Hello Ninja

TV review by
Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media
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Knee-high ninja kids save the day, learn valuable lessons.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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Positive Messages

Themes of teamwork, friendship, and the power of imagination abound.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Wesley's grandma may be old, but she's feisty and full of wisdom. Georgie and Wesley are brave and clever kids who work together to solve problems.

Violence & Scariness

The ninja-esque skills demonstrated by Georgie and Wesley are more focused on attributes like speed and agility than outright combat/fighting.

Sexy Stuff

The series is based on a popular children's book, but there are no overt calls to purchase it.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Hello Ninja is a short but sweet show inspired by the popular picture book of the same name written by N.D. Wilson. The series is aimed mainly at preschool-age kids, with episodes focusing on positive themes like teamwork and problem-solving and less on fighting. There are multiple strong female characters represented, along with a high-kicking feline sidekick who joins in on the fun.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bybigDaddyB July 25, 2020

A poor model for gender roles

The girl character asks questions and the boy answers them. The girl is worried about problems and the boy solves them. The girl makes bad suggestions and the b... Continue reading
Parent of a 6-year-old Written byGlorifishus May 14, 2020

Good Show

A nice show with good themes. I’m very picky about the shows I let my kids watch and was a bit unsure initially about this show when the kid finds a reflection... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old September 11, 2021

Its a stupid show with gender sterotypes

"Hello Ninja" is a 4 season show lightly based off a picture book of the same name. This show is basicly teaching your young ones that Females are Stu... Continue reading

What's the story?

HELLO NINJA is the story of BFFs Wesley and Georgie, a young boy and girl who tackle everyday situations like finding a lost pet or whipping up a PB&J by disappearing into a world of imagination. In this world, they're not just kids, they're brave little ninjas with a penchant for turning seemingly banal tasks -- like cleaning up spilled jelly -- into "critical missions" that help them learn values like personal responsibility and teamwork. Like any good heroes, the kids have a sidekick, too -- a goofy orange cat named Pretzel.

Is it any good?

Though the animation is nothing special, it's pleasant enough, and young viewers are likely to dig the hyper-colorful, not-too-long episodes for their sweet humor and imaginative storylines. Hello Ninja sets up Wesley's grandmother, Baa Chan, as a major influence on the kids. It's refreshing to see an older female character portrayed as not only wise, but also active and vital. Baa Chan is often the person introducing the life lessons they'll learn -- like patience and honesty -- when the team enters the "ninja realm," and she is cleverly represented there by a vibrantly-hued dragon named Kuma. Hello Ninja is a sure bet for fans of similar action-oriented shows with a message, such as PJ Masks.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the power of imagination. How does pretending to be ninjas help Georgie and Wesley get things done? Do you need to be a "hero" to have confidence?

  • How do the characters in Hello Ninja demonstrate teamwork? Why is this an important character strength?

  • How does the Hello Ninja TV show compare to the book of the same name? What are other favorite TV shows or movies you enjoy that are based on books?

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