The Angry Beavers

Common Sense Media says

They can't stand each other, and kids love it.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The brothers may get into fights, but they always make up.

Violence & scariness

The brothers get on each other's nerves and try to smash each other.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
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 this cartoon follows the lives of two bachelor brothers who happen to be beavers. The tension caused by their completely different personalities creates entertaining, laugh-out-loud situations. Potty humor and slapstick rule the day in this zany tale of two young dudes who make quite a mess as they go about living life to the fullest. Nonetheless, kids will learn about acceptance and forgiveness as Norbert and Daggett face life together during the good and bad times.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

THE ANGRY BEAVERS bears certain similarities to the classic sitcom The Odd Couple -- both are about a pair of guys (human roommates in one case, beaver siblings in the other) who are as different as can be but need each other anyway. After being kicked out of their home to make space for their mother's new brood, Norbert (voiced by Nick Bakay) and Daggett Beaver (Richard Steven Horvitz) set out to build their own home and a life based on their own whims. Living together proves difficult; they gradually learn to deal with each other -- and to forgive each other's attempts to get rid of the other.

Is it any good?

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While the series' humor may seem sophomoric, it's actually quite funny. But since it plays heavily on the violent nature of sibling rivalry, it's not the best fit for the youngest viewers. Norbert and Daggett are constantly trying to smash each other to bits -- not what you want to show kids who are learning to get along with siblings. But middle-graders and young tweens will get a kick out of watching the beavers get into fights, knowing that at the end of the day they're still brothers and love each other.

The Angry Beavers teaches kids a little bit about being a good sibling, and young viewers will recognize and appreciate the comedic play and tension between the beaver brothers. As long as kids know the limits of cartoon violence and are old enough to handle Norb and Dag's romping around, The Angry Beavers will certainly catch their interest.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the relationship between the brothers. Children may empathize with the tension between the siblings, so parents can discuss what it takes to be a good brother or sister. How do Norb and Dag reconcile their problems? What happens when kids have problems with their own siblings? Why is forgiveness important? How can you express your upset feelings without hurting others?

TV details

Cast:John Garry, Nick Bakay, Richard Steven Horvitz
Networks:Nickelodeon, Nicktoons
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Book characters, Wild animals
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Teen, 16 years old Written byAlexLovesCartoons June 25, 2013
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5
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Great Show For Kids!

I watch Angry Beavers with my little siblings all the time. It's a great show for kids!! It's funny, but not in an adult way, like Rocko's Modern Life or Ren and Stimpy. It's funny because of the kids jokes and toilet humor. There's little violence, just the occasional fighting between Norb and Dag. But a little sibling rivalry is expected. It has a TV-Y rating, so it's fine for younger kids. I think it's a great show to watch with your younger children or siblings.
Teen, 15 years old Written byMitchell Charleston May 11, 2013
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7
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I grew up with Angry Beavers.

Angry Beavers is a classic 90s Nicktoon. It is amazing and funny. The plot is really creative too. I loved The Angry Beavers and so will you if you watch an episode on YouTube.
Teen, 16 years old Written bySuperSonicSteve896 April 24, 2013
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Another Nick classic from the 90s right here.

I loved The Angry Beavers. It was really funny. The animation was pretty good too. Whoever hates this cartoon is a "spoot-head". Ha! They said "spoot-head" a lot on The Angry Beavers. That was another thing I loved about it.

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