Grizzy and the Lemmings

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Colorful, fast-paced forest fun has some fantasy violence.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 7 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Mindless violence, revenge, no redeeming value

With so many possibilities out there, this one is better passed up. When I choose "I think it's for kids age 5 and up" I mean that I believe that is the targeted audience. However, I don't think it is a good fit for any age group if one is hoping for a shred of enriching content.

This title has:

Too much violence
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age 12+

Violence - revengeful, gratuitous and abusive

Today the 7-year-old asked to watch this show. He says they are being allowed to watch this at lunch in his public school classroom. He wanted us to watch Grizzy and the Lemmings: Camping in the Wild (season 2, episode 1). At 1 minute 24 seconds a camouflaged military weapons train appears and a cruise missile (labelled 3M-13, oddly similar in designation to a real-life Russian missile called 3M-14) is deployed through the top of the box-car before being launched at a partridge. The partridge is missed but the ranger house in which the bear is sleeping is blown to smithereens and incinerated. Apparently this is what is euphemistically called "fantasy violence" but it appears beyond the pale to me in a world or real life missile strikes destroying schools, hospitals, villages and people, including children. With so very much available from which to choose, I see no reason why a parent would choose to allow a child to watch this. The comments at this website about this program written by children themselves -- some of them siblings of younger children -- are especially revealing in that more than one would not allow their sibling to watch it if were it up to them and observes the negative effects on the sibling's behavior. In the end a parent may decide their child needs this sort of mindless, gratuitous violence (it is the over-riding plot structure) but it certainly should not be offered to students in public schools as idle entertainment.

This title has:

Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.

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