By Polly Conway,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Kooky animated series has cartoonish violence, teamwork.
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Angus is protective of his "little nimbus." The Post team works together, learning how to deal with disappointment, adjust expectations, be responsible. Parker is kind and compassionate.
Positive Role Models
Angus looks tough but is always fair and gentle. He is a parent figure and role model for the eager Parker, who, sometimes naively, wants to do the right thing and get the results he expects.
Violence & Scariness
Frequent cartoonish, exaggerated violence. Characters are thrown around and into dangerous situations but always come out OK in the end. For example, Angus hits the ground from a height and is flattened; when he runs into a cactus, his rear end swells up in a pretty gross way. Russell throws up a bunch of garbage.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Angus' butt is shown briefly for comedic effect.
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Lots of words for rear end, including "bum," "butt," "rumpus," and much discussion of a "booty trap," where Angus runs into a cactus and gets a very swollen rear. Name-calling like "stupid" and "jerk face."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Middlemost Post is an animated series about the adventures of a quirky mail delivery team. Based out of a ship that balances precariously on top of a snowy mountain, the crew consists of former sailor Angus (voiced by Adventure Time's John DiMaggio); former cloud Parker (Becky Robinson), who's ready for a new career; and current walrus Russell, a silent partner who acts a lot like a dog. Together they run the Middlemost Post, all while learning how to live and work together. Expect some cartoonish violence and language, including lots of words for rear end ("bum," "butt," "rumpus") and much discussion of a "booty trap," where Angus runs into a cactus and gets a very swollen rear end. There's also name-calling like "stupid" and "jerk face." This fast-paced but surprisingly warm series teaches sincere lessons about teamwork and family while being totally kooky at the same time.
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What's the Story?
Parker (Becky Robinson), a nimbus cloud, has taken up a new line of work: delivering mail for the Middlemost Post. His boss, retired sailor Angus (voiced by Adventure Time's John DiMaggio), shows him the ropes, along with the help of walrus friend Russell. Did we mention that Parker and Russell can shapeshift whenever they feel like it? Getting the mail where it needs to go isn't always easy: They have to contend with the disapproval of the mayor (Colton Dunn), as well as deal with daily life stuff like chores, but this crack team is up for the challenge.
Is It Any Good?
It has all the hallmarks of the standard frenetic animated Nick offering (lots of butt jokes, over-the-top violence, and physical gags galore), but there's a warmth and sweetness to this series that feels special. Possibly helping that cause is the lovely voice work of veteran DiMaggio, who brings a softness to the rough-looking Angus, and Parker's enthusiasm (slightly less crazed than the obvious comparison: SpongeBob) is infectious.
Why is this particular crew in charge of the local mail? Don't worry about it. Like Angus wisely says, "You don't know what you don't know." Kids will enjoy Middlemost Post's many visual gags as Parker transforms into everyday objects, and parents will appreciate how he learns how to deal with disappointment and life not always living up to expectations (sometimes it turns out even better!).
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about teamwork. How do Angus, Parker, and Russell work together to get their tasks done? What makes them a great team? Why do you think teamwork is an important skill to have?
How do you feel about cartoonish violence, like in this show or others like Looney Tunes? Does it affect you the same way as "real" violence? Why, or why not?
Parker is optimistic and eager to become a better worker. What other qualities does he have that you might see in yourself?
- Premiere date: July 9, 2021
- Cast: John DiMaggio, Colton Dunn
- Network: Nickelodeon
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Friendship
- TV rating: TV-Y7
- Last updated: October 14, 2022
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