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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Being different is cool. Work together to accomplish goals. Look out for your friends.
Positive Role Models
Nutty Boy attempts to carve his own path and act on ideas for the greater good, but his schemes usually involve going against authority figures, or encouraging others to do the same.
This show is from Brazilian creators. Two key characters are Black: Juliet and Lucious, who help Nutty Boy pull off his schemes. The school's principal is also Black. Students in Nutty Boy's class are different shapes and sizes.
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Violence & Scariness
Some suspenseful scenes and cartoonish violence may overwhelm young viewers.
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There's mild name-calling, and some gross humor. For example, in one episode, Bazoo asks, "What do frogs dream?" Juliet answers, "Poking people's butts in the toilet. I always check for frogs when I go."
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Nutty Boy is based on a wildly popular Brazilian comic strip called O Menino Maluquinho by Ziraldo and is Netflix's first Brazilian animated show. The show features a well-meaning protagonist whose misadventures motivate his peers to act, and unrealistically turn authoritative adults in his favor. There are silly kid jokes that grownups would think are gross, as well as suspenseful scenes that portray cartoonish violence where no one gets seriously injured.
Is It Any Good?
From animation style to pranks and potty jokes, there is a lot of fun for kids in Netflix's first Brazilian animation show. The Nutty Boy captures fun childhood tropes in all of the ways kids will love. The vibrant colors and exciting misadventures will keep young viewers hooked. Though the characters aren't necessarily setting great behavioral examples, their dedication to friendship is admirable. The saving grace for grownups? Each episode is only about 10 minutes long.
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