Martin Morning

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Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Cute French series has positive lessons about acceptance.

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Positive Messages

Contains messages about adapting to changes in healthy (and sometimes creative) ways. Underscores importance of accepting those who look different. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Assistant principal and Toughy can be difficult to deal with, but Martin's friends and family accept him for who he is and support him. 

Violence & Scariness

Contains some mild fantasy violence, including occasional falls down stairs, sword fights, and threats to be thrown into wells or be punished. No one gets hurt, and things eventually work out. 

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Roxanne is Martin's "almost" girlfriend, but it's all very innocent. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Martin Morning is a kids' series about a little boy who transforms into a new form or magical figure every morning. There's some fantasy violence, including people falling, or fighting with swords or other weapons, but no one gets hurt and everything turns out fine in the end. The show has lots of positive messages about being accepted for who you are, and the challenge of adapting to change. 

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What's the story?

MARTIN MORNING is a children's animated series about a little boy who transforms into fantastic forms. Martin is a regular 9-year-old boy who goes to school and has lots of friends, like Gromo and Roxanne. But every morning at 7:30 a.m., he wakes up as a different type of being, like a werewolf, a superhero, or even a dragon. It isn't always easy for him, but his friends accept him as he is, and join him on the adventures inspired by each transformation. But assistant principal Mr. Grinsle considers Martin to be a menace, and sometimes Toughy, the school bully, tries to make his life difficult. 

Is it any good?

This fun and lively reboot of the popular French children's series (which is dubbed into English) features a little boy who has had to learn to adapt to change as a result of transforming from one being to another every day. This process sometimes leaves him feeling a bit worried about how he will be received by his peers, or about the problems that may ensue that day. But his parents are reassuring, and he's fully embraced by his friends for who he is no matter what. This message of acceptance is an important one, and makes Martin Morning an entertaining and positive viewing option for kids. 

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  • Families can talk about the messages Martin Morning sends about accepting people for who they are. Why are people who look or act differently from the norm often ignored? What character strengths do Martin's friends exhibit by being there for him, even when he looks scary or strange?

  • How many different kinds of beings does Martin turn into? Which ones do you think are his favorites? Why? Which one is your favorite? 

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