A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Kids and adults alike will learn a ton of facts about cheetahs and how they survive.
Viewers are encouraged to be aware and respectful toward the natural world and the creatures who inhabit it.
Positive Role Models
The cheetahs are a family.
Violence & Scariness
Scenes of animals stalking and eating their prey -- including baby animals.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
No animal sex, but a couple of scenes where animals give birth; these are quick and not particularly bloody or graphic.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Cheetah: Beating the Odds is a short documentary about cheetahs living in Africa's Serengeti. It follows a family of cheetahs led by a mother and her four cubs from their birth to adulthood. The cubs learn to hunt and chase down prey, including gazelles and wildebeests, with incredible speed. There's some blood as prey is eaten and attacked, and sensitive kids may have a hard time with the fact that only 30 percent of cheetah cubs will live to adulthood (the featured family is no exception).
Is It Any Good?
This visually beautiful documentary shows a glimpse of life in the Serengeti by focusing on a single family of cheetahs. It follows the standard nature documentary format: a male British narrator, lots of interesting facts, and a framing that helps humans understand the lives of wild creatures. Fans of big cats will enjoy it, and the many shots of Africa's natural resources are stunning to watch.
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