A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches about cat and dog biology, the difference between wild and domesticated cats and dogs, cat and dog behaviors and habitats.
Emphasizes the importance of keeping wild animals wild, as well as taking care of animals with respect.
Positive Role Models
The Kratts model curiosity and excitement towards learning, as well as caring for animals. Supporting cast features women scientists in technical roles.
Violence & Scariness
Predators stalk prey, but they do not succeed in killing them, and a lion pretty ferociously "kills" a robot. The humans have some conflict too: hapless villain Zach throws the Kratt brothers out of his airplane and is generally antagonistic. The conflict is mostly silly and the brothers never seem like they're in actual peril.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief mention of animals mating.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wild Kratts: Cats and Dogs is a special that's part of the Wild Kratts animal adventure series. There's some animal kingdom-related suspense that's pretty tame but may bother very young viewers. Predators stalk prey, but they don't succeed in killing them, and a lion pretty ferociously 'kills" a robot. A mother cat gets separated from her hungry meowing kittens before eventually being reunited. The humans have some conflict too: hapless villain Zach throws the Kratt brothers out of his airplane and is generally antagonistic. However, the conflict is mostly silly and the Kratts never seem like they're in actual peril. Kids that love cats or dogs will love learning more about their furry friends in this fun special.
Is It Any Good?
Cat and dog-loving kids (i.e. all kids) will love seeing the beloved Wild Kratts do a deep dive on their favorite animals in this special episode. Like the rest of the animated series, the special combines solid science facts with slapstick humor and an exciting nature adventure. The Kratt brothers explain the biological features, behaviors, and habitats of wild cats and dogs in a way that's interesting and accessible to kids. Budding zoologists will be fascinated to learn how wild cats and dogs are similar and different to their cuddly pets.
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