A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Caballeros have to use teamwork to beat the monsters they face. Xandra praises them, "you actually learned to work together." They also eventually learn that money isn't everything.
Positive Role Models
Donald, Jose, and Panchito compliment each other's contributions when fighting monsters. They also decide to pursue their destiny to help others instead of selling their inheritance to make money.
Violence & Scariness
Each episode contains cartoon violence with the main trio often fighting and/or being chased by monsters and other villains. Characters, including Donald, regularly get violently mad and hurt others or destroy things. Side characters often scream at, or threaten, others. There's an evil ancestor, Lord Felldrake the Terrible, that possesses his descendant Baron Von Sheldgoose. Lots of scary creatures and ghouls like astro mummies also make appearances.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Donald calls Daisy "Toots" and gets hearts in his eyes when he talks to her. Her only role in the show is to be the object of Donald's desire. Jose is a flirty character that often has women fawning over him.
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There's a lot of insult language including "boiled brain buffoon," "idiot," "sleazy," and "weirdos."
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Products & Purchases
Donald inherits a cabana in the ritzy part of town that has huge houses. A baron who lives in the mansion next door has literal silver spoons and is shown using money to wipe his face and then burning it. His excess is often an object of ridicule, taking forever to get around his huge mansion, etc. He is also framed as a bad guy for his greed, though Donald, Jose, and Panchito are also very interested in money and treasure initially.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Legend of the Three Caballeros is a reboot of Disney's 1944 live action and animated movie, The Three Caballeros. It's an adventure show that incorporates Greek mythology, magic, and futuristic technology. Unfortunately, there are some parts of the show that aren't quite up-to-date with the times. There are romance storylines with stereotypical gender roles. Each episode contains cartoon violence with the main trio often fighting and/or being chased by monsters and other villains. Characters, including Donald, regularly get violently mad and hurt others or destroy things. Side characters often scream at, or threaten, others. There's a lot of insult language including "Boiled Brain Buffoon," "idiot," "sleazy," and "weirdos." Lots of scary creatures and ghouls like "astro mummies" also make appearances.
Is It Any Good?
At first watch, this updated version of a cartoon classic seems to get a lot right, especially with the addition of a few very capable female characters. But as The Legend of the Three Caballeros goes on, it becomes apparent that there's still a lot to be desired. Though the plot lines have been updated by equipping Greek Goddess Xandra with intriguing technology like "smart maps," the characters' less desirable qualities sadly remain the same. In classic Donald Duck style, he continues to get frustrated and lose his temper often -- regularly becoming violent and hurting others or destroying things. Side characters often scream at, or threaten, others and there's a lot of insult language thrown around. That's not to say the show is a total loss. It definitely gets points for introducing kids to foreign destinations as well as some Greek mythology. There are also a lot of laugh-out-loud moments, though some of the humor is also sarcastic and too adult for the series' target audience. For these reasons, parents watching this throwback with their kids will likely come to the conclusion that there may better choices out there.
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