Kid vs. Kat

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Popular with kids
Feline's evil schemes are outrageous -- but fun for kids.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 21 reviews

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A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

No specific educational content.

Positive Messages

The show isn't out to teach any particular lessons -- the sole goal is entertainment. That said, the characters do tend toward violence as a form of conflict resolution, and there's plenty of plotting and scheming.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Kat is always trying to kill Coop. Coop's dad is oblivious not only to Kat's malicious intentions but also to his whiny daughter's manipulative skills -- which she routinely wields on him.

Violence & Scariness

Lots of exaggerated cartoon violence. There are physical brawls between Coop and the vicious cat, and the cat routinely attempts to kill Coop by crushing him with boulders, causing explosions, slashing him with razor-sharp claws, etc. But Coop is never worse for the wear, always escaping with only a few cuts and scrapes.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this larger-than-life cartoon centers on an evil cat's attempts to annihilate a young boy, so exaggerated cartoon violence -- like boisterous physical brawls and explosions -- is common. None of this content will be new to the show's targeted audience of grade schoolers, but it's worth noting. The focus here is clearly on entertainment over reality and/or positive messages, but if you don't mind that, your kids will probably enjoy the duo's antics.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydamariso May 11, 2016
Adult Written by_Kat_ January 7, 2021

Ripoff Horrible

0 stars. Most of the characters are mostly either bland and/or unlikable. (With Coop just being bland and rarely unlikable)
Coop is sometimes a huge jerk to som... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byyeetus_gleetus July 26, 2019

The way Kat wins can be infuriating

Look I like the show but Coop never wins it’s like very rage inducing to me like can someone other than Dennis believe him? Torturing the main character has bec... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byPme1223 August 3, 2018

Good show.

This was one of the series that I saw most when I was a child

What's the story?

When Coop's little sister Millie brings home a mysterious stray cat, \ he's sure it's not the friendly feline Millie insists it is. He's \ right: Soon Coop discovers the cat is actually a diabolical would-be \ assassin who's set his evil eye on Coop. Unfortunately no one in the \ family believes Coop's story; with no one to back him up, he's on his \ own to thwart the cat's repeated attempts to take him out.

Is it any good?

KID VS. KAT fits right in with zany cartoons like SpongeBob Squarepants, with a similar mix of outrageous comedy, unlikely scenarios, and over-the-top characters. If your kids are already familiar with this type of humor, little here will surprise them, and they'll probably enjoy the ridiculous nature of this curious spin on the cat-and-mouse game.

That said, if you're searching for a show with real substance, know that this isn't it. The name of the game here is pure comedic entertainment, so your kids won't be picking up any strong lessons from the stories or bits of wisdom from the characters. And it's probably a good idea to keep really little ones away altogether, since the cat in full attack mode could be frightening.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about whether cartoon violence has less of an impact than real-life violence. If so, why?

  • Why do you think so many kids' cartoons have such a high level of fighting and explosions? Kids: Would you watch a cartoon that didn't have them? Why or why not?

  • Do you have any pets? Do you consider them family members? How smart do you think animals are? How does their instinctive behavior compare to humans'?

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For kids who love animals

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