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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
A grandfather encourages a boy to become a villain, while his upstanding father pushes him toward a more respectable life path. The boy's main influence is a friend who prompts him to lie, steal, and cheat, even when he acknowledges the right thing to do.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon violence includes falls from great heights, crashes into walls, and characters beating up on others -- very little of which results in lasting injury.
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"Dang" is infrequent.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that a young female character often encourages her friend to ignore his conscience and lie, cheat, or steal. The two main adult characters offer inconsistent influence over an impressionable boy -- the devoted, upstanding father wants his son to be just like him, but the villainous grandfather hopes his protégé will follow in his evil footsteps. Although after much soul-searching, Manny usually follows his instincts and makes amends for any wrongdoing, in this show, life lessons mostly take a backseat to mischievous fun. Make sure young tweens understand that in real life, iffy behavior has more definite repercussions.
Is It Any Good?
El Tigre is the brainchild of Mexican-born husband-and-wife team Jorge R. Gutierrez and Sandra Equihua, who have infused the tween-geared series with touches of Latino culture. Tweens will enjoy the zany characters and exaggerated stories, but parents might take issue with the young characters' penchant for troublemaking, the absence of a strong role model for Manny, and the overall lack of repercussions for his questionable behavior. The most disappointing aspect of the series is Manny's friendship with Frida, who delights in getting him into sticky situations and relentlessly encourages him to lie and cheat his way out of trouble.
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