TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Popples Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 5+

'80s cartoon reboot offers laughs, friendship for kids.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Uses curse words and name calls

I was on my phone while my 4 year old was watching this show. I thought I had heard something so I rewinded it and sure enough... season 3 episode 10 when they are in the sky from the balloons. One of the characters calls the other character an “idiot” and then the character says “don’t let go of me” and the other popples character replies with “how the f*ck could I?” I watched this over 15 times and sure enough.. if I am mishearing it and it isn’t the actual word they know what they are doing and it sounds exactly like the word. Plus in a kids show there shouldn’t be name calling.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 7+

Cute, but No.

My son was excited to see these cute little guys but watching it with him made me turn it off. The Popples love misbehaving. In the episode we watched the TEACHER popple said “stupid” twice within the first 10 minutes. In my opinion, that is inappropriate.

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon magic wand on orange background
    Magic and Fantasy
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate