Higglytown Heroes

TV review by
Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media
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Kids won't fear when these heroes save the day.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

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

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLisamullen84 January 24, 2020

Positive

I like this show for my little ones. It gives positive messages and shows children that they too can be heroes.
Parent of a 2-year-old Written byKieran R. November 7, 2019
Teen, 15 years old Written bysillysasha123 November 14, 2015

C'mon you guys, it was on disney JUNIOR for a reason

This is actually a really good show for little kids! It teaches kids not to worry about relatable town problems, and assures them about comminity helpers who wi... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 18, 2015

Get out of my head haters!

Why is this getting so much hate? I really miss this, although it's a bit childish. Wrong messages? The messages are good, not wrong!

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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