Pirata and Capitano

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Seafaring friends learn teamwork through adventures.

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Educational Value

Intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Kids see characters enjoy adventures and sharing time together. Strengths like determination, creative problem-solving are on display, and Pirata and her friends willingly work with their sometimes nemesis, Dodo, to accomplish mutual goals. Strong themes like importance of being honest, believing in yourself and your abilities.

 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Pirata is independent, determined, quick to jump at the hint of adventure. Her role as pirate breaks with gender stereotypes. She loves experiencing new things, encourages her friends to be adventurous. Capitano is a loyal compatriot who faces fear of water numerous times to help his friends.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pirata and Capitano is an animated series about a young female pirate's island and ocean adventures with her friends. The stories show the characters presented with a challenge of some kind -- often at the hands of a naughty character who steals their things and sabotages their fun -- that they must solve by working together. Viewers see that negative behavior has consequences (cheaters never prosper, for instance) and that friendship, cooperation, and self-confidence are valuable resources in effective teamwork. With a female lead who counters gender stereotypes as a pirate, this lively series is a fun pick for kids.

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What's the story?

Adventures abound for the dynamic duo of PIRATA AND CAPITANO, young seafarers who hunt for treasure and explore new islands in the Great Sea. Pirata is the captain of the Pink Skull, and her friends Weboo, Pineapple Wilson, and the Pirastars help her crew her ship. Capitano pilots a red sea plane, joining the pirates' explorations and helping out when the local scallywag, Dodo the Devious, attempts to sabotage their voyages and fun.

Is it any good?

Pirata is a vivacious ambassador for adventurers in general and for atypical female swashbucklers in particular. Her adventures with her friends encourage curiosity and facilitate cooperation within the group. As they make exciting discoveries like finding new islands and spotting sunken ships, they're met with small challenges and must work out solutions together and with a can-do attitude.

Pirata and Capitano has exceedingly adorable characters, lively and active stories, and a nominal villain who's mischievous but usually comes to his senses and shapes up by the tale's end. With obvious themes about honesty and teamwork, there's a lot to like about these young buccaneers and their friendly adventures at sea.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Pirata and Capitano's themes of teamwork and friendship. Why are these important character strengths? When Pirata and her friends work together to solve a problem, do they always agree on the best way to do that? Is it OK for good friends to not see eye to eye?

  • Is Pirata an effective heroine in this show? How does she show her leadership skills? How does she rely on her friends' advice and help to solve problems?

  • Kids: What sea creatures do you see represented in this show's characters? How are they like their real-life counterparts? What aspects of their appearance and behavior are imaginary?

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