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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that The Monchhichi Tribe is a spin-off of a popular French reboot of a classic American cartoon, and features all the cuteness of the original. It also offers lessons about creative thinking, teamwork, problem solving, and dealing with the negative consequences when some ideas don’t work. There’s nothing to be worried abut here, but children can potentially be attracted to the merchandise associated with the franchise.
What's the story?
THE MONCHHICHI TRIBE is a spin-off of of the French reboot of the 1983 American series titled The Monchhichis. It features Willow, Hanae, and Kauri, aka the Shock Trio, who live among the other Monchhichi in the mountains near the majestic Dream Tree. The happy monkey-like creatures spend their time playing, visiting gardener Pollinia, and unintentionally creating a little chaos. But with the help of their magical leader, Wizzar, they always find ways to rectify their mistakes.
Is it any good?
This colorful series offers lots of entertaining adventures that highlight the importance of creativity, problem solving, and teamwork. Each episode is only 11 minutes in length, but still offers a well-developed story that introduces a problem that needs to be solved. The cute characters, which are based on a popular ensemble of Japanese plush toys, are also appealing. Overall, The Monchhichi Tribe offers lots of fun, while teaching a few quick lessons along the way.
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Families can talk about the lessons being taught in The Monchhichi Tribe. How do Willow, Hanae, and Kauri come up with their ideas? What do they do if things go wrong?
The Monchhichi Tribe is produced by the French, adapted from an American series, and based on characters developed in Japan. Does this make the lessons it teaches more universally understood? What makes some characters universally loved?
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