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Dino Girl Gauko

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Funny, surreal series about a girl who turns into a dino.

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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 2 parent reviews

age 5+
age 6+

Good for talking about "big feelings"

I can see this being fine for kids as young as 4 with parents sitting there talking about whats happening. My first kid had a super short fuse and this show would have been really helpful to talk about actions vs. reactions when he was 4. In general I find what I've seen (ep 1-4) funny and generally harmless.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The oddball characters and cheeky humor are a perfect counterbalance for the underlying messages of self-acceptance, giving the show a vibe that's fun and silly rather than preachy and corny. The retro-minimalist 2D animation style of Dino Girl Gauko also works well in taking the bite out of the violence -- it's all kept very cartoonish, making it clear that nobody is ever in true danger. Despite the fact that Naoko's small town is comprised of an outrageous assortment of romantic space aliens, frogs as parents, and robot teachers who float, nobody behaves as though this is strange or worth commenting on in any way. Episodes are short, high-energy bursts of outrageous screwball humor and decent messages that should entertain kids and their parents alike.

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