Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Themes of perseverance, friendship dominate dystopian tale.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 5+

Refreshing!

We're Missionary Baptist, and our son is 5. He gets limited screen-time and we screen all movies, shows, and even the few educational games he is allowed to play. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kipo! It has characters that look like us, messages about perseverance, learning about the world around you, and how to treat your neighbors. We only know a handful of gay families, and want our son to know how to interact with all peoples: With respect and love. Point blank. Exactly what Yhwh teaches us. Watching Kipo got us to have conversations about astronomy, why and how insects regenerate limbs, you name it! He didn't ask about Benson being gay, but did ask why he "didn't like the pretty girl back". He asked if it hurt Kipo's feelings, and we got to discuss that Benson likes people other than Kipo, and that's OK, and they could still be friends and support each other. We also got to have a very short conversation about how, when people he isn't attracted to try to cross boundaries, he has the right to have his boundaries respected, and vice versa. For all the amazing parents out there worried about the conversations that could come from some of these moments in the show, I encourage you to keep going and keep having these positive conversations. God allows all people in His world, and it's our job to teach our babies how to love all, even those who are different from us. There are same-sex attractions in our world and we're grateful that that one, small moment in the show gave us a chance to teach our baby, in our home, how to deal when he comes across them (through a great show)!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 8+

(8yr)-Really funny. They stick up for each other.

My little sister is 8 years old n really likes superhero type shows. I have only been watching the show 5 minutes but it seems really funny and cool. Yes she realizes that the character Benson is gay and is not influenced nor bother by the fact. I don’t believe putting gay characters on tv is “pushing an agenda” I grown up watching straight people kiss on tv as a kid on shows like Drake and Josh” which was a kids show and l was never influenced to go make out with boys. I also think including characters like Benson well help stop bullying at school. Overall great show my sister loves it and says they always stick up for each other and their pets are funny and cool.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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