Hello World!

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Mix of wildlife and music is a family-friendly treat.

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Positive Messages

Compassion is a major theme. Nature should be respected, protected, celebrated. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Animals do what they have to do to survive.

Violence & Scariness

Scenes of animals hunting, killing, eating other animals.

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Language

"Damn."

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Hello World! is a family-friendly, animal-themed series that's narrated by and includes music from popular singers. It offers positive messages about taking care of animals in the wild. There are some scenes of animals hunting, killing, and eating other animals, but it's presented as natural. Nonetheless, younger or more sensitive viewers may find these moments tough to watch. The word "damn" is used.

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What's the story?

HELLO WORLD! is a six-part series that takes a unique look at the wild animals of the world with the help of musical artists. It's presented in association with the World Wildlife Fund, and Usher, Christina Aguilera, Joan Jett, Dave Matthews, Steven Tyler, and Ellie Goulding each narrate an episode that features animals from various habitats. They also use their music as the soundtrack for each installment. Each singer has his or her own musical style, but they all remind us that nature offers a sense of renewal, beauty, and inspiration.

Is it any good?

This family-friendly series tells stories that offer universal lessons about respecting, enjoying, and protecting our natural habitat. The photography is beautiful, and the lighthearted narration each artist offers makes it entertaining. However, it's the music showcased that adds a uniquely dramatic flair.

Hello World! is full of playful moments and highlights how all species of animal, big and small, bring something unique to the ecosystem. Meanwhile, efforts made by the animals to survive, including hunting and killing, are treated as simply a part of nature and not as something scary. All in all, it's something that both animal and music lovers of all ages can enjoy.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the range of animals that exist in the wild. Why are so many of them endangered or close to extinction? What can we do to make sure that all species of animals survive in the wild?

  • Why do you think musicians wanted to be involved with a nature show? How can media be used to help other people? 

  • How does Hello World! promote compassion? Why is this an important character strength?

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