DanTDM Creates a Big Scene

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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British YouTuber mixes gaming with humor, friendship.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 4 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Friendship, gaming competitions, having fun with fans are all themes. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Dan and his crew are friends; Evil Dan can be difficult, but not bad. 

Violence & Scariness

Video game fantasy violence includes shooting characters (no weapons).  

Sexy Stuff

Occasional mild innuendo that will go over the heads of young viewers. 


The series promotes DanTDM, the Diamond Minecart YouTube channel, and his tour. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that DanTDM Creates a Big Scene is an original YouTube scripted series that serves as an extension of the host's popular YouTube channel and live tour. It's family-friendly, and friendship is a strong theme, but there are bits of edgy humor that may go over young kids' heads. There's also some video game-themed fantasy violence and mild rivalries, but nothing to really worry about. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byp1zza2345 May 27, 2020

You won't regret watching this.

This is basically the true definition of family entertainment. Positive messages, great comedic humor, great role models, weird and creative moments, and great... Continue reading
Adult Written byIluvhuskies22 December 3, 2017

DanTDM The Best YouTuber

This is from his YouTube red. I’ve never seen this. It’s about Dan and his animated friends like Craig the mailman and Dr. Trayaurus. I probably would recommend... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old January 19, 2021

really cool and funny

it really cool and really funny
Kid, 9 years old October 27, 2020

What's the story?

DANTDM CREATES A BIG SCENE is an original YouTube scripted series that combines live action and video animation. It stars British professional gamer and famous YouTuber Dan Middleton, aka DanTDM, the creator of the Diamond Minecart channel, behind the scenes of his live stage show. When Dan decides to reboot the show to make it more exciting, he works with his animated cast of characters, including scientist Dr. Trayaurus, the clever Mr. Pig, and pugs Ellie and Darcie, to make it happen. Also joining the gang is DanTDM's animated evil twin, Evil Dan, and actress Danielle Tabor, best known for her role as Angelina Johnson in the Harry Potter film series. Together they work together to make sure they can put on a great show and make sure that fans have a great time. 

Is it any good?

This creative, family-friendly show offers fans of DanTDM a chance to watch him interact with the entire cast of characters he created for his YouTube videos. It also gives folks a chance to see bits of his live show, throughout which animated characters appear as sentient beings, and video games are played. 

It's geared toward tweens and Minecraft superfans, but adults may chuckle at some of the quick-witted humor. Chances are that the over 14 million subscribers to his channel will be drawn to it automatically, but no doubt DanTDM Creates a Big Scene will attract some new fans. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about YouTube channels. How does someone get one? Can you put anything you want on it? What would you put on your own channel? 

  • How does the cast of DanTDM Creates a Big Scene work together to make sure fans will be happy with the show? 

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