Parents' Guide to

Cupcake and Dino -- General Services

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Quirky 'toon mixes sweet themes with goofy adventures.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 3+

One of the most nice shows ever

Its so easy to understand a baby could understand

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 5+

Great quirky fun for kids of all ages

I am very picky about what I let the kids watch and this one passes the test. It's good clean humor without the underlying adult jokes that are that make some of these type of shows inappropriate. Yes they are a little weird, but it has good messages and they dont rely on potty humor, or laughing at the expense of hurting others. All in all I give it t stars not because it's my favorite show, but because it's as clean as you will get on tv nowadays.

This title has:

Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
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Add to the growing niche of oddball cartoons this delightful buddy comedy about mismatched brothers whose differences never define them. On paper, Cupcake and Dino have nothing in common -- they don't look alike, they definitely don't think alike, and their contradictory approaches to problem-solving mean they're rarely on the same wavelength even when they're working side by side. But what they lack in symmetry, they make up for in affection for each other, and it's this unexpected cohesion that makes Cupcake and Dino -- General Services a lot of fun to watch.

This show's titular characters are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the unusual sights of Big City, a place where each resident is a little quirkier than the next and it's par for the course to see a human, a hot dog, and a chicken visiting on a street corner. Cupcake and Dino's sense of humor matches the nonsensical visuals with slapstick, absurdity, and just a hint of adult-minded laughs. It's utter absurdity, of course, but the very appealing themes of friendship, individuality, and kindness more than make up for that.

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