A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Life skills are taught subtly, like how to stand up to bullies or stay loyal to friends and family.
Friends are important; learning is fun.
Positive Role Models
Calimero is loyal; looks for ways to fight injustices. Looking different doesn't stop him.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that animated series Calimero is an Italian import about a little black chick born into a family of yellow chickens. It's a sweet show that offers universal lessons about stopping bullies, being loyal to your friends, problem solving, and other life skills in a way that young kids can understand and relate to.
Is It Any Good?
This is a sweet show that offers young children a chance to enjoy some cute characters who are close friends and learn a little during their adventures. They readily express their loyalty to each other, even if they have different personalities. and always loyal to each other. Meanwhile, issues like bullying, problem solving, and even sexism are dealt with in CALIMERO in ways that are easy to understand for small children. This contemporary installment of the retro classic, which has aired all over the world in various languages, sends the message that being different isn't a bad thing.
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