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.
Original songs are creative revisions of familiar tunes like "On Top of Old Smokey" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." They narrate the characters' actions, which usually involve positive, friendly behavior like helping others and showing compassion.
Positive Role Models
True and her Rainbow Kingdom friends are a kind and generous group, extending friendship and sharing with others. The exception to that rule is Glummy Glooma, who enjoys spreading gloom and ruins other people's fun in songs that involve him.
Products & Purchases
The show is a collection of original songs by the characters of True and the Rainbow Kingdom.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that True Tunes is a collection of music videos from the creators of True and the Rainbow Kingdom featuring original songs that are inspired by and composed to the melodies of familiar nursery rhyme songs. Although the music format allows for minimal story and character development, viewers who know of the characters' personalities from the True series will especially enjoy these extra little glimpses into Rainbow Kingdom. The songs are inventive rewrites of traditional tunes like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and "Hush Little Baby," so creative and well done that parents will like them almost as much as kids do. If this is your kids' introduction to True and her friends, be aware that the endearing characters likely will inspire an interest in the sweet TV series next.
Is It Any Good?
True's fans will be eager to check out these darling videos featuring music that's entirely new to the franchise and so endearing parents may find themselves drawn to it as well. Everything that viewers have come to expect and love in shows set in Rainbow Kingdom continues in these sweet vignettes -- colorful characters, expressions of kindness, humor, and creative animation -- and the result is an endearing collection of sweet original songs that complements True's other TV titles.
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