Parents' Guide to

Where's Waldo? (2019)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Reboot of iconic puzzler teaches culture, problem solving.

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Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

Fun Show for Kids

Overall a fun adventure show for younger kids. My daughter particularly loves the scenes where you can search for Waldo. The characters are refreshingly low in snark (Odlulu can have some attitude, but for a "bad guy" she's not too bad, and even frequently collaborates with Wenda and Waldo for the greater good). My one beef with the show is that, no matter where in the world Waldo and co. end up (Africa, China, South America, Scotland...) everyone sounds American. There's no attempt for characters from other countries to sound remotely authentic. It's a bit odd for a show that tries to include some educational material.
age 5+

A reboot that's worth watching

Whenever I see a reboot of a children's show, I usually don't like them as they mess up. However, this reboot turned out to be good, unlike other reboots which have been terrible i.e. Franklin and Friends, Bob the Builder (2015), The Magic School Bus Rides Again, and Babar & The Adventures of Badou. So I do recommend you to watch this reboot very much. My score = 80/100

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

This addition to the Where's Waldo? franchise is an entertaining and colorful reboot of the 1991 series of the same name. It shares lots of details about a range of countries and cultures that children can easily understand. Meanwhile, as Waldo and his friends travel around the world, they also demonstrate the importance of finding ways to problem solve, the value of teamwork, and the beauty of making new friends around the world. True to form, each episode also features a few "where's Waldo?" moments, during which time viewers can actively search for the junior wanderer in a scene full of iconic red and white stripes. This combination of learning and fun is appealing to kids, but chances are that it will attract Waldo fans of any age.

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