Parents' Guide to

The Fungies

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Quirky cartoon full of fungi, kindness, and curiosity.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

Feel Good Family

Kind characters with strong family bonds. My 4 year old, 12 year old and 15 year old all watch it together. No questionable or risqué content. Funky and edgy enough to keep my children entertained without pushing boundaries of appropriateness.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This show sure is quirky, but it's also super sweet underneath all the limb-detaching and absurdity. The Fungies is reminiscent of other creature-focused '80s kids shows like Fraggle Rock and The Smurfs. Parents will be amused to see that the show also features '80s movie-style montages with David Bowie-esque soundtracks. Kids will love that these prehistoric fungi characters inhabit a delightful world that makes no logical sense. Characters can remove their eyeballs, use their arms as skis, and survive a night frozen in a block of ice. Lead character Seth goes on silly missions like desperately wanting his mom to see snow for the first time, or trying to collect the perfect sample from a bog to impress his classmates.

The silliness will draw kids in, but parents will appreciate all the great stuff secretly woven through each episode. Seth loves science unabashedly and models using the scientific method as he's trying to learn about the world. The characters are open and honest about their emotions. Also, each of the characters is unfailingly kind and compassionate. After Seth tells his mom he's too busy to take a bath, he says "but please know you're a wonderful, caring mother who I am lucky to call a friend." In this absurdist fungal universe, this over-the-top compassion fits right in.

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