A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series teaches kids to think creatively to solve problems, and the band's upbeat songs expose young viewers to a variety of musical sounds and encourage them to get up and move along.
Every episode is full of positive messages about teamwork, empathy, respect for others, and creative problem solving.
Positive Role Models
The Movers are the ultimate team players -- they're always willing to lend a helping hand and are respectful of one another's ideas and suggestions.
Products & Purchases
The Movers have a selection of CDs and DVDs available, so young fans may ask for those after watching the show.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that, like The Wiggles, Imagination Movers stars a lively musical quartet whose tunes are catchy and kid-friendly, so young fans might start asking for the band's CDs after hearing the songs. (At least in this case, parents probably won't mind listening to them over and over...) The Movers will win kids over with their silly antics, but they back up the silliness with positive messages about teamwork, respect for others, and creative problem solving.
Is It Any Good?
It's true that the show's basic premise harkens back to The Wiggles' heyday, but parents may find the Movers more enjoyable than their Aussie counterparts. For one, their musical influences for their stories structured around music video-like performances include everything from U2 to REM. There are no oversized stuffed animals of any kind, though a small Warehouse Mouse (voiced by Kevin Carlson) will fill kids' needs for a cuddly character. The problem-solving process in Imagination Movers encourages kids to brainstorm with the guys, who are always quick to remind viewers that there are "no bad ideas when you're brainstorming." Even the show's quirky props are thoughtful and serve specific purposes, like Scott's "wobble goggles," which allow him to view a situation from a different perspective to better understand it.
Of course, none of this will impress kids as much as the Movers' addictive sense of humor and quest for fun. The guys are clearly at home being their zany selves for their kid viewers, and even parents will find it impossible to not enjoy their high-energy, expressive performances. And there's no denying their well-deserved popularity among young music fans, who already appreciate their toe-tapping tunes and kid-pleasing lyrics.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.