Higglytown Heroes



Kids won't fear when these heroes save the day.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Friends and community members help to solve a problem; good lessons in behavior toward others.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a cartoon for preschoolers that teaches lessons about solving problems, working together, and recognizing the contributions that everyone makes to a community. A primary lesson in the series is for kids to see heroes are not only firefighters, but grocers, farmers, and telephone operators.

What's the story?

HIGGLYTOWN HEROES consists of two 15-minute episodes that focus on the daily challenges faced by a group of friends including Eubie, Kip, and brother and sister, Wayne and Twinkle. Also in the mix is Fran, the red squirrel, as the voice of reason. Their challenges may include how to find star-shaped pasta in the grocery store for the Super Special Soup Slurp Night, how to get Grandpa unlocked from the bathroom, or how to care for an unhappy bird. Inevitably the characters face any given situation by singing the signature song, "Someone special, who could it be..." And ta-da, who should appear but the featured hero (featured voices have included Cyndi Lauper, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Betty White).

Is it any good?


Preschoolers will enjoy the colorful visuals and characters of Higglytown Heroes. Parents can appreciate that the show has positive role models and messages. Characters have real-life qualities and situations -- for example, Wayne and Twinkle are of color and appear to have a single mother. Eubie is being raised by his Aunt Millie and Uncle Zooter. The message? There are all different makeups of loving, happy families.

For younger preschoolers, it is a wonderful show to celebrate everyday people and what they do to make giant contributions to their world. It helps kids learn to face their problems, work with a team, and know that it's okay to ask for help.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the series' positive messages. What does this program say about everyday people? Could there be a hero in all of us? What do your kids notice about each family? Can friends be a part of your family?

TV details

Cast:Frankie Ryan Manriquez, Rory Thost, Taylor Masamitsu
Network:Disney Channel
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Book characters, Friendship
TV rating:TV-Y
Available on:DVD

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Kid, 11 years old October 6, 2011

Good for the little ones.

Well it is a little weird but I think it's really friendly and a little cute. I watched this when I was little but I wasn't a fan of it but yeah I like it. It would be good for kids 3-7and a half. This Disney Channel original is cute, funny, and educational. Children learn about the world all around them and how it takes everyone working together to make the world go round. It also teaches them to use their imagination and problem solving skills. Great show for any pre-schooler. but I do have an issue with the Pizza Man and the Hot Dog Man - we're supposed to be educating our kids to eat healthily, not celebrate with a great big pizza or hot dog. I think the way to educate kids is to get them young and show them correctly from day 1. I think it's great that ALL types of people are given the spotlight, no matter what they do, and are are shown as contributing something inportant to society. Does anyone else think the Pizza Guy's behavior is a little strange? I like the Canadian Squirrel, I forgot what his/her name is because It has been years since I have seen this show so I don't remember much from it but I reccomend this for preschoolers. Babies in Daycare won't get it but whatever. Educational
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old May 28, 2011

Dumbest show ever!!!!!!!

Ugh, I hate this show! I mean, Why don't characters have feet? So weird. Why does it have good messages? I hear it has the wrong messages for kids. People just watch it because they want to be treated as idiots for the rest of their life, only an idiot watches this show! I would recommend something else like "Regular Show". Regular show is 2 times better than this show. I hate this show!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byHuebel April 9, 2008

Every Day Heroes

What makes this show so good is that the heroes don't have super powers or a cape. They are everyday people. The real heroes are the people around us: firefighters, doctors, policemen.


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