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JingleKids

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Friendship is key in imaginative Russian animated import.

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

Positive Messages

Friendship is a major theme. So is forgiveness. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

The JingleKids are loyal to each other. Trouble isn't mean spirited or out to hurt anyone, but manages to live up to its name in every episode. 

Violence & Scariness

Mishaps cause things to crash and fall, but no one gets hurt. Fake pistols and other imaginative defense weaponry sometimes visible, but in a comical form. 

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Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that JingleKids is a popular Russian animated series about kids and animals who live in a magical world enjoying their day-to-day hobbies. There are lots of little mishaps during the friends' adventures, but no one really gets hurt. On occasion crude weapons (like fake guns) are pulled, but nothing ever happens as a result. There are also some slight cultural nuances visible while the characters interact, but this doesn't have an impact on the overall stories or the positive ways they socialize with each other. Ultimately, it's more entertaining than educational, but appropriate for kids. 

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What's the story?

JINGLEKIDS is a Russian children's animated series about a group of children and creatures living together in a wonderland. The series, which is dubbed into English, features Trouble, a furry creature who is well-intentioned but somehow manages to create chaos for his friends as they pursue their individual interests in baking, painting, studying math and science, and other hobbies. But despite the mix-ups, they always remain friends. 

Is it any good?

This imaginative and beautifully animated series, which is extremely popular in Russia, offers a colorful cast of characters who live in a magical world enjoying their day-to-day hobbies. Much of the entertainment comes from the mishaps unintentionally created by Trouble and his furry counterparts, which often seems to have a domino effect on the rest of the gang.

But friendship is also a major theme here, and while there are moments of frustration, everything is always forgiven in the end. Despite some minor cultural differences in the way the characters sometimes behave, JingleKids offers some universal entertainment that kids will enjoy. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about magical worlds. Kids: What kinds of things would you like have happen in an imaginary world? What kind of friends would you have?

  • What universal messages does JingleKids send about friends and friendship? Do you think you could be friends with someone (or something) like Trouble? Why? 

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