Rabbids Invasion

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Crude video game stars' TV series yields shallow laughs.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 24 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

The characters exist only to have fun, often at the expense of someone (or something) else. They often laugh at their friends' discomfort and routinely try to one-up each other in stunts that negatively affect someone else. The bottom line? This show's objective is to deliver mindless entertainment, but the mayhem is fun to watch.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Rabbids act on selfish impulses, which usually wind up hurting each other or innocent bystanders. They show little regard for feelings and never face consequences for the chaos they cause.

Violence & Scariness

These critters are destructive to their environment and everything in it. Animals, people, vegetation -– all fall victim to their chaos at one time or another. As far as living things go, none ever seem worse for the wear, but they are tossed around and used as ammunition (in one scene, they hurl a starfish at each other, for instance).

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

The series is inspired by a series of video games featuring the same characters.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rabbids Invasion is a cartoon series inspired by the characters from a series of popular video games, so if they're on your kids play list, they'll probably want to tune in. On the other hand, if this is your kids' first introduction to these precocious characters, they may take an interest in the games. Much of the show's content is on par with the tone of the games, so there's a lot of mayhem and some crudity (using chickens' butts as egg shooters, for instance), all of which is meant to be funny. The caliber of violence is dialed down from that of the games; there are no explosions or instances of city razing here. Instead the focus is on the alien rabbits' adventures as they explore the human world and have bizarre encounters with its residents.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bykprandcar September 30, 2013

Rabbids Invasion Review

Im 53 and my son is 8, we LOVE the show. It reminds me of the OLD bugs bunny and Daffy duck shows back in the late 50'S and early 60'S where they were... Continue reading
Adult Written byathlon32 August 13, 2013

Great Clean Show

Great Clean Show. The violence at worst is like Looney Tunes. I think any kid can like this show. Especially if they've played the games. A+
Kid, 12 years old August 17, 2013

Terrible!

Nick is discontinuing the good shows (iCarly, Full House, Drake and Josh, etc.) and adding in pointless ones, including this one! The only episode I saw was one... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byMrMovieBuff August 18, 2013

This is crap.

This show is not good at all. It's just plain stupid. The rabbids have no brains, and the CGI is gross and weird. That's all I would like to say.

What's the story?

RABBIDS INVASION follows the antics of alien rabbits exploring the human world for the first time, always with bizarre results. Each episode consists of three segments featuring the characters, whose curiosity leads them into strange encounters with people and animals. The series is based on the characters from a line of video games from Ubisoft.

Is it any good?

They're not exactly cute -– in appearance or in behavior -– but they're guaranteed to be a draw for their ready-made pool of fans who know them from their work on the game screen. That said, because there's little substance to them (they don't even talk, for heaven's sake), it's a no-brainer to jump into the mundanely simplistic plots without having seen them before.

Rabbids Invasion tones down the violence for the characters' jump from gaming to the TV, but they still have a lot of fun at the expense of each other and of unsuspecting bystanders, and a lot of their antics would be frowned upon in the real world (using chickens' butts as egg shooters in a mock battle, for instance). Ultimately, though, it's rude, crude, and minimally taxing on viewers' sense of comprehension, so for better or worse, it's bound to appeal to the grade-school set.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the relationship between this show and the video games that preceded it. How does each help promote the other? Were you familiar with the characters before seeing the show? Are you more inclined to play the games now that you've watched it?

  • Kids: What unique characteristics exist in this series? Why don't the characters talk? Do they effectively communicate their feelings and intentions without verbal communication? What kinds of tools do they use for you to understand instead?

  • Parents can talk with their kids about making smart choices about media. What are your rules about watching TV? Do you have restrictions on what you watch or your screen time? What are some of your favorite screen-free activities?

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