Parents' Guide to

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast

By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A little girl's imagination runs wild.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

The Girl with a Big Imagination

I used to love this show when I was a kid and listen to the characters' voices. It makes me want to learn more about the voice actors and find the connection between acting and imagination. Since then, I realized that the creators of this show have made a couple more children TV shows and a holiday special that will make children's imaginations run wild.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+


why do i see off for 17?

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (5):

Maggie and the Ferocious Beast's main focus is on the importance of friendship and what it means to be a good friend. Each of the three main characters has a different personality, with obvious strengths and weaknesses. These differences both complicate the group's adventures and provide ways to solve their problems together. Music is also strongly featured, since Maggie, the Ferocious Beast, and Hamilton always gather together in song while traveling through Nowhere Land.

Although the adventuring-with-animal-pals formula of Maggie and the Ferocious Beast is nothing new in children's television, the series is still cute and entertaining for the preschool set. Some kids may not like the Ferocious Beast -- not because he's ferocious (he's very friendly and loving), but because of his odd appearance (he somewhat resembles a yellow elephant with the bald head of a man). Nonetheless, Maggie and her friends are full of fun and enthusiasm, and preschoolers will enjoy their wacky expeditions in Nowhere Land.

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