This little blue dragon has a great big heart.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Children will learn about creative problem solving and being a good friend.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this delightful, kid-friendly claymation series is aimed at preschoolers. Children who watch will learn about being aware of your emotions, figuring out how to master challenging tasks, and discovering the importance and meaning of daily tasks like looking after pets. Major themes include social interaction and problem solving.

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What's the story?

DRAGON is a claymation adaptation of the popular book series by children's author Dav Pilkey. The main character, Dragon, is a very friendly little blue dragon whose sometimes illogical, silly perspective on life (he tries to feed his new pet cat ice cream) creates interesting learning challenges that mirror those being faced by curious preschoolers. Each episode is broken into short chapters that divide Dragon's task and solutions into mini stories. Dragon takes an unflustered approach to problem solving, which encourages patience, creative problem solving, and teamwork.

Is it any good?


This series -- with its charming storylines full of subtle life lessons for preschoolers -- is an excellent choice for families looking for alternatives to the fantasy violence and product-packed cartoons that tend to rule Saturday mornings. Children will be delighted by all of Dragon's animal friends, including Mailmouse, Cat, Alligator, Beaver, and Ostrich. They're quirky and colorful and represent varied personalities, offering kids a peek at the vast, complex social world that they're beginning to encounter. But best of all is Dragon's willingness to help his friends; he gives kids a positive example of sympathy, civil participation, and kindness.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Dragon and how he experiences his emotions. How do you think this particular situation makes Dragon feel? Have you ever felt that way? What did you do? How did you let people know how you felt?

TV details

Cast:Frank Meschkuleit
Networks:NBC, qubo
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Book characters
TV rating:TV-Y

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 15 years old Written byCartoonaholic_C... April 9, 2008


This show is much better (and friendlier) than that Avatar nonsense (kids need to stop watching that crud, it's too violent). Dragon is so funny (like what the below poster said), I enjoyed this marvel of a show!!! I think that Dragon is like Ren & Stimpy, SpongeBob SquarePants and Atomic Betty, but for much younger viewers, WAY TO GO!!!
Parent Written bysparkleghost April 9, 2008
Parent of an infant, 2, 5, and 8 year old Written bykristyn April 9, 2008


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