cast that affords it a wide berth for fantasy and creativity, presenting characters who are visually intriguing and whose personalities are interesting to watch unfold. Some can be unappealing, and others are downright nefarious in their schemes to undermine Buddy's popularity. Overall, though, the show focuses on good-natured community folks who love, love, love truck racing.

That said, Buddy Thunderstruck does skew toward a slightly older audience because of some gateway language, completely random humor, and the fact that the combination of the stories and animation format make it more challenging to follow a plot than in a traditional animated series. Because of its mature appeal, this offbeat series is a fun pick for parents and older tweens to watch together.

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