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Kulipari: An Army of Frogs

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Graphic novels inspire fantastic -- but violent -- series.

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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+
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Serious Subjects Treated Simply - A Good Adventure Series

Kulipari tells a story of war, the frog people are attacked by the Scorpions and have to come together and resist to survive the invasion. While some parents may find the subject a little mature for their kids, the cartoon focuses on positive messages, like "friendship, endurance and forgiveness". It is of course a cartoon for kids, so my son (6) just enjoyed it for the fights and acrobatics, but I prefer a cartoon that tries to teach some good messages while showing fights, to something simply "dumb" and "purposeless".

Is It Any Good?

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This exceptional fantasy adventure has cross-generational appeal, prominent social messages, and more than one outstanding role model, but it's not a one-size-fits-all show. Though its animation and seemingly benign insect and amphibian cast suggest it's meant for kids, there are some dark moments and heavy themes that may not be appropriate for them. Battle scenes can be intense, and the constant threat of an invasive enemy puts the general population of underdog creatures (frogs, turtles, platypuses) in harm's way time and again. On one hand, Kulipari does well to represent the realities of war and the courageous acts required to defend one's homeland; on the other, it can be a scary watch for kids who sympathize with the gentler species.

Tweens, teens, and even adults who watch will find many worthwhile themes at play in the story. Astute viewers will notice the effects of different community constructs, for one. Scorpions grow up in a climate of violence and competition with one goal -- dominance -- in mind and so become greedy for more victims and space. Conversely, the frog community is generally cooperative, and competition exists to benefit the group instead of the individual, which generates a friendlier environment. Similarly, in Darel viewers find a well-rounded hero who dreams big but remembers his humble roots, which causes him to be motivated by peace, friendship, and the sense of being part of something bigger than himself. The bottom line? This is a real know-your-kid situation because of the show's tension, but if you're looking for a thought-provoking series you can enjoy with your tweens, Kulipari is worth your time.

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