A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Some limited insight into insect behavior.
Positive family relationships, friendship, bravery, perseverance are all explored.
Positive Role Models
Zak isn’t perfect, but he’s a good kid. Gramps is eccentric, but looks out for him and their friends.
Violence & Scariness
Some mild fantasy violence (explosions, falls), high speed chases. No one gets hurt.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Insectibles is a fun and colorful animated series meant for young kids. It contains some fantasy violence, and concerns about getting attacked or eaten by insects is a common theme. However, most of this is presented in a non-threatening, humorous manner, and no one gets hurt. It highlights the positive relationship between a grandfather and his grandson, as well as friendship. There's some limited information about insect behavior, too.
Is It Any Good?
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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