A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
You don't have to have superpowers to be super. No matter how big or how small you are, you can be helpful to your community. It's important to be true to yourself, and not hide.
Positive Role Models
Gretel is a positive role model because she embraces her super powers and saves her community from unpredictable danger with her beloved Hamster. Her older brother, Kevin, is also a positive role model because despite not having powers - he uses his skills and sense of protectiveness to help his sister and Hamster save the day.
Hamster and Gretel has lots of diverse representation. Gretel has ADHD, and often gets distracted or doesn't think things through when she's on a mission to help. Her and her brother have a Venezuelan step-mother and hyphenated last names, "Grant-Gomez". There are several secondary characters from different racial and religious backgrounds in the series. Friendship and teamwork are major themes of the show.
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Violence & Scariness
Like any animated superhero series, there is some mild danger featured in the show. This includes fires, meteor strikes, villains, etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hamster & Gretel is an animated action comedy series from the creators of Phineas and Ferb, with a similar animation style. The show's storyline has parallels to other Disney originals like Hannah Montana or Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion in that the main character is famou but must conceal her true identity from the world. Friendship and the importance of working together as a team are major themes of the show. Mild peril and violence, including crashes and fires, are used for humorous effect.
Is It Any Good?
This is a funny and action-packed show that young audience members will enjoy. Hamster & Gretel is very reminiscent of other popular Disney shows. The series includes a fun and upbeat soundtrack, bright animations, and lovable characters. While Hamster and Gretel isn't educational, the show features some diverse characters and promotes teamwork and friendship.
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