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Robin Robin

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Short film has catchy songs, great characters, mean cat.

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age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 5+

Nothing in it is so objectionable that it should be “cancelled”......

It’s funny and cute, with clever songs. The bird is raised by mice, and this leads to all sorts of questions/issues. Nice graphics, and a quirky little style. The British accents make it a bit hard to follow some dialogue so you may want to use captions. The mean cat might be a bit scary for under five. But overall, very good!
age 5+

Delightful and diverse

Robin Robin is a heartwarming film with strong neurodiversity vibes. Robin tries so hard to fit in, but repeatedly fails until she leans in to what makes her different. Magpie is an obsessive collector — with a physical disability — who finds happiness and belonging beyond his obsession. The songs are funny and catchy, and the animation is in the adorable Aardman style, but with some fun new materials.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Delightful, uplifting, and very well-crafted, this short film could make its way into the holiday entertainment pantheon. The songs in Robin Robin, though few due to the short format of the show, are memorable. Maybe not quite A Charlie Brown Christmas level great, but very catchy. It almost makes one wish the show were a little longer. But the short format works here, developing a nice story arc that doesn't get overly schmaltzy -- which can happen when there's a Christmas tree in the scene. Robin (Bronte Carmichael, Christopher Robin) is an adorable goof.

Kids will want to watch this one more than once. Adults will appreciate the fantastic performances (Magpie, voiced by Richard E. Grant, could give a certain Frozen snowman a run for his money, given the chance). A very nice addition to the holiday canon.

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