True and the Rainbow Kingdom

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 3+

No diversity

Although this show has cuteness factor, it's not very educational and the worst part is there is NO diversity. All the human characters are white and abled.
age 3+

Not the worst but misses some easy opportunities

My 4 year LOVES the music and colors. The humor is harmless; she thinks Bartleby the cat is hilarious. I like True's approach to problem-solving by reviewing what she knows about the problem, identifying the obstacles and using resources to save the day. I desperately wish there was more diversity in the cast (all of the humans are assumed to be white) and more variety in the character development (Grizelda is always irredeemably bratty, Z is always unflappably wise, etc). At the end of the show we try to talk about what True learned and it's always a bit of a miss which signals to me that, while the show is fun and benign, she's not actually getting anything good out of it either. There are better ways to use her time but it's not the worst.

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