Too Cute!

 
Puppies and kitties! Cuteness is the focus here.

What parents need to know

Educational value

Information about different animal breeds and behaviors is offered, but things like the care of animals or safe ways to approach them (especially the moms) are not discussed.

Positive messages

The series showcases the way puppies and kittens develop during the first 10 weeks of their lives, but most of the focus is on how adorable they are.

Positive role models

The moms are protective and their litters are cute. Some animals get jealous.

Violence & scariness

Puppies and kittens knock down things, nibble on objects, wrestle, etc. The hunting instincts of specific breeds are discussed; images showing dogs and cats with dead animals are occasionally shown (but not a lot of blood). Mothers growl and react against perceived predators. Scenes at the vet include nail trimming and other activities.

Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Too Cute! features the adorable antics of puppies and kittens during the first 10 weeks of their lives. Aside from some references to hunting (including a few pictures of dead birds, but no blood) that might not be suitable for every viewer, the show is super kid friendly. There's some information on the specific breeds featured, as well as basic animal behavior, but animal safety (including approaching animals) is not discussed. Animal lovers will adore it, but don't be surprised if your child asks for a kitten or puppy after watching.

What's the story?

The reality series TOO CUTE! features puppies and kittens starring in their own unique coming of age stories. From Siberian and Savannah kittens to Westie and Goldendoodle pups, each episode follows litters during the adventures of the first 10 weeks of their lives. In between watching the babies learn how to walk, climb, play, and explore, narrator Henry Strozier offers information about the unique characteristics of their breed. Animal trivia questions are also posed and answered. At the end of each episode, viewers get to meet their new owners, and see what they look like as full-grown animals.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Too Cute! is a positive show that offers endless scenes of cuddly puppies and kittens learning how to fend for themselves during the first few months of their lives from their point of view. As they get older, their unique personalities add to the fun-filled chaos. The moments when they interact with other species of animals, including potbelly pigs and turtles, is also fun.

There's no real discussion of the do's and don'ts of raising kittens or puppies, nor are warnings offered about how to approach or handle animals. But there's lots of interesting information offered about some of reasons behind the animals' behavior, as well as some traits associated with their breed. Animal lovers of all ages will revel in it, and even non-animal lovers might be drawn to all the cuteness here.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about TV shows and movies featuring animals. Are they produced to just be entertaining, or are they being used to promote animal rights and safety? Are the things the animals shown here are doing on camera the same stuff they would do naturally?

  • Who are some of the most popular animal stars in TV and film history? What was it about them specifically that made them special? Brave? Unique? Or just plain cute?

  • Should you ever approach animals you don't know, even if they're cute? What are the precautions you should take when you are with animals, especially babies?

TV details

Cast:Henry Strozier
Network:Animal Planet
Genre:Reality TV
Topics:Cats, dogs, and mice
TV rating:TV-PG
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Kid, 10 years old November 16, 2013
age 4+
 

Too Cute :)

Adorable. Kids can learn alot. Mostly about puppies and kittens, and their is an episode "Extra Special Pets" featuring pigs, rabbits, and hedge hogs.
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Kid, 10 years old November 12, 2013
Parent Written by710studio October 26, 2013
age 5+
 

Too Cute

"Too Cute" is... well, just as its name would imply, packed full of cuteness. This Animal Planet program follows various families of kittens and puppies from their birth to the time they are ready to move on with their new families. This program, as one might expect, Is packed with cuteness. But, within the layers of cute, there is a good amount of educational value to be found. "Too Cute" is a program that is truly full of fluff, but in the best, most adorable meaning of the word.
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