A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty is an animated series about a cat named Felicity who's also part rainbow, butterfly, and (you guessed it) unicorn who lives in a mythical land with her animal and magical creature friends. The stories are mostly superficial in nature, showing the characters involved in exciting and funny adventures that challenge them to solve a problem of some kind. Felicity's unique nature makes her a decent example of embracing uniqueness in yourself and in others, but the show's frantic pace and distracting visuals tend to overshadow this positive quality.
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What's the story?
RAINBOW BUTTERFLY UNICORN KITTY follows the adventures of a hybrid cat named Felicity (voiced by Allegra Clark) who uses her unique and magical abilities to explore her fairy tale home of Mythlandia with her friends. When the place you call home is a land of mythical creatures and magical folks, there's no telling what each day will hold, but gregarious Felicity and her best canine friend, Miguel (Arturo Sandoval), meet every new experience with an abundance of excitement.
Is it any good?
The technicolor conglomerate of characters and scenery that awaits first-time viewers is a fairly accurate commentary on the show's overall content. Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty is so flashy and awash in the full-spectrum visual stimulation that one has to wonder if it's meant to disguise the vacuum of quality content within. Felicity's adventures with her friends are fun and imaginative, but they're not particularly clever, engaging, or instructive.
That said, it's always refreshing to see a character who defies the norms as Felicity's four-in-one nature does, and it challenges viewers' perception of the very existence of "normal" itself. She's a model of self-acceptance and of doing your best with your unique qualities. Even without the kind of magical abilities Felicity has, kids can relate these messages to their own experiences (possibly with some guidance from parents) and better identify what makes them special as well.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about what makes Felicity unique. How does she use what makes her special to help her friends and better enjoy their company in Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty? What other character strengths do you see in her and her friends? Kids: What are some of your favorite qualities in yourself? Why is it important to acknowledge your gifts?
Kids: Do you like to engage in imaginative play? What characters or creatures do you enjoy pretending to be? What do you learn from playing someone or something else?
What examples of friendship stand out in this series? Do any of the characters put limits on their extensions of friendship? How do the characters deal with difficult people and challenging situations? What would you do differently in their positions?
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