By Melissa Camacho,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Music is powerful in fun, futuristic animated series.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Music is powerful, positive; good versus evil.
Positive Role Models
Freefonix members are good guys; the Mantyz members aren’t always clever.
Violence & Scariness
Fantasy violence like police chases and cars are set on fire; no injuries.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Crushes, getting girls discussed.
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Products & Purchases
Playstation game, CD feature music from series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Freefonix is a British animated series about a music group's attempt to keep the world from total disharmony. Overall it’s pretty mild, but it’s a little edgy for very young viewers thanks to some fantasy violence like police chases and burning a car (no one gets hurt) and some silly discussions about getting girls. Some kids may be frightened by the bad guy (Vox), too. It doesn’t teach a lot of specifics about music, but it highlights its cultural value.
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What's the Story?
FREEFONIX is a British animated series about a renegade musical band and its attempt to keep the world from total disharmony. Years ago an ancient Sonic Lord named Sugar Che (Susan Zelouf) imprisoned the evil Sonic Lord Vox (Adam Longworth) to the Void of Silencia. But now he is back, and seeking to take over the world by controlling a perfect-sounding, mind-bending musical energy source called the 13th Note. To protect it she brings together musical performers BB (Shelley Longworth), Freestone (Marcel McCalla) , and Mostart (Jules de Jongh) to form the Freefonix, who must do everything they can to keep the 13th Note out of Vox’s hands. But Vox has recruited Maya De Zya (Zelouf), the greedy owner of ComaCo record label, which produces formulaic pop bands, and Mantyz, an edgy heavy metal band under contract to do his bidding. Protecting the 13th Note isn’t easy, but Freefonix is willing and able to battle them in epic Soundclashes to keep it, and the planet, safe.
Is It Any Good?
This futuristic and fun series offers a creative and edgy story world in which music is viewed as a powerful force. It also serves as a subtle critique of pop music and its performers, while underscoring the importance of good sound, talent, and creativity in the music scene.
Freefonix doesn’t teach much about music, and some of the show’s clever quips, including a few of the characters’ names, will go over the heads of younger viewers. Nonetheless, it offers an entertainingly (and loud) homage to music and the important role it plays in people's lives.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about music in Freefonix. Can music really be used to make the world a better place? How?
What’s your favorite kind of music? Are there types of music that are better than others? Or is it a question of personal taste? What kind of music will people be listening to in the future?
- Premiere date: January 4, 2008
- Cast: Shelley Longworth, Adam Longworth, Susan Zelouf
- Network: Comcast Kid Central
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- TV rating: NR
- Last updated: September 27, 2020
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