Dinotrux

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 7+

Built on Bullying

If you get past the constant fighting and put downs it's not generally a bad show. It's entertaining and has a lot of good positive messages. But what bothers me is the constant negative undertone. Ty is a bully. The first episode he comes into the crater and decides to make a home there. D structs already lives there and doesn't want Ty there. D structs isn't a good guy, but Ty isn't either. Ty is just like "you can share" and refuses to leave. It's like having a random person move into your house and then invite a bunch of people to live there with them and you can't get rid of them no matter what you try. And he has this outlook everywhere he goes. If someone says no, he forces them to do what he wants. And there's multiple times the main group decides to steal from others, including D structs or talk about destroying his stuff. It's just a really terrible undertone to what could be a really great show.

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Too much violence
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age 8+

Who though this was a good idea for a kid's show?

How did they manage to take a book for preschoolers as cute as Chris Gall's book and turn it into a show as violent as this one? There's a lot of screaming and yelling, and various characters trade insults. After watching it, my son just wants to smash things. Also, there's a character with a pronounced verbal/physical tic that's played up for laughs.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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