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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Show models positive social-emotional skills like dealing with emotions and embracing what makes you unique.
Positive messages about being true to yourself even if it doesn't make you popular, following your imagination, being kind, and more.
Positive Role Models
Main character Wolfboy is a great role model for kids who feel like they don't quite fit in. He marches to the beat of his own drummer, even when other kids find it weird.
Main character Wolfboy is emotionally intelligent and freely expresses his emotions, which is counterstereotypical of many boy characters in media. Female charcter Xandra is a great strong female supporting character who takes charge and confronts challenges.
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Violence & Scariness
Some fantasy aggression without weapons. Some mean characters who tease the main character Wolfboy for being weird, and some mild arguing between characters.
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Some mild verbal hostility -- kids teasing the main character and calling him "weird." Some expressions of dislike and mistrust between characters.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wolfboy and the Everything Factory is a lovely, delightful animated series about a boy who goes off to boarding school and discovers a secret underground world. The characters and their experiences teach great social-emotional lessons on topics like empathy, and kids who feel like they don't quite fit in are likely to see themselves in Wolfboy (who's voiced by Kassian Shae Akhtar). That said, some kids may be upset by seeing Wolfboy get bullied at school: Other kids call him "weird" and laugh at his eccentricities. There are also expressions of dislike and mistrust between characters. And when Wolfboy goes to the magical underground Everything Factory, there are some moments of suspense and adventure, including some fantasy violence without weapons.
Is It Any Good?
This lovely, empathetic series is a true delight. Kids will fall in love with the Wolfboy character and the fantasy world that powers life as we humans know it. Wolfboy is an example of a somewhat rare character in kids' TV -- he's complex, is an extremely emotionally intelligent boy, and has a wild creativity streak that hasn't gotten squashed. Kids who feel different from their peers (i.e. all kids at one point or another) will connect deeply with him. The show also successfully sneaks in teaching social-emotional skills in a way that will resonate with kids, which is commendable for this tween demographic. The whole visual world of the Everything Factory is superb: from the spryte creatures with their wonderfully quirky designs to the richly textured and colored scenery. Kids will want to jump in and live there, and let Wolfboy inspire their own imaginations to run wild.
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