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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Creatures find friendship, fun in awesome animated world.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 22 parent reviews

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.

This title has:

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.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (10 ):

This fantastic series blends two kid favorites -- dinosaurs and construction vehicles -- into a cast of exceptional characters who show viewers how deceiving appearances can be. The characters' home is a place where different species never interact, let alone work together, so when Ty Rux takes the time to get to know Revvit and the two become friends, it's the spark that inspires change and breaks down the barriers that have kept the characters separate for so long.

Each episode is packed with illustrations of friendship, teamwork, and creative problem-solving that draws on the unique skills of each character, from the tiniest Reptool to the most powerful Dinotrux, but that's not what will keep kids coming back for more. Instead they will be won over by the well-rounded characters and the remarkable animation and detail that went into bringing these appealing book characters to the screen.

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