CatDog

Common Sense Media says

Animal mayhem doesn't really add up to much.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Some bad role models.

Violence & scariness

Plenty of "cartoony" violence, but no blood.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

Parents say

Kids say

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk about...

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

TV details

Cast:Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny
Network:Nickelodeon
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Book characters
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Written byAnonymous August 3, 2011
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2
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the best show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

the greasers fight them but other then that they try to cope with each other there not creepy or anything there awesome and i still watch it. it amazing best show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written bykaratedude April 9, 2008
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weird...

this is probably one of the weirdest shows i have ever seen... it gives u the feel it wasnt made for kids at some points even though it is... weird is the only way to describe it...
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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its a fun show

its fun
Kid, 12 years old March 13, 2010
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10
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hate it

BAD
What other families should know
Too much sex

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