Parents' Guide to

Cosmic Quantum Ray

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun animated sci-fi cleverly incorporates physics lessons.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Badly written

Badly written, black-and-white heroes vs one-dimensional villains, lots of screaming and whining. It's great that it's educational, but they really need to watch the type of behavior they add for comic effect.
age 6+

Truly cosmis Cosmic Quantum Ray

It's funny, an adult can sit down and watch it with kids and not be bored, and it's science education on a quantum level. THE BEST OF THE BEST ON TV RIGHT NOW.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Originally aired in Germany, Cosmic Quantum Ray is the brainchild of an actual scientist who worked with writers to create a vehicle for teaching kids about quantum physics. A lofty goal, but somehow, Cosmic Quantum Ray manages to hit the mark, thanks largely to a broad sense of humor, a fast-paced tone, and clever plotting that ties the science lessons tightly into the stories being told.

It's not every cartoon that boasts pictures of Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein in its opening credits, and the shoebox containing the ninth dimension is a sly reference to the famous box where Schroedinger kept his cat. A pleasant surprise with an educational focus, Cosmic Quantum Ray wraps science lessons in a fun, appealing package for kids.

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