A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Kids can learn amazing facts about the tiniest creatures in the animal kingdom.
Inspires curiosity and wonder about the natural world.
Positive Role Models
The animals are treated with respect by filmmakers.
Violence & Scariness
A moderate amount of scariness as predators pursue prey or animals are otherwise in danger. No animals meet their demise, and there's nothing gross or graphic.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to animals courting each other or mating (no visuals of mating).
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tiny World is a fantastic nature documentary series that focuses on the smallest members of the animal kingdom (bugs, birds, reptiles, and small animals). The series has a moderate amount of scariness as predators pursue their prey, or when animals find themselves otherwise in danger. No animals die, and there's nothing gross or graphic. There are references to animals courting each other or mating (but no visuals of mating). Overall, this is great show that will inspire wonder in kids and adults alike.
Is It Any Good?
This fantastic docuseries inspires curiosity and wonder about the natural world. The entire family can learn amazing facts about small creatures (like: did you know an Australian echidna can eat 60,000 ants in 10 minutes?). The cinematography is stunningly gorgeous. Where else can you watch a spider smaller than a lentil do an elaborate and hilarious mating dance in crystal-clear detail? Each episode has numerous "how-did-they-capture-that" moments (to the point that it's easy to wonder if the producers are manipulating reality a bit). Rudd's charming narration links all the creatures' stories together with a cohesive narrative.
Kids and parents alike will love Tiny World, and it's perfect for whole-family viewing. Kids sensitive to scariness may want to skip this series (or have grown-ups armed with a quick fast-forward reflex nearby). Scary scenes include things like predators chasing prey and a baby animal getting stuck in a wildfire, and these tense moments are played up for dramatic effect. The scary things (like animals getting eaten or dying) are never actually shown, but the build up may be too much for some kids.
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