The Adventures of Kid Danger
By Emily Ashby,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Cartoon version of Henry Danger is still cheesy.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
This series is silly and superficial, designed to entertain with preposterous scenarios and bumbling heroes. The younger Kid Danger is noticeably more mature than his grown-up counterpart, but both are subject to their whims rather than duty-bound to help those in need. The one bright spot is in Charlotte, who does the actual heroic work while the men and boys engage in ridiculous antics of their own design.
Positive Role Models
Captain Man is self-involved and single-minded, which hinders rather than helps his supposed role as a hero. Kid Danger is slightly more aware of what's happening around him but still susceptible to his role model's example and usually follows suit. Charlotte emerges as the only one willing to rush into danger for others' sake. Piper can be whiny and bossy to her friends. In general, adults are either idiotic, vindictive, or downright mean.
Violence & Scariness
Cartoon catastrophes like explosions, crashes, and falls are common, though seldom with realistic injuries. Some brief exchanges of punches and kicks. Rarely are the characters in actual danger.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Rarely innuendo hinting at sensitive body parts, as when a woman asks a man, "Oh, my, what's that protrusion?" Also many instances of groin impact that's played for humor.
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"Frickin'," "stupid," and "dang it."
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This animated series is inspired by the live-action show Henry Danger.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Adventures of Kid Danger is an animated series based on the storyline of Nickelodeon's series Henry Danger. All of the main characters and cast return in this cartoon, and the new format gives slightly more leeway in facilitating the often preposterous situations that arise. Still, they're pretty cheesy, and the two "heroes" -- Captain Man and Kid Danger -- more frequently emerge as bystanders to action and crime than as actual heroic figures. Expect some gateway language like "stupid," "dang it," and "frickin'," plus body humor (poop references are popular), cartoon violence (lots of groin impact for laughs). One bright spot exists in Charlotte, who's the unsung hero of Captain Man's team and often does the real work when danger arises.
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the adventures of kid danger and captain man is a amazing show
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What's the Story?
In THE ADVENTURES OF KID DANGER, Swellview's resident superhero, Captain Man (aka Ray Manchester) (Cooper Barnes), and his youthful sidekick, Kid Danger (aka Henry Hart) (Jace Norman), continue their efforts to keep the town safe from crime and villains that mean it harm. Working from their underground man cave and traveling throughout the city in a series of transport tubes, the duo also relies on the help of Henry's clever best friend Charlotte (Riele Downs) and the team's gadget guru, Schwoz (Michael D. Cohen).
Is It Any Good?
Animation suits the utterly ridiculous nature of these characters and their antics slightly better than did the live-action format, but it's still a low-tier pick for kids' viewing. If superheroes are to be judged on their eagerness to leap into action for others' sake, then Captain Man and Kid Danger are hardly worthy of sharing the title with the likes of Spiderman and Wonder Woman. When danger calls, these two are more likely to be found analyzing pieces of popcorn on a whim of looking for twins than they are hot on the trail of a baddie.
Kids who already know the characters' history from the parent series are at an advantage coming into The Adventures of Kid Danger since it picks up with little backstory about how the team got together in the first place. With the entire original cast transitioning to voice actors for Kid Danger, there's as much continuity as one could hope for in this kind of format change. Even so, it's slim pickings on content that will make a positive impact on grade-schoolers who have a bevy of more substantial options for their screen time.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how The Adventures of Kid Danger casts adult characters. Why (if at all) are the representations of them as oblivious, self-absorbed, and dim funny? Is it fun to imagine the world and people in it in very different ways than we find them in reality? How does pretend play help us learn about ourselves?
Kids: Is this series one you want to keep on your watch list? What do you look for in a TV series that you consider to be good? How does having screen time limits make you more selective in your watching habits?
Would you consider Captain Man a hero? What about Kid Danger? In what cases do they use teamwork or display other positive characteristics? Does another character ever emerge as a more heroic hero in the story? How would you compare these characters to other TV heroes like Batman and Superman?
- Premiere date: January 19, 2018
- Cast: Jace Norman, Cooper Barnes, Riele Downs
- Network: Nickelodeon
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Superheroes
- TV rating: TV-Y7
- Last updated: February 26, 2023
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