Sonic X

Common Sense Media says

Hedgehog and human join together to battle evil.

Age(i)

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Quality(i)

 

What parents need to know

Educational value
Not applicable
Positive messages

Violence is a main form of conflict resolution, but there's also some attempt to teach mild lessons about positive behavior.

Positive role models

Sonic and Christopher are always on the side of good, and the bad guys are clearly bad. But there's not a lot of attempt to make the central pair strongly influential role models.

Violence & scariness

Frequent action and battles (often involving martial arts), but no blood, and no major harm to main characters.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

There are lots of Sonic products out there, and the show itself was inspired by a video game featuring the same character.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this show has some violence, it also attempts, at times, to deliver messages about behavior. While appropriate for grade schoolers, the violence that does occur, such as a city-wide martial arts tournament, isn't recommended for the youngest viewers.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

The heroes of this program -- Sonic, a royal blue-colored hedgehog, and his human friend, Christopher -- team up to find the seven Chaos Emeralds. Sonic, Christopher, and their assortment of friends in Station Square clash repeatedly with Dr. Eggman, an obese villain with an arsenal of robots who wants to claim the emeralds for himself and conquer the world.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

While parents may snicker at phrases borrowed from the Oscars ("they like me; they really like me") and other one-liners, kids will like the show's colorful characters, including two cuddly creatures, Cream and Cheese. With proper parental guidance, kids may even learn a few lessons from watching.

While SONIC X -- which is based on the popular video game series/characters -- is no Barney, its characters struggle with themselves in their own ways. And, while many movies and shows feature the age-old theme of world domination, Sonic X at least lets viewers know who shouldn't be ruling the planet.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the issues raised by the show. Can friends ever fight each other? How can one person best show his loyalty toward someone else?

  • What is power, and how can possessing an item such as a precious jewel make someone worthy?

TV details

Cast:Amy Palant, Jason Anthony Griffith, Suzanne Goldish
Network:WB
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Adventures
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:DVD

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 10 years old March 31, 2011
AGE
4
QUALITY
 

Only watch the 4Kids dub if you want to kill yourself.

Ignore my old review on this show. The reason I said that was because I haven't seen the awesome, uncut, Japanese version! But Chris and Cream are SUPER ANNOYING!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written bymicrobus March 26, 2010
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
it allows kids and teens to relate to anything they may have done wrong or have not done but worry about and sonic x is no expection after watching the uncut [uncensord] version i belive not only should young kids see this but teens and adults long live SONIC XXX!
What other families should know
Great messages
Kid, 9 years old April 23, 2010
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

Stupid But Okay!

Pretty good, but ruined Sonic's legacy!
What other families should know
Great messages

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