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Geronimo Stilton



Book hero's TV adventures are fun for young readers.

What parents need to know

Educational value

The stories take place in far-flung locales, introducing kids to the basics of the climates, plant and animal life, and cultures of different areas.

Positive messages

The characters' sense of adventure leads them into some jams, but their motivations are usually good and they use cooperative problem-solving skills to get themselves out. Even the bad guys aren't so bad; they're mostly goofy and eccentric rather than worrisome.

Positive role models

Geronimo's curiosity puts them on the trail of wrongs they can right, and he has a very clear understanding of right and wrong.

Violence & scariness

Slapstick punches and kicks send victims flying, but there is no lasting injury.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
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The show is based on a popular series of books.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Geronimo Stilton is a delightful cartoon based on the popular books of the same name. Vibrant characters and comical adventures make this a fun series, and, if your kids haven't read any of the books, they might find inspiration to do so in seeing Geronimo and his friends in action. The show's antagonists are more comical than they are frightening, and even the stickiest situations come to generally pleasing endings. Geronimo's clumsiness is often cause for humor, but it's not in a mean-spirited way. Benjamin is rarely seen without a hand-held electronic device, which he uses for everything from texting to looking up useful information.

What's the story?

The world's favorite mouse journalist sets off on worldwide adventures in GERONIMO STILTON. Publisher and chief reporter of The Rodent's Gazette, Geronimo (voiced by Brian Drummond) has a curiosity that puts him on the trail of many a mystery from one far corner of the globe to the next. He's joined in his travels by his brainy nephew, Benjamin (Erin Mathews); his adventurous sister, Thea (Sarah Edmondson); and his mischievous cousin, Trap (Richard Cox). Together they uncover secrets and right wrongs, all the while trying to stay one step ahead of his professional rival, Sally (Patricia Drake), and her paper, The Daily Rat.

Is it any good?


These characters' hilarious hijinks translate beautifully from the Scholastic book series to their TV home, and kids and parents alike will enjoy the result. You'll notice some minor differences in some of the characters and their personalities, but none of it will deter even the most devoted Geronimo fan from loving these animated stories as much as the books.

As any parent knows, it's not always easy to inspire a desire for reading in your kids, especially in those formative years. In cases like this, a series like Geronimo Stilton might be just the ticket, engaging kids in characters who star in a TV show and a book series and giving families a reason to enjoy their stories in both formats together.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how the characters decide what's right and what's wrong. Do they ever question which is which? Are right and wrong always easy to decipher? How do you handle making that decision when you're faced with a choice?

  • Kids: What is most striking to you about the places Geronimo Stilton and his sidekicks visit? What do you learn about the culture, climate, and people who live there from the way they dress, speak, and act? Parents: Work with your kids to learn more about these places and people. 

  • Kids: How does the TV series compare to the books? What differences do you notice between the two? If you were familiar with the books first, do the characters look and act the way you thought they would? Which of your favorite books would you like to see as a TV show?

TV details

Premiere date:September 15, 2009
Cast:Brian Drummond, Erin Mathews, Sarah Edmondson
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Adventures, Book characters, Cats, dogs, and mice, Great boy role models
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Kid, 10 years old December 8, 2013

Interesting book,my favorite series

Kid, 11 years old May 18, 2015

The TV Series Is Just as Good as The Books!

These are awesome! The TV series is just as good as the book series! (Actually, I like the books better) But, these are very appropriate. Of course there's love in it, and for that reason I say 9 and up.......
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