A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Sunny Bunnies is a wordless preschool series about five brightly colored bunnies who seek adventures and often find trouble that they then must solve. Physical comedy like falls, tumbles, and crashes are common but don't result in injury. There's also some levity at the expense of the characters' different personalities -- one is bossy, one is afraid of heights, one is clumsy, etc. As the bunnies work to fix whatever calamity they've caused, they often find it's easier with teamwork. Because there's no dialogue in the stories, viewers must figure out emotions from the characters' actions and mannerisms.
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What's the story?
SUNNY BUNNIES is the story of five round bunnies who emerge from drops of color emitted from a light source, typically the sun. Turbo is the group leader, a mini orange fireball with a bossy streak and tons of energy. Sisters Iris and Shiny love to do things together, but they're very protective of their belongings and sometimes get upset if they're taken. Big Boo has a good heart that helps his friends see past his chronic clumsiness, and Hopper, the littlest of the five, makes trouble for the group but always finds a way to make up for it in the end. Each episode sees the bunnies in a new location, exploring their surroundings, playing, and inevitably causing and cleaning up from some kind of a mess.
Is it any good?
With vibrant CGI effects and darling spherical characters bursting with personality, this preschool series masters the art of nonverbal storytelling. The episodes are short, running only about three minutes apiece, and simple enough that words are mostly unnecessary. The good news is that this makes it easy for young viewers to follow along. The less good news is that there's not much plot development or opportunity for stressing a message of any kind.
Sunny Bunnies is a joyful, comical show with silly mischief and friendship dynamics (competition, sharing, hurting feelings, etc.) that may seem familiar to kids. While they are resolved in unrealistic time and ways on-screen, they do raise some issues parents and kids can discuss after the antics are done.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how the bunnies solve problems in Sunny Bunnies. Do they work well together? How do their different personalities make things more difficult? On the other hand, how do their differences work to the benefit of the group?
How can you tell from their actions that the bunnies like each other? When there's strife among them, how do they communicate that without words? What instances of compassion, kindness, and other positive traits do you see in this show?
Kids: What TV characters are your favorites? Do you like shows that encourage imagination? That teach you something? What are your family's rules about how much TV you can watch? Why are rules about screen time important?
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