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Grizzy and the Lemmings
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Grizzy and the Lemmings is an animated series about the life of a bear and his lemming "friends." It has lots of fast-paced action and funny moments, but can push the envelope a bit with fantasy violence of the Looney Tunes variety -- things like dropping heavy items on lemmings' heads, crashing through glass windows, etc. Most of the antics featured backfire in some way, and no one gets hurt, but some of it may be too much for younger kids.
What's the story?
GRIZZY AND THE LEMMINGS is a French children’s animated series about the antics of a grizzly bear and some lemmings. Grizzy (Pierre-Alain de Garrigues) lives in a park ranger’s home in the Canadian forest. Life is usually good in the woods, unless the gang of little furry rodents (Josselin Charier) find their way into his home and make trouble.
Is it any good?
This fun French import features the Minion-like lemmings creating all sorts of chaos for their grizzly bear neighbor. From using Grizzy’s refrigerator as a cooling device on a hot summer day, to stealing his Yummy Bear spread, they all seem determined to take what they want. Unfortunately, Grizzy often uses tactics to reclaim his space, and his property, that backfire on all of them.
Grizzy and the Lemmings also contains a fair amount of fantasy violence, like purposely smashing heavy boxes on lemmings, running through glass windows, and imagining getting whacked in the head with a metal bar and knocked out. None of the anthropomorphic animals are hurt, but a few of these moments are a little much for younger children. But it’s colorful, fast-paced, and full of humor, all characteristics that make the series highly entertaining.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the lemmings' behavior. Are they trying to be mean? Are there better ways for Grizzy to resolve his issues with them?
Like many animated shows, Grizzy and the Lemmings features lots of fantasy violence. When does this type of activity cross the line when it comes to kids? How can you tell?