Parents' Guide to

Sonic Boom

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

CGI series has some violence, but also fun and friendship.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 8+

A poor excuse for a children's show

This show was very disappointing especially because my daughter really enjoys the sonic movies. Sonic is temperamental and portrays a man with very toxic masculinity. The girls are referred to as "broads" and other demeaning terms that is not sending a good message. This show lacks educational value and uses the vocabulary of a 6 year old. Terms like "loser" and "butthead" are used commonly. I sat down with her to watch the first episode and everything seemed fine but as the show went on there were a few concerns.
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age 5+

Good Show

This show is great for kids. Characters, like Sticks, Egghead, and Knuckles, make the show funnier. There are many comedic moments in the show, like when Sticks goes on screaming random gibberish. One of my favorites was when Sonic said his middle name was Capable and Knuckles said "I thought it was The" The episodes are engaging. This is a family-friendly, appropriate show.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (33 ):

Sonic Boom is the first series based on the '90s videogame character to be cast in CGI. The change is a welcome one, bringing new vibrancy to this energetic bunch and giving the show a more modern feel than its predecessors enjoyed. This makes it all the more appealing for kids, who will see the humor in the posturing between the protagonists and antagonist as well as the dialogue's rapid-fire quips. The fact that the characters are endearingly quirky doesn't hurt, either.

While this series doesn't break any new ground in its content or the messages it sends kids, it offsets its violence with a sympathetic villain who's more concerned with his own gain than he is bent on harming anyone. As many scenes show lighthearted exchanges between Dr. Eggman and Sonic, it's hard to get too worried over those that include the videogame-style explosions and other scuffles. Ultimately the show's intent is for viewers to have fun watching it, and that they're sure to do.

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