Go! Go! Cory Carson

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Sweet stories, exceptional messages in toy-inspired series.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

Cory's experiences hold important lessons for preschoolers about skills like taking turns, making new friends, overcoming fears, and being responsible. As he encounters others in his community, he also emphasizes the diverse and valuable work they do, from teaching school to cleaning up the streets.

 

Positive Messages

Preschoolers will relate to many aspects of Cory's personality. At different times, he demonstrates curiosity, cautiousness, excitability, impulsivity, and eagerness to learn. He tries hard to be the best young car he can be, but also makes mistakes that force him to take responsibility for what he's done. The series celebrates diversity in the many different types of vehicles it includes among the town's residents, and it ensures that female characters are represented adequately and in some traditionally male-dominated professions like firefighting. Strong themes of friendship, healthy emotional regulation, and civic involvement.

Positive Role Models & Representations

That Cory is such a good role model for kids is not surprising given the kind and caring adults who surround him. They set excellent examples of patience and responsibility, gently guiding without directing and helping him make good choices.

 

Violence & Scariness

No violence, but some stories show moderately perilous situations, such as a fire in a tall building and a vehicle that needs rescuing.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Cory Carson is a VTech brand with toys and playsets featuring characters from the series.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Go! Go! Cory Carson is an animated Netflix series starring a line of toy cars and other vehicles from VTech. Despite the commercial tie-in, there's no mention of the VTech brand beyond a glimpse of the logo at the start of the show. The characters' experiences encourage emotional awareness in preschool-age viewers and underscore the many important jobs that help communities stay safe, healthy, and running smoothly. Cory is an excellent role model for kids, being a believable blend of energy, enthusiasm, and occasional wariness in unfamiliar situations, and he always shows that he is willing to learn important lessons. Expect lots of teaching moments by way of Cory's experiences and emotional honesty, all of which promises quality content for young kids.

 

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User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written byAliciap11 January 30, 2020

Wholesome and entertaining

My 2 year old loves this. The episodes are short, around 7 mins, so he can watch through. It's got cute stories with good messages and positive role models...
Parent of a 4-year-old Written byGallyot January 18, 2020

First haircut

We were at the barber shop for my 23 month olds first hair cut. He was sitting well for the first part but I needed to scramble to keep him calm. I quickly foun... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byYa ya papaya July 4, 2020

Great movie for kids

It doesn't have a interested plot and it is Riley hard for little kids to understand but little kids love it is really education i recommend it for *kids*
Teen, 14 years old Written byrandomaccount March 20, 2020

Great show!

My little brother loves this show and I think that it is great! This show includes really likable characters and good messages.

What's the story?

GO! GO! CORY CARSON follows a curious and eager young car named Cory (voiced by Alan C. Lim) as he explores his hometown of Bumperton Hills, makes new friends, and has all kinds of fun and exciting adventures. Like most parents, Cory's Mama (Kerry Gudjohnsen) and Papa (Paul Killiam) are a little bit sad that their son is growing up so fast, but they enjoy watching him learn about the community and his place in it through his explorations. Whether he's off on a field trip with his friends Halle Copter (Adelaide Hirasaki), Kimmy (Neena-Sinaii Simpo) and Timmy O'Tool (Eli Morse), and Freddie Firetruck (Smith Foreman), or he's at home playing with his younger sister, Chrissy (Maisie Benson), Cory's always up for whatever the day brings.

Is it any good?

Sweetness abounds in this darling series that packages all kinds of preschool-appropriate feelings and conundrums into the heroic main character. Cory's best intentions sometimes get the better of him and land him in some uncomfortable and unfamiliar predicaments (maybe this sounds familiar?), but as viewers will see, he's not one to back down from them. Instead he makes the best of every situation, learns valuable lessons, and tries to do better the next time around. All the while he's supported by his loving parents and the other caring adults in his life.

Cory's individual example aside, Go! Go! Cory Carson has much to teach youngsters about the structure and purpose of a community as a whole. Bumperton Hills is a place that works like a well-oiled machine because of the residents in it, each of whom has a specific role to fill. There are teachers, firefighters, police officers, sanitation workers, and babysitters, and as Cory comes into contact with each one, viewers learn along with him how vital those respective contributions are to the greater community. Even better, the show makes a concerted effort to represent both female and male characters in a variety of occupations and to emphasize the inherent value of every job that is done.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the many jobs that are filled by the residents of Bumperton Hills. How is each different vehicle best suited for his/her occupation? How can you tell that they take pride in their work and are valued by others? Where do you see those same jobs in action in your community?

  • How does Cory's impulsiveness get him into trouble at times? How might you make different decisions in those same scenarios? Why is it important to take responsibility when you make mistakes?

  • Which adults in Cory's life help model positive characteristics like integrity and self-control? How does Cory apply what he learns to his life? Who in your life acts as a good role model for you?

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