A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Introduction to the Hindu Holi holiday but lacks dialogue or context to help kids learn much of anything.
Bheem is curious and encourages exploration, but some of the other characters are a bit mean.
Positive Role Models
Entire cast is Indian, and the story celebrates the Hindu holiday of Holi. Bheem is a good example of curiosity, but his superpowers (and lack of dialogue to explain his superpowers) don't make him relatable to young kids. Also, several of the other characters are purposely naughty and mischievous.
Violence & Scariness
Characters show mild negative feelings towards each other like mistrust and dislike. Squirt guns are used to shoot colorful liquid at each other during the Holi holiday.
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There's no dialogue at all in the series, but some cheeky body language includes characters sticking tongues out at each other and shaking their behinds at other characters to taunt them.
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Products & Purchases
Part of the Mighty Little Bheem series.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors is the Holi-focused edition of the Mighty Little Bheem series, which celebrates Indian culture. Bheem is a curious and adventurous toddler with superpowers, but his superpowers (and lack of any dialogue to explain his superpowers) don't make him relatable to young kids. Also, several of the other characters are purposely naughty and mean. There's no dialogue at all in the series, but there's some cheeky body language, including characters sticking tongues out at each other and shaking their behinds in a taunting fashion. Squirt guns are used to shoot colorful liquid at each other during the Holi holiday. Festival of Colors is an OK first introduction to Holi, but there's minimal learning happening since there's no dialogue to explain what's going on.
Is It Any Good?
Mighty Little Bheem: Festival of Colors is mostly a bunch of missed opportunities. The series is visually beautiful and a lovely celebration of Holi, the Hindu spring festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. It's a good introduction to Holi, but since the series doesn't have any dialogue kids are not likely to learn much about the holiday, other than the fact that people shoot colors at each other. There are naughty kids in the stories, but they don't suffer any consequences, because Bheem escapes their plots with his superpowers. Kids will enjoy some of Bheem's silly antics, but the storylines are confusing since there's no dialogue. Festival of Colors could be great with a few small tweaks. In its current version, it's mostly mediocre.
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