Mike the Knight

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Spunky medieval hero teaches problem-solving to tots.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 10 reviews

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Educational Value

The series is brimming positive learning opportunities about getting along with others and solving problems. The show also introduces preschoolers to a magical version of medieval times, complete with knights, wizards, and talking dragons.

Positive Messages

Each story centers on a positive theme like responsibility, self-acceptance, and self-reliance. Mike's choices often lead to some kind of mayhem, but he always recognizes where he went wrong and uses courage to set things right in the end.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Mike is helpful, hardworking, polite, and a good friend. He sets his sights on his goals and lets nothing get in the way of achieving them. Occasionally his quest to be independent causes him to make questionable choices, but he learns lessons from his mistakes. All of the characters are models of patience, friendship, and helpfulness.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mike the Knight is a fun-filled CGI series that will appeal to preschoolers with its colorful and imaginative presentation of medieval times. It's positive themes of responsibility, loyalty, and friendship will stick with kids even after the TV's turned off. Mike personifies many traits common in this viewing age group -- including impetuousness, independence, and exuberance -- which often leads to some mishaps, but thoughtful problem-solving and help from his friends always save the day. Lovable characters, fun music, and magical adventures round out this superb series for tots.

User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Adult Written byAspie_Pride March 28, 2012

4YO has a new hero

My 4yo LOVES Mike, and we can finally turn off the Disney channel stuff he's been wanting. Can't wait for more episodes!
Adult Written byCaylaJayne91 October 1, 2013

Awesome show! People need to get a life. Let kids be kids.

I don't know what you people are talking about! You really shouldn't take EVERYTHING so seriously! The catchphrase is adorable...to me, "Be a Kni... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byZoeyLovesUnicorns101 January 26, 2019

Mike is not a good role model! D:

Wow, I can't believe CSM gave this abomination 5 stars! Ugh, nobody will like this! I hate Mike the Knight so much because he's a bad role model like... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 8, 2014

What's the story?

In the medieval town of Glendragon lives a spunky young knight-in-training named Mike (voiced by Alfie Field), whose quest to become a full-fledged knight leads him into plenty of comical adventures in MIKE THE KNIGHT. With his father away on royal business, Mike pitches in to help his mother, Queen Martha, oversee the daily happenings in their quaint little town, but his sights are always set on something bigger and better than the daily ins and outs of his life. Together with his trusty steed, Galahad; his best dragon buddy, Squirt (Russell Tovey); and his little sister, Evie (Jessica Hann), Mike sets out to prove that he's up for the challenge of being the town's able defender.

Is it any good?

This vibrant series will win over young fans with its fun-filled glimpse of a time and place filled with kings, Vikings, trolls, and wizards, but it offers plenty more depth beyond its visual appeal. Preschoolers will instantly identify with Mike's adventurous spirit and determination to be older and wiser than his years. His go-getter mentality has its positive points, but kids will also see that his haste to prove himself often gets him into some trouble, at which point he must rethink his actions to solve the problems they've caused. Sometimes the trouble relates to a friend's feelings, while other times it means he's shirked on his responsibilities. Whatever the problem, Mike is up to the challenge of fixing it -- and in the process, he learns important lessons about being a big kid.

Central to the Mike the Knight's positive messages is the fact that Mike is rarely alone in his adventures. His circle of compatriots encourages and guides him, even when he doesn't realize it's happening, and each one pitches in to help when Mike finds himself in a jam. The lesson here is clear: In order to "Be a knight and do it right," as Mike says, you must find good examples to follow and then set one yourself. Impressive stuff from a delightful cartoon.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about solving problems. How does Mike tackle his misadventures in Mike the Knight? Does he acknowledge his mistakes? In what ways have you learned from your own mistakes?

  • Kids: Who are some of the people you admire as role models? Who among your friends do you think demonstrates good behavior? When have you made positive choices?  

  • Which aspects of Mike's world are different from yours? Which are the same? How does his family help him be a better person?

  • How do the characters in Mike the Knight demonstrate courage? Why is this an important character strength?

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