The Mighty Ones

TV review by
Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media
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Cartoon relies on slapstick violence, mean-spirited humor.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Educational Value
Positive Messages

Characters fight and don't work together very well. 

Positive Role Models

Characters don't always treat each other with respect and are sometimes mean-spirited. 

Violence & Scariness

Characters engage in slapstick violence against each other (enough that characters say "ow"), and it's intended to be humorous. The friends are sometimes mean to each other -- engaging in moderate verbal hostility and insults.

Sexy Stuff
Language

No bad words used in insults, but a variety of negative language aimed at each other. No actual curse words, but some curse proxies like "stuff the universe" in place of a 4-letter word.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Mighty Ones is an animated series about four friends -- a rock, a twig, a leaf, and a strawberry -- and their daily adventures. Its humor relies heavily on the friends performing slapstick acts of violence against each other and frequent arguments. While there aren't any actual curse words, there's a moderate amount of verbal hostility and some stand-ins for 4-letter words. If parents are looking for shows with good role models and positive life lessons for their kids, they can do better than this show. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byIll_scientist January 28, 2021

11/10

Me and my little sister(5yr) both thought it was hilarious we watched it over and over :D
Adult Written bydanny800 January 3, 2021

The Mighty Ones is not for little kids

i think the mighty ones is a amazing show but its not for little kids its like the new episodes of spongebob Gravity Falls and Ren and Stimpy its pretty edgy... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old June 8, 2021

What's the story?

The Mighty Ones are a group of 4 very small friends -- a rock, a twig, a leaf, and a strawberry. Rocksy is the group's ringleader, and the other friends follow her lead. The episodes follow them in their everyday adventures, like saving Rocksy when she falls into a pond, or trying to figure out the invisible force that's separating the friends from each other (spoiler alert: it's a glass window). They try to work together to solve the problem, but their team is rife with disagreements and limited problem-solving capacities. By the end of the episode, sometimes despite themselves, they manage to fix things and go back to everyday life in the forest.

Is it any good?

The overall premise and strong visual design of the show are the best attributes of The Mighty Ones, but the cartoon falls flat in its execution. The plots are overly simplistic, and the characters don't show much agency in being able to solve their own problems. Rocksy, the ringleader character, is smarter than the other 3 friends, and she often makes jokes at their expense. Twig and Very Berry often engage in slapstick violence, picking the other up and thwacking them into the ground, or threatening to eat the other friend. Kids may enjoy some of the silly gags in this show, but there are other shows that will appeal more to their funny bones and showcase better role models at the same time.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the silly things the characters do to each other. Do you think it's okay if characters on TV shows hit each other, even if it's funny? Why or why not?

  • Do you think that Rocksy, Twig, Leaf, and Very Berry are good friends to each other? Why or why not?

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