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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Lackluster Smurf-esque cartoon has heavy commercial ties.

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This cartoon is visually appealing and packed with silly humor, but it's no great imaginative feat. It could succeed without great originality, given that kids who know the characters from the games and toys are sure to want to indulge in this new arm of the franchise, but it misses the chance to make the most of this captive audience with standout storylines. In fact, for anyone who's seen The Smurfs, the whole tiny-creatures-vs.-scheming-villain plot similarities are hard to shake.

On the upside, the Smighties have the moral upper hand in their conflicts with Sneevil, and their distinctly individual personalities make it fun to choose and root for favorites. They can be argumentative with each other at times, but when push comes to shove, they value teamwork and collective success more than they do individual glory. Smighties' commercial quotient deserves consideration before introducing newcomers to the sizable franchise, though.

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