Ricky Zoom

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Eager young vehicles learn about helping their neighbors.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value
Positive Messages

Kids see the characters experience relatable problems and emotions and learn important lessons about themselves in the process. Strong themes of friendship, resourcefulness, and responsibility in stories that show the characters solving problems, relying on each other, and always helping others. Individuality and respecting differences also stands out as each of the vehicle characters is different but has special qualities that are important to the group. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ricky Zoom is eager to be a full-grown rescue vehicle and help members of his community, but for now he is content to learn, play, and grow alongside his friends. The Bike Buddies model positive behavior like friendship and helpfulness within their community, and adult characters offer gentle guidance when they get off track. The series introduces characters of all recreational vehicle shapes and sizes, from mopeds to ATVs. 

 

Violence & Scariness

Some scenes show a character or group in mild peril, as when one sits atop a structure that starts to collapse, which set up rescue efforts and eventual happy endings all around.

 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Ricky Zoom is a preschool series with standout themes about teamwork, responsibility, friendship, and community. The characters are young recreational vehicles -- motorcycles, ATVs, electric scooters, etc. -- who live in a town where the residents are always willing to help out, so Ricky and his friends learn early on that dependability and resourcefulness are key skills to have. Expect some mildly tense moments when a character or two are in danger, thus giving Ricky the chance to practice his rescue techniques. Adults are good models of strong characteristics like patience, honesty, and the ability to ask for help when it's needed.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byGS.Stu.JLe December 30, 2020
Teen, 15 years old Written bypawpatrolfanatic September 17, 2019

i love this show

i'm the first to review here. this show is awesome.

What's the story?

In RICKY ZOOM, a young motorcycle and his friends take to the streets of their hometown of Wheelford to play, to learn, and always to help others. Bright red and built for speed, Ricky Zoom (voiced by Max Fincham) is a rescue vehicle in training and the leader of the Bike Buddies, which includes Loop Hoopla, a daredevil dirt bike; DJ Rumbler, a kindhearted ATV who's the group's Mr. Fix-It; and Scooter Scootio, a clever and tech-savvy moped. Together these friends hone their skills as they solve problems and lend a hand to whoever needs it in Wheelford.

Is it any good?

Among other positive messages, the adventures of these four friends and their community neighbors illustrate for kids the value of kindness and good citizenship. They may be young, but they're fierce in determination, and they pitch right in to help anytime they can. Sometimes, though, it's one of them who needs the helping, and in those moments, they also learn to be gracious recipients of others' assistance.

Ricky Zoom's bold animation and cute wheeled characters will draw in preschoolers, and there's always something appealing about a show whose characters are a spin on the norm. With very different personalities but a mutual dedication to community and loyalty, Ricky and his friends are sure to be fast favorites in many kids' series lineups.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Ricky and his friends use their individual abilities to make a good team. How are they able to accomplish more by working together than they could doing it separately?

  • Is Ricky always the group's leader? What qualities does he have that make him a good one? To whom does he turn when he can't figure out a problem?

  • Kids: How many different types of vehicles do you see among Ricky Zoom's characters? Are there any you don't recognize? How is Wheelford designed for its wheeled population?

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For kids who love vehicles

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