A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series offers lessons ranging from the importance of wearing sun block to the value of finding creative solutions when faced with major obstacles or problems. Bad behavior isn’t rewarded either.
It’s important to work together to find solutions when faced with problems. Friendship is also a major theme.
Positive Role Models
The Deer Squad wants to protect their community and aren’t afraid to do it together. Sir Steel is selfish, jealous, and an overall unpleasant person.
Violence & Scariness
There’s some mild animated fantasy violence (lasers, people flying through the air, etc.) but no explosions, and no one gets hurt.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Deer Squad is a kid's animated series that highlights the importance of working together, problem solving, and doing the right thing. Fantasy lasers and cars that turn into aircrafts and other types of moving machines are used to save the city from harm. Some of the cast members practice martial arts, but there's no physical fighting. The overall series is appropriate for young children, and features positive lessons that they can easily grasp.
Is It Any Good?
This colorful superhero series, which originates from China, features a squad of deer that are sweet and friendly, and unafraid of using their power. Each member of the squad, along with Sir Steel, represent one of the five Wu Xing elements (metal, sun, water, earth, and wood), making the idea of balance both important and necessary. These cultural nuances also underscores the fact that the problems we face are temporary, and that peaceful living can be restored after we figure out how to solve them.
The show offers lots of small lessons throughout each episode that young children can easily grasp. This includes things like the importance of wearing sun block, the value of practice, and the importance of being willing to help someone in need, even if you're having a bad moment when they ask for it. These messages are reinforced in different ways throughout each installment. As a result, kids who tune in to watch these wholesome and committed superheroes will have fun while learning some solid life lessons.
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