Pinkalicious & Peterrific

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Spunky book heroine continues to delight in animated show.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 17 reviews

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Encourages viewers to be curious about the arts and creative expression. Pinkalicious is enthusiastic, inquisitive, and imaginative, and loves to think creatively about the world around her. Strong messages about the value of self-expression and about cultivating positive relationships with friends and family. Some subtle challenges to traditional gender roles exist in Pinkalicious' parents: Her mother invents and her father is shown baking.


Positive Role Models & Representations

Pinkalicious is a born leader. She's opinionated, comfortable giving direction, and always bursting with ideas, which occasionally get her into trouble. She's also a kind friend and a patient sibling who's always willing to include her brother in her fun. Her parents are very involved with her and her brother.


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Sexy Stuff

The series is based on books by Victoria Kann.


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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pinkalicious & Peterrific is an animated series based on the picture books by Victoria Kann. Pinkalicious' (voiced by Kayla Erickson) adventures are driven by her creativity and big imagination, and they incorporate elements of visual and performing arts. She can be disobedient and impulsive at times, but she's also a patient older sister to her brother, Peter (Jaden Waldman), as well as a good friend, and she's always confident in speaking her mind. Lively music rounds out this enjoyable book adaptation that fans of her character will especially enjoy.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLwp123 July 27, 2019

Annoying and not much to learn from it

Pinkalicious is the center of the universe according to this show. Everyone else, including her parents, brother, and the entire town kowtow to Pink’s whims. Wh... Continue reading
Parent Written byErin L. February 19, 2018

Harmful to Self Esteem for Girls

In the era of women standing up for themselves and being recognized, what we need less of is little girls in pink dresses using only glitter and imagination whi... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byExcelsior123 March 24, 2018

Re-review: This Show is Pinkaterrible

After two long years, I finally decided to update my review. This was originally published on March 20, 2018, and I updated this on August 22, 2020. Anyways, I... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byToxic Typo February 24, 2018

Trying to Brainwash a New Generation

This show is very sexist, all of the main female characters wear dresses, not just any kind of dress. These dresses covering the knee, they have sleeves and are... Continue reading

What's the story?

Victoria Kann's much-loved book characters grace the screen in PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC. Spunky, outspoken Pinkalicious (voiced by Kayla Erickson) lives to be creative, and her big imagination inspires lots of unexpected fun for her; her younger brother, Peter (Jaden Waldman); and her friends around their hometown of Pinkville.

Is it any good?

Pinkalicious' exuberance translates well from print to screen. As in the books, she can be a little naughty and occasionally inspire similar behavior in others around her, and her consequences (or lack thereof) aren't exactly realistic. But her impulsiveness can also be endearing and relatable to kids with similar tendencies, and to some degree to the grown-ups who love them. Pinkalicious excels in encouraging creative thought and self-expression. Her adventures always have an artsy angle, from impromptu music performances to more general appreciation of colors (especially pink!), and imagination is central to her experiences. With original music featured in each episode, Pinkalicious & Peterrific is an engaging series that's most fun for fans of the books. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how art concepts like color, music, rhythm, and dance factor into Pinkalicious & Peterrific. Are your kids passionate about a favorite color like Pinkalicious is? How can we use the arts to express our thoughts and emotions?

  • Kids: Can you relate to how Pinkalicious gets herself into trouble now and then? What positive character traits like curiosity do you see in her and the other characters? Do you find it difficult to consider the consequences of your actions before you do them? Why is it important to respect the rules adults set for you?

  • Have you read the Pinkalicious books? Do you like to read (or be read to)? Why is it important to spend time in screen-free activities?

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