The 7D

 
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Dwarfs take starring role in lighthearted cartoon series.

What parents need to know

Educational value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate. 

Positive messages

Good and evil are easy to distinguish, even though the bad guys are more comical than they are truly threatening. Teamwork is paramount to the 7D's success as the town's peacekeepers. Some personality quirks such as Sleepy's narcolepsy and Dopey's dimness are frequented for laughs, but that's to be expected with this group.

Positive role models

Each member of the 7D has unique a skill, but they all play a role in the team's efforts. Some have characteristics that make them less appealing than others (Grumpy's gruffness, for instance), but they work together for the good of the kingdom when it counts. Hildy is the brains behind the Glooms' operation, and she's bossy and demanding of Grim. 

Violence & scariness

Some perilous scenarios (careening down a mountain on a sled, for instance) that occasionally result in injuries, which are indicated by casts on the characters' limbs. 

Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The 7D is a fun new take on the story of the Seven Dwarfs, who serve as their kingdom's peacekeepers in this energetic cartoon that has a lot of cartoon-style peril and comical mishaps. Similarly the story's villains are more laughable than they are threatening, so this is a worry-free pick for kids. Many of the characters' idiosyncrasies, including Grumpy's perpetual bad mood and Dopey's dimness, for instance, are mined for laughs, but it's all in good fun and is well suited to this funny animated series. 

What's the story?

The kingdom of Jollywood is a quiet, peaceful place with a benevolent ruler in Queen Delightful (voiced by Leigh-Allyn Baker) and a resident seven-man security team called the 7D. Though they spend most of their days in the mines, these seven dwarfs -- Happy (Kevin Michael Richardson), Sneezy (Scott Menville), Sleepy (Stephen Stanton), Grumpy (Maurice LaMarche), Bashful (Billy West), Doc (Bill Farmer), and Dopey (Dee Bradley Baker) -- leap into action when the kingdom is threatened by Grim (Jess Harnell) and Hildy Gloom (Kelly Osbourne), who'll try anything to take over the castle and seize control of Jollywood.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

THE 7D is a reimagining of some of Disney's most famous fairy tale characters as the Seven Dwarfs step out of Snow White's shadow and become stars in their own right. The lighthearted stories don't offer much in the way of life lessons, but they cater to the characters' playful and comical nature, which is good news for youngsters who want to watch.

In addition to a vibrant cast of heroes, The 7D also presents a pair of villains who are so laughably ineffective that they're just as fun to watch as their civic-minded counterparts. Grim and Hildy's best-laid plans are prone to chronic failure, which takes the edge off any threat kids may sense they pose to the heroes. Engaging animation and a whimsical setting round out this fun cartoon. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what makes some characters more endearing than others. Kids: Are the Seven Dwarfs worthy of their own show? Are they fun characters to watch in action? Which ones are your favorites, and why?

  • When it comes to doing their job, do the 7D share the load fairly? Are there some among them who do less than others? What happens when members of a team don't put forth their best efforts? 

  • Kids: What rules does your family have about screen time? When it's your turn to pick a TV show, which ones are your favorites? What are some of your favorite "unplugged" activities? 

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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 11 years old July 7, 2014
 

The 7D

My profile: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/users/epic-waffles This is an OK Disney XD show that is supposed to take the seven dwarfs from Snow White "to the extreme", but it really isn't that extreme. It's OK not as good as the other Disney XD shows like Gravity Falls and Doraemon though. There's just some "sexy stuff" because Bashful has a crush on Queen Delightful and the Glooms kiss in the commercial. The only thing inappropriate for kids under 6 is that the 7D commercial and the Welcome to the Neighborhood episode the dwarfs belch.
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Too much sex
Kid, 6 years old July 5, 2014
Parent Written byRebeccaC 2 March 16, 2015
 

Doesn't belong on disney JUNIOR

This doesn't beling on disney Junior at all. Way too inappropriate for the age range that disney jr. Is marketed to. Take it off disney!!! It is trash!
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Too much violence

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