A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
No specific educational content.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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