Mighty Little Bheem

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Toddler's cute adventures show off Indian culture.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate, but its setting in India exposes kids to elements of the lifestyle and culture there through the characters' clothing, music, modes of transportation, and celebrations.

Positive Messages

Kids see Bheem's curiosity inspire his adventures, which are both fun and funny at times. Because he's super strong, he's mostly unsusceptible to dangers that other small toddlers would face in his place, giving him a sense of security that will be unfamiliar to young viewers. The characters communicate through sounds and expressions in this dialogue-free series.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Bheem sees the world as his playground and eagerly experiences all that it has to offer, and he's mostly unaware that his physical strength can hurt others. His family is often absent from the show or only moderately involved in his wanderings.

 

Violence & Scariness

Bheem's adventures involve some mild dangers, as when he's chased by a growling lion who pictures him as a tasty meal, but he never exhibits fear or worry as a result. In one case a playmate exacts revenge on Bheem by tricking him into eating a dangerously hot pepper. More often the stories show him causing mishaps for others with his superhuman strength, like lifting and then dropping them or smacking them and sending them flying across the room.

 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mighty Little Bheem is Netflix's first animated series from India and centers on a toddler version of the mythological-inspired character from a popular Indian series called Chhota Bheem. The fact that Bheem's superhuman strength allows him to lift massive animals and scale tall trees may confuse some kids, and the absence of any dialogue in the show adds to the mystique. Bheem is mostly impervious to danger of any kind, whether it is native wildlife like lions who see him as a meal or the antics of a bigger, older playmate. This show's setting in India encourages awareness of different cultures and lifestyles.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLibC May 8, 2019

Adorable and amazingly accessible

My toddler loves it! I'm in online college so I find myself reluctantly using the TV as a distraction in order to complete assignments. There's a lot... Continue reading
Adult Written bymbogosta April 26, 2019

Can be confusing/scary to young children

We saw this on Netflix and thought it looked cute and colorful. It ended in our 3 year old screaming in terror that a lion was going to eat a baby. It was awf... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byGoatWhoScreams January 5, 2020

Might Be Scary for Children

I thought this was just a cute little cartoon so I showed it to my twin 4-year-old cousins. In the episode we watched, a baby nearly gets eaten by a lion and th... Continue reading

What's the story?

In MIGHTY LITTLE BHEEM, a young toddler with boundless curiosity and superhuman strength finds adventures in and around his home. Whether it's a bee who entices him with honey to follow her or a flower tossed around on the wind that he's determined to catch, there's always something new to capture Bheem's attention and prompt his wanderings. Along the way, he gets into and out of trouble by way of his physical might.

Is it any good?

What Bheem's escapades lack in substance, they more than make up for in visual appeal and general entertainment value. This series is lovely to watch with its vibrant CGI, precocious young star, and expressive character interactions that result from the show's lack of dialogue. Its setting in India exposes viewers to features of the culture, including manners of dress, traditional celebrations, music, and modes of transportation, expanding youngsters' multicultural awareness. Mighty Little Bheem is easy on the eyes and filled with entertainment that's gentle if confusing at times, given what Bheem's physical abilities allow him to do.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what aspects of Bheem's lifestyle are similar to -- and different from -- their own. What kinds of things does Bheem play with in Mighty Little Bheem? Where does he sleep? Does he have boundaries limiting where he can go alone?

  • Where does Bheem's curiosity lead him? Why is it a good thing to be curious about the world around you? How can you explore with safety in mind?

  • How do the characters communicate in place of words? How can you tell by looking at a character how he or she feels? Can you pick up on the same kinds of physical cues in person?

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