A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It’s entertaining, but teaches lessons about appreciating people’s differences through story telling and song.
It celebrates the Valentine's Day spirit of sharing, friendship, and love. Helping others, accepting and appreciating differences, creativity, and teamwork are also themes.
Positive Role Models
Pete and his friends get along and care about each other, despite their differences. One character is temporarily focused on getting a lot of Valentine’s Day cards versus appreciating the spirit behind the holiday, but learns a lesson in the end.
Violence & Scariness
Some cast members get frustrated, but talk or sing about it instead of yelling.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pete The Cat: A Very Groovy Valentine's Day is a holiday special from the popular Pete The Cat franchise. It offers lots of positive messages about being friends with people who are different, or who have separate interests. Valentine's Day is a major theme, but it's used as a vehicle to discuss things like sharing, kindness, and communicating feelings towards one another.
Is It Any Good?
This fun Valentine-themed installment of the Pete The Cat franchise features a colorful and species-diverse cast learning lessons about friendship and differences. Pete (voiced by Jacob Tremblay) is his typical quiet and musical self. But unlike other episodes of Pete The Cat, the gentle blue feline works more independently to solve his problems. Thanks to the absence of Elvis Costello's voice, and the inclusion of talent like KT Tunstall and Jessica Biel, the cartoon sounds a bit different, too. Nonetheless, these changes don't take away from the positive messages A Very Groovy Valentine's Day offers about friendship, kindness, and supporting one another.
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