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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Deepa's adventures expose viewers to problem-solving skills, creative solutions, and social-emotional lessons. Also presents elements of Indian culture and Hindu holidays, including traditional clothing, cuisine, and games.
It's important to approach life with a playful and fun attitude. Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Spending time with your family can teach you great life lessons.
Positive Role Models
Deepa is a positive role model because she uses her cheerful attitude and creative ideas to solve problems at Mango Manor (even if problems were caused by her own mischief). Anoop is a positive role model because of his expert use of emotional expression. His color changes based on his environment and how he's feeling.
Deepa and Anoop is jam-packed with diversity. Viewers are exposed to traditional Indian cuisine like samosas and turmeric spice, staples of Indian culture like Bollywood, and a Diwali celebration. Deepa is raised in a household with parents and grandparents who are entrepreneurs, creating an intergenerational household. Cast includes several jungle animals with unique personalities, and human characters of varying skin tones, races, and religions. Voice actors are also diverse.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deepa & Anoop is an upbeat and musical animated series for preschoolers from Netflix Jr. The show's main character uses her creative problem-solving skills and love for being helpful to save the day at her parents' bed-and-breakfast. Deepa's animal friends, parents, and grandparents are often a part of her fun and exciting adventures. The sweet show includes diverse characters, cheerful musical selections, and vibrant animation. Friendship, imaginative thinking, and a celebration of Indian culture are major themes of the show.
Is It Any Good?
This is a fun and energizing show that is sure to put a smile on viewers' faces, both young and old. Deepa & Anoop celebrates Indian culture in a rich and informed way that preschoolers can understand. With Bollywood flair, bright animations, and unique storylines, it's a surefire hit. Engaged viewers will want to be friends with Deepa and give the adorable Anoop a hug!
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.