Kid President: Declaration of Awesome

 
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Viral-video star brings inspiring messages to fun TV series.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Strong, empowering messages about being confident in who you are and bettering the world through a positive attitude. 

Positive messages

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. 

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.

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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. 

What's the story?

KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME is an extension of a series of popular YouTube clips centered around 10-year-old Robby Novak's alter ego, Kid President. In this show, he champions themes of joy, compassion, and generosity of spirit as they relate to his favorite message about making the world an awesome place. Between segments in which he delivers these affirmations himself are clips in which he talks to celebrities such as Kevin Costner about their thoughts on the day's topic, as well as features that celebrate everyday kids who are out there making a difference in unique ways.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

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'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. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about affecting change. What evidence do you see in your community of people caring for others? What need is this filling and for whom? How far-reaching are its effects? Do you see a need that you could fill?

  • Kids: Why is it important to have a positive attitude in life? How can such an outlook make it easier to overcome challenges you face? Does Kid President's sunny personality make you more interested in what he has to say?

  • What do you think accounts for Kid President's popularity? How has the Internet changed the nature of fame? Can anyone be famous now? Is it just as easy to become known for positive actions as for negative ones? Why, or why not?

TV details

Cast:Robby Novak
Network:Discovery Family Channel
Genre:Variety Show
Topics:Great boy role models
TV rating:TV-G

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