Parents' Guide to

The Bravest Knight

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Star power, stellar messages in charming animated series.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 3+

Definitely a Missed Opportunity

The creators clearly added a "diverse" family to check their boxes, but the story centers a White boy. The Black characters get very little screen time and nothing more than background characters. This could easily have been a show about a family instead of the stories of a White boy.
age 4+

Inclusive family representation, great messages, and genuinely funny moments

My kids LOVE this show! They love the adventure and the characters, and I like that the "knight lessons" focus on nonviolent (though sometimes tricksy) solutions to problems. Episodes are 12 minutes long and, while they are episodic in terms of having an "adventure-of-the-week" format, there is also an overarching storyline, which I appreciate because I think that improves kids' attention spans for more longform narratives. Be warned, however, the closing credits theme song is PAINFULLY BAD.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (15):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The two dads at the center of this animated adventure series have been getting most of the attention, but this sweet and charming show lives up to the hype. Besides the rich premise -- who can resist a quirky coming-of-age tale with lots of adventure? -- the best thing this series has going for it is the rich voice talent. With Grey's Anatomy's T.R. Knight as a sympathetic Cedric, Storm Reid (Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time) as a spunky Nia, and a positively bonkers array of guest-starring voices -- RuPaul, Christine Baranski, Wanda Sykes -- the voice talent is not just choice and diverse, it's also drawn from a wide spectrum of LGBTQ Hollywood. Kids may not catch it, but it matters, nonetheless.

The Bravest Knight's gentle messages are also easy to love. A lesson to Nia about not trusting things that come easily winds Cedric through an anecdote about the time he and a cadre of brave not-quite-knights fooled a witch into accidentally setting them free from her trap; an admonition not to underestimate your rivals introduces viewers to the noble not-quite-knight Green Leaf, a diminutive girl who was so determined to become a great jouster that she learned how to turn her size into a battle advantage. By linking bravery with hard work, valor with kindness, and strength with compassion, this series gives kids the very best kind of adventure, that's exciting without being stressful, and uplifting instead of aggressive. Count this battle won, Bravest Knight.

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