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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Information about Native American culture, including language, food, artwork, and customs may be new to many viewers. Fun animal and nature facts as well.
Positive Role Models
Even when the spirit rangers are scared, they press on and do their best. They support each other and work together.
The showrunner and writers on the show are all Native American, as are all the show's main characters. Many side characters that appear are also people of color.
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Violence & Scariness
Spirit rangers face mild peril like storms and hurt or lost animals in the national park, but it isn't overly scary.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Spirit Rangers is a fantasy-adventure animated series created by Karissa Valencia (a Santa Ynez Chumash tribal member) that celebrates community, nature, and Native American history. The show features fun animal and nature facts as well as information about Native American culture -- including language, food, artwork and customs. The Spirit Rangers occasionally face mild peril like storms and hurt or lost animals in the national park, but none of it's overly scary. And even when the Spirit Rangers are scared, they press on and do their best, supporting each other and working together.
Is It Any Good?
This celebration of community, nature, and Native American history is such a worthwhile show to share with kids. Inspired by Native American folklore and the American national parks, the Spirit Rangers are vivid, joyful creatures who will draw preschoolers in from the start. With gorgeous animation and a unique setting that's peppered with Native American artifacts and culture, the show is broken up into two 15-minute stories per episode. Many include fun facts about the animals that populate the national park as well as the ranger's Native American culture. All of the characters are Native Americans who have a love for the natural world around them; the gentle storylines of the show center around themes like trying your best, working together, and being brave. Diversity and representation matters tremendously in kids' TV, which is yet another reason that Spirit Rangers is a series parents can feel good about watching with their young children.
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.