A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Strong, empowering messages about being confident in who you are and bettering the world through a positive attitude.
The show's message is simple: Be the best person you can be, and use your gifts to benefit the world. Whether that's by brightening someone's day with a simple hug or filling a greater community need, every effort to improve is time well spent. Kid President's exuberance for life spills over into this project of compassion and inspiration in a way that will resonate with kids. Major themes include empathy and self-control.
Positive Role Models
Kid President inspires viewers -- and kids in particular -- to embrace who they are and what they can do for others. He reminds them that potential has nothing to do with a person's size or appearance; it's all about what they want to do and give.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kid President: Declaration of Awesome stars viral sensation Robby Novak, who shot to fame with numerous YouTube shorts centered around his musings on life. The show stays true to the original clips' message of empowerment and spotlights average people (oftentimes kids) taking simple steps to change their communities for the better. Celebrities weigh in on the day's theme as well, always with positive things to say about making a difference, tapping inner potential, and appreciating the important things in life. A creative animation style gives this mixed-media series pop that will really appeal to kids in the audience as well.
Is It Any Good?
Arguably the world's most recognizable buttoned-down 10-year-old, Robby Novak proves that his endearing stage presence shouldn't be limited to three-minute shorts. What fans young and old love about his inspiring messages and his exuberant delivery blossoms within 30 minutes, allowing him to dig deeper into themes such as Real-Life Heroes and Families and to devote ample time to other people's input on the day's topic. The result is a nicely crafted balance between Kid President's trademark musings and a glimpse into how some people are already taking his inspiring messages to heart.
No matter what you like in a TV series, you're bound to find some of it in Kid President: Declaration of Awesome's variety-show format. There's comedy, inspiration, contemplation, and a clever meeting between live-action and animated features throughout the show. You'll hear from stars and meet small-town folks with big dreams, and Kid President will encourage you to reflect on your own feelings about the topics he explores. Even better, because the show puts kids at the forefront, yours will be more inclined to listen and be inspired by the positive things they see and hear.
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