A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Kids learn about different construction careers and how important their tasks are for making safe and functional buildings and structures. Building vocabulary like "concrete," "foundation," and "stable" are used throughout.
It's important to use your special skills and tools to help your neighbors. Everyone deserves a safe community to live in. Working together as a team can help you accomplish your goals.
Positive Role Models
Viewers see Rubble and his friends being leaders and helpers in the community. They care about their neighbors and use their unique qualities and skills to build important structures. The dogs use teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Animated human characters are different races, ages, skin tones, and body shapes. These characters, along with the pups, are voiced by talent from different backgrounds, including a Pakistani-Canadian actress as well as Black and Chinese actors. A voice actor is nonbinary.
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Products & Purchases
The characters in the original series have spawned a very popular set of branded products and toys aimed at preschoolers.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rubble & Crew is a preschooler-friendly spin-off of the popular series PAW Patrol. Following an eager canine construction crew, each episode shares a story of the team solving a problem around their town, trying to make it a safer place. Themes include working together as a team, organization, courage, and the importance of being a helpful neighbor. The show's villain is put into some dangerous situations, but the pups come to the rescue, and there's always a safe ending.
Is It Any Good?
Two paws are high in the air for this lively show. Rubble & Crew's bright animation, upbeat music, and fun-loving characters are engaging for young audiences. The show teaches important lessons about organizing, teamwork, and being a great neighbor. Rubble & Crew is sure to please fans of the original series, PAW Patrol. Viewers will be left wishing the cute pups were a part of their own neighborhood's construction crew.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.