A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.
Positive messages aren’t at the forefront of the show, although some storylines loosely touch on themes like self-esteem and loyalty.
Positive Role Models
Some segments show characters being rewarded for their diligence or obedience. One character is a model of self-esteem, despite an outward appearance that others find unappealing. Some characters’ mischievous personalities are in sharp contrast to their endearing appearances.
Violence & Scariness
Plenty of physical slapstick stuff like long falls, electrocution, and the like, but none of it leads to lasting injury. One menacing canine character might frighten very young kids.
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Products & Purchases
The characters are inspired by a line of greeting cards from American Greetings and have appeared in a series of books.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there's no cause for concern in this funny, pet-centered show inspired by a line of greeting cards. Its revolving cast of characters makes it difficult to predict the content, and a few of the animals use their cuteness to hide a more troublesome personality (cats who steal food or one who tricks his peers into carrying out his wishes, for instance), but overall there's little to keep kids from enjoying the funny side of viewing the world through the pets' eyes. While there's little attempt to work specific positive content into the stories, there's nothing truly worrisome, either.
Is It Any Good?
Inspired by a series of cards from American Greetings, these caricature-esque critters run the gamut on personality. Some are cute, some are conniving, some are downright odd, but the silly scrapes they get themselves into are just plain fun. Kids will enjoy the humorous take on the animals' view of the world, and parents can rest assured that there's nothing worrisome in the show itself.
True, positive takeaways play second fiddle to humor for the most part, but the show is harmless in reasonable doses. Of course, the fact that it brings to life characters that grace greeting cards, books, and a handful of other products might give your kids reason to start wanting the ones associated with their favorite characters.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.