Parents' Guide to

Little Big Awesome

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Quirky, creative mixed-media series has broad appeal.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 3+

Busy, but creative and fun.

My son was watching a different Amazon show when an ad for this show came on and he was captivated immediately. It reminds me of Adventure Time, but made for an even younger audience. My only criticism of this show is that it's kind of busy, silly, and loud, so if you prefer having relaxing, more low key shows on for your kids, this isn't the one for you. It also isn't exactly educational, but is definitely creative. It's entertaining for adults as well.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+


Nothing unique. Has the word “stupid” occasionally. Lots of fluff and nonsense. My husband can’t stand it. Kids are captivated.

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (1):

This series is an oddly amusing mixture of fantasy and creativity with appeal that's not limited to kids. The unusual juxtaposition of animation, puppetry, and live-action makes the show visually interesting throughout, and the anthropomorphism that brings to life unexpected objects keeps viewers guessing about what will happen next. Generally absurd contrasts in the characters' appearances and their actions make up much of the show's humor -- a bubble who just wants to hug pointy objects, a tiny creature whose dreams of villainy conflict with his cuddly appearance, and so forth. The content isn't deep, but it is unique and full of surprises, and the show boasts a stellar voice cast, plus celebrity guests like Weird Al Yankovic voicing secondary characters like Mr. Sun.

Little Big Awesome's biggest selling point is the dynamic duo at its center. Gluko and Lennon represent the very best in a BFF relationship: They're loyal, they're free to be themselves, they appreciate each other's oddities, and they always have each other's back no matter where their adventures lead them. Besides the obvious positive messages about friendship, this duo reminds viewers that differences don't have to separate us; rather, they make life more interesting.

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