A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Kids Next Door work together with the common goal of saving the world, and use their various strengths to accomplish this.
Positive Role Models
No one looks good here.
The show includes an Australian character, a Japanese character, and a Black character in its main cast. While they are all a part of the Kids Next Door group and must work together to defend the world, they are not great cultural representations.
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Violence & Scariness
Multiple depictions of slapstick cartoon comedy and violence. Battle scenes include hand to hand combat, cannons, and laser beams. Child labor and slavery are featured in the opening scenes. The main villain wants to turn children into zombies.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Numbuh 3, Kuki, tries to force Numbuh 4, Wally, to kiss her when he is scared.
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Rude language like "shut up," "idiot," and "dumb" repeatedly used.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation: Z.E.R.O. is a one hour TV movie that's part of the Codename: Kids Next Door series. The action-packed story, which is part of the season six storyline, is loaded with slapstick humor and cartoon violence. This iteration of the show features the resurrection ultimate evil villain, Grandfather. Characterized by fistfights, lasers, and evil geniuses, the storyline is confusing and erratic at times, and also has damaging themes of violence and slavery, mixed with inappropriate language and gestures.
Is It Any Good?
Cartoon Network's once popular series fails to provide quality entertainment for kids in this TV movie. Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation: Z.E.R.O. has damaging themes of violence and slavery, mixed with inappropriate language and gestures. There are other, more quality cartoons that kids will enjoy more.
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