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Parents' Guide to

Pound Puppies

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Heartwarming '80s remake is doggone fun for kids.

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age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

Another ruined 80s franchise

Please, stop ruining 80s franchises. First Pac Man and now POUND PUPPIES. Though, at least the Pound Puppies reboot is somewhat watchable but the Pac Man reboot is so bad I want to burn it from existence. Anyways, the problem with the Pound Puppies reboot is that none of the original characters are in it. No Holly, No Cooler, no nothing. It's all totally different and completely unrelated to the original. The only thing left from the original is that they are still helping puppies get adopted, but without Katrina trying to stop them. The villains are what made it fun! Now its boring and so stupid. Niblet is also annoying. Squirt and Cookie are jerks, Lucky is not Cooler, and the only good character is Strudel. Also, the Super Secret Pup Club exists for no reason at all and is just there to annoy you. Mr McLeash is a negative influence, and he mistreats his assistant. The puppies they are trying to adopt are usually annoying and total jerks as well. This show is not pleasing. Please stop trying to bring back 80s franchises because clearly it's not working. Just stick with the originals, please, and avoid these downprovements at all costs. (and yes I did just make up that word)
age 5+


not that bad

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

Pound Puppies originally burst onto the scene in the mid-‘80s as sad-eyed plush animals whose instant popularity spawned a TV special, an animated series, and a movie. This 2010 version borrows little more than the name from the original, with all new characters and a new direction for the stories. The good news is that its focus on the do-gooder dog pack has some imbedded messages about empathy and helping others, since the Pound Puppies aren't out to help themselves -- and some of them even have their own families to go home to.

From tough-talking Cookie to resourceful little Squirt (Michael Rappaport), kids are sure to love the diverse doggie characters in this cute series, and their minor transgressions won't have any adverse effect on a young audience because it's clearly done in humor. There is some name-calling among the pups, but the rest of the show is well suited -- and even a bit heartwarming -- for kids.

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