Parents' Guide to


By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated insect adventures have mild fantasy violence.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

Exposure to Science

My 5 year old recently started watching this show and I think it's great! The acting is good enough that it's not terrible to watch (like some kids' shows). Also, what I think the Common Sense Media review left out is the exposure to science. There is a running theme of Gramps tinkering and fixing things. He sometimes uses big words and talks about things like currents and other scientific themes.
age 10+

very cute show except for one thing

A very cute show. I have one problem with it though. It uses the intro music from the show Tales From the Crypt. and the flytrap at the start of the cartoon is fashioned from the cryptkeeper from the same show. Can not get past that.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The engaging series offers colorful adventure and suspense as Zak, Gramps, and their friends make their way through the natural habitats of various insects. Throughout their adventures, it highlights the predatory behavior of various bugs, but does so in a way that is fast-paced and humorous. Meanwhile, it underscores the growing relationship between Zak and his grandfather.

There's some tension here, as fears of getting caught, stung, or eaten are always present. The show's narrator, a rather creepy looking Venus Fly Trap, may also cause some jitters in the very young. Some of the chases and occasional crashes may be a little intense for them too. But for kids old enough to handle it, Insectibles is fun and lively, and the short installments are just long enough to keep them engaged and entertained.

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