Magic Adventures of Mumfie

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Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Gentle '90s preschool series has kindly messages for kids.

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Educational Value

Social skills and manners are major components of each story. 

Positive Messages

Friendly characters demonstrate kindness, generosity, and compassion in their relationships. Adventures offer opportunities to solve problems and make good choices. Putting others' needs first always creates happiness for everyone. Stories touch on the basics of good manners through the characters' interactions.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Mumfie is known for her big heart and rosy outlook, and her kindly nature makes her a friend to all, which inspires others to follow suit. Some supporting characters start out the story seeming grumpy or the like, but Mumfie usually inspires a change of heart. Others are perpetually tricky, but no one is mean-spirited.

Violence & Scariness

Mild peril, as when Mumfie falls into a well or is captured, but all happy outcomes. Some spooky concepts like the possibility of ghosts or scary noises in the dark. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Magic Adventures of Mumfie is an animated series whose characters set excellent examples of kindness and compassion for preschoolers. Each episode's adventures offer Mumfie and her friends the opportunity to make a positive impact on someone else. At the same time, they set good examples of the value of having good manners and making thoughtful choices that are helpful, not hurtful. This show's gentle pace and storytelling style are nicely suited to its young audience. 

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymimitchi33 December 12, 2014

The best TV show ever!

This is my favorite TV show of all time. I first watched it on Fox Family Channel with my older brother when I was just two months old, making it the first cart... Continue reading

What's the story?

MAGIC ADVENTURES OF MUMFIE is the story of a kindly elephant named Mumfie who sets out on expeditions in search of excitement and new experiences. He's joined by his best friends, Scarecrow and Pinkey, who help him out of the obstacles that often arise on their magical journey. Along the way, they meet new friends and help them solve their little troubles as well. 

Is it any good?

With its animation roots dating back to the '90s, Magic Adventures of Mumfie isn't so glamorous as many of the modern CGI series at preschoolers' disposal, but it proves that quality content needn't rely on fancy packaging. Whimsical animation and soft-spoken nature of the characters give this delightful series a calmness that's soothing to the senses, much like read-along time with the books on which it's based would be. What's more, the presence of a narrator helps tots connect the characters' actions with their emotions by making observations like "Mumfie was worried" to bridge gaps in dialogue. And of course there's the stories' focus on interpersonal skills, which gives kids great examples of relating to others in kind ways. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about getting along with other people. Kids: Is it always easy to do so? How do other people's personalities create challenges in friendship? Is it possible to be everyone's friend? Why or why not?  

  • How do Mumfie and his friends solve problems? Do their efforts always work the first time? How does it feel when you try something and fail? Why is it important to keep trying?  

  • Are any of the characters in this show scary? If so, what about them (appearance, voice, actions) make them seem threatening? Is it ever fun to be scared just a little by something you see on TV or in a movie?

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