TV review by
Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Animal mayhem doesn't really add up to much.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 38 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Some bad role models.

Violence & Scariness

Plenty of "cartoony" violence, but no blood.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids will probably laugh their heads off at the silliness of a creature with a cat at one end of its body and a dog at the other. But parents may find they're not in on the joke. While there's no harm done here, the amount of cartoon mayhem and absurdity leaves little reason for parents to have kids tune in regularly.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAl Jackson April 14, 2012

Grow up guys!

Yes,this show does have some violence in it.But that does NOT mean it blows.It even has Tom Kenny in it.You know the guy from SpongeBob (my favorite show of all... Continue reading
Adult Written byTommypezmaster April 19, 2021

The Covid-19 of Overrated Cult Followings

CatDog is up there with Scaredy Squirrel on my list of Worst Children's Cartoons, which means it's near the #1 spot. What can I say about this show? M... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008


I agree with Cartoonaholic. WTH ever happened to all the good shows? They took them away and replaced it with crap!
Kid, 10 years old March 12, 2014

Please read me! (childs opinion)

Ok so the show was a little crazy but so is teletubbies and they aren't usually hated on! This show (if you think about it) is about living while knowing Y... Continue reading

What's the story?

CATDOG is (are?) brothers, with, as the name implies, a cat at one end and a dog on the other. Basic questions of biology aside, this is a situation rife with opportunities for chaos. While Cat is bossy and fastidious, Dog is dopey and clueless, so they're bound to clash. Whether they're trying to beat their rival up a mountain or are lost at sea, there's plenty of conflict, and lots of very cartoony, slapstick violence.

Is it any good?

The series makes some attempts at injecting a moral here or there, but they fall flat. The focus is on looniness, silliness, and out-of-control antics, with very little in the way of redeeming qualities. This can be just the ticket for some kids, although the bizarreness of the concept is enough to leave most parents shaking their heads.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the very opposite personalities of the character(s). Why are kids interested in this strange creature's silly behavior?

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