Tak and the Power of Juju

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Tak and the Power of Juju TV Poster Image
Colorful, video game-based toon is fun, if fluffy.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 7 reviews

Did this review miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive, diverse representations in books, TV shows, and movies. Want to help us help them? Suggest a diversity update

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The young main character is happy to use his magical powers to help his tribe in any way he can, but his exuberant (and occasionally irresponsible) efforts sometimes result in more mishaps when he goes too far.

Violence & Scariness

Typical, injury-less cartoon violence: falling boulders pound people into the ground, characters sail off cliffs and live to tell about it, etc. Tak's magical wand can also blast apart large objects in his path.

Sexy Stuff

The series is based on a popular video game, so young fans of the show may take a new (or renewed) interest in the game.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this animated series is based on a popular Nickelodeon video game, so don't be surprised if kids who like the show want to play the game, and vice versa. The series is fairly benign; its mild, injury-free cartoon violence (long-distance falls, full-speed collisions, etc.) is probably the only content that might give parents pause. But don't expect strong lessons -- the protagonist is often guilty of making hasty decisions that get him and his tribemates into trouble.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byJEDI micah November 26, 2012

FUN? Really Common Sense?!

This show wouldn't know fun even if it slapped it in the face! It's one of Nickelodeon's worst shows (Thank goodness it's off the air)! Pare... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byChris Bixby April 25, 2015

Why the hell do you people hate this series?

It's a good series. I don't know why people hate it. You people need to give it a chance. There are some TV shows based off of video games that suck,... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old May 7, 2011


Only the game is good, This show made me and my brother crap in our pants over 523453557439579372568475684237569413756 times because it was so horrible!!!

What's the story?

In TAK AND THE POWER OF JUJU, a young jungle boy named Tak (voiced by Hal Sparks) uses his unique ability -- communicating with magical beings -- to improve on the traditionally bad luck of his native village, Pupununu. Tak has assumed the role of mediator between the magical Juju and the Pupununu people, who rely on mystical intervention during times of turmoil. But the combination of the Jujus' vagueness and Tak's impulsiveness usually means that his attempts to help wind up creating even more trouble for the village, and occasionally even the Jujus themselves. It's then that he has to do some quick thinking -- and enlist the help of his pals -- to get everything back to normal for the Pupununu.

Is it any good?

Based on a popular Nickelodeon video game, Tak and the Power of Juju is an entertaining CG-animated series full of colorful characters and outlandish scenarios sure to entertain older school-age kids and young tweens. Tak's mix of good intentions and general mischief lays the groundwork for plenty of fun in each episode, and parents will like that there's not much to worry about here, aside from mild, typical cartoon violence. Just be ready for your kids to begging for the tie-in games once they've developed an affection for the jungle-dwelling cast.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about making decisions. Why does Tak act before he thinks things out properly? Does he expect things to go badly? What are the repercussions of his actions? Have you ever rushed to a decision that's gotten you into trouble? If you'd stopped to think first, would you have changed what you did? How do you make up for careless behavior? What lessons do you learn?

TV details

Our editors recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

Streaming options powered by JustWatch

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality.

Learn how we rate