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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Endearing remake of classic has a galaxy's worth of charm.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 2+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

A classic!

I loved watching this as a child and I love re-watching it now with my own kid even more!
age 2+

So charming. So lovely. So imaginative.

Clangers is full of love and sweetness and creativity and imagination and wonder: exactly all the things I want my young children to be. This show is a gem. It isn't overly didactic. It's visually stunning. It's other-worldliness encourages me (and my child) to think outside the box. It has charmed me ten times over. I highly recommend, especially if you're looking for something cerebral, beautiful, and gentle.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Narrated by William Shatner, this is a captivating series whose characters demonstrate the value of cooperation, compassion, and strong family relationships. Every story has a gentle message that's on par with issues young kids are starting to experience, from getting along with a sibling to seeing a challenge through to its end. As the stories evolve at the hands of the endearing characters, viewers see the importance of perseverance and lending a helping hand to friends in need.

In a programming climate that's dominated by CGI, Clangers' throwback stop-motion-animation style is very easy on the senses. The characters are peaceful to watch, and their sound-based language is soothing to hear. With Shatner providing the narration, viewers of all ages can settle in for a virtual read-aloud experience that's clever and heartfelt.

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