Rabbids Invasion

Common Sense Media says

Crude video game stars' TV series yields shallow laughs.

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What parents need to know

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

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
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

Parents say

Kids 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?

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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.

Families can talk 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?

TV details

Network:Nickelodeon
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Space and aliens
TV rating:TV-Y7

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Written byAnonymous September 2, 2013
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7
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Forgettable

How do I put this? Well... it's not utterly horrifying... yet, it's not good. Nickelodeon's beginning to gravitate towards 3-D, computer-animated cartoons, which- in fact, isn't actually "helping" their image. Neither is borrowing concepts shamelessly from other franchises (ex: Monsters vs. Ailens, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Penguins of Madagascar, etc...). No props for originality. Makes me wonder how many Spongebob Squarepants episodes they'll scrounge up before officially running dry of ideas... I've been digressing, haven't I? But credit where credit is due, the hyperactive, pyromania-suffering puffs of fluff are enough to subdue an average seven-year-old for half-an-hour. But not enough to make the show memorable. It'll probably be forgotten after half a year, so the Rabbids-haters don't have to burn a marshmallow factory down to get it off the air.
Kid, 12 years old August 17, 2013
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4
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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 where the Rabbids invade a supermarket where the "nightguard" gets sick. This is not appropriate for some kids. Nick is desperate to make money! Do not watch the nick channel anymore, only Nick at night. That's when Full House is on! Do not bother with this show and do not buy into any of the commercials or merchandise. Don't waste your time or money!
Parent Written bykprandcar September 30, 2013
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8
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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 really nuts. That's what made those shows so good then. Its like slap stick comedy only in cartoon form. Or a bit like the OLD 3 stooges . Keep the shows coming.
Teen, 16 years old Written byMrMovieBuff August 18, 2013
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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.

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