Parents' Guide to

Ella the Elephant

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Friendly book characters teach lessons in helping others.

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

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Too bad one character ruins it all

Its too bad, the show is really cute and some of the episodes are doable, but it's one characetr, Belinda, who ruins it.. every.. single.. episode. The problem is that for some reason the creators decided to add this character that does nothing but BRAG BRAG BRAG and put herself on a pedestal. And it's rampant. Probably every word out of her mouth is her declaring how great she is and how amazing she is. Confidence is good, but being cocky is not. Unfortunately my daughter likes the show but I'm weeing her off of it. Disneys really good at this. Adding a character with the snobby attitude. It's just not needed.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This series brings to life the darling characters first introduced in a book series by Carmelo and Steven D'amico. The show's no-frills animation puts the CGI characters against two-dimensional scenery in a way that retains much of the books' original illustrative style. And, just as in the books, each story follows Ella and her friends as they work through a minor trouble of some kind, from helping a friend realize his talent to reconciling a misunderstanding. Along the way, they learn what makes them special, too.

Also prominent in the show are strong examples of how friendship works. Each of the young characters has a unique personality, from bookish and meek to all-out diva, but, despite their differences, they never let them interfere with their affection for each other. What kids will learn from the characters' interactions is that it's OK to be different from your friends so long as you care about your pals enough to find common ground.

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