A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series offers some details about different countries, states, cultures, and communities. It also shows characters using critical thinking skills as they pertain to problem solving.
Contains lots of positive messages about different people and places from all over the world. The value of travel, teamwork, friendship, and problem solving are also key themes.
Positive Role Models
Waldo and Wenda are smart, open-minded critical thinkers who respect everyone they come across. Wizard Whitebeard is a little unfocused at times, but is a good mentor. Odlulu doesn’t do nice things, but she’s more selfish and insecure than evil.
Violence & Scariness
Occasional fantasy falls, spills, or potential dangers, but nothing violent.
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Products & Purchases
The series is part of the popular Where’s Waldo? franchise, which features lots of books, games, apps, etc.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the 2019 animated reboot of Where's Waldo? is an animated series based on the popular Where's Wally? books (known as Where's Waldo? in the U.S.) by Martin Handford. It combines lots of info about different countries and cultures with lessons about problem solving and teamwork, all of which are geared towards kid viewers. It also features moments where viewers can search for the iconic stripe-clad character, making it fun for viewers of all ages. The series is part of a larger Where's Waldo? franchise.
Is It Any Good?
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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