World of Quest

 
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Action-heavy 'toon lacks substance for kids.

What parents need to know

Educational value
Not applicable
Positive messages

Violence is the standard answer to confrontations with adversaries, and the plot centers on the abduction of Nestor's parents by an evil enemy.

Positive role models

Prince Nestor is spoiled and bossy and obviously enjoys his royal power over his reluctant lackey, Quest. For his part, Quest enjoys nothing more than humiliating Nestor. The few female characters include an inexperienced apprentice sorceress prone to mistakes and a talking map (in human form) whose directions are often convoluted and therefore misinterpreted.

Violence & scariness

Lots of exaggerated cartoon violence (long falls, collisions, and the like) with little consequence. Quest uses throwing weapons and swords, but his victims either show no injury or simply dissolve away. One character boasts a spitting feature that resembles the workings of a gun, and another can remove his head and use it as a weapon.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

One of Quest's favorite words seems to be "hate."

Consumerism

The series is based on a series of graphic novels and comes with the requisite line of coordinating merchandise.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the main character in this action cartoon is a spoiled boy prince who revels in bossing around his adult bodyguard -- who, in turn, tries to humiliate the boy before reluctantly doing his bidding. Violence (mostly cartoony stuff like crashes and collisions, but there's some weapon play, too) is common and injury free, and it's generally how the heroes fend off the bad guys. It's worth noting that if "hate" is a four-letter word in your house, you'll want to skip this one altogether; Quest uses it multiple times in each episode to describe how he feels about everything from scenery to people.

What's the story?

WORLD OF QUEST is an action-adventure cartoon series that centers on spoiled young Prince Nestor (voiced by Landon Norris) and his reluctant, uber-muscular bodyguard, Quest (Ron Pardo), who are on a mission to rescue Nestor's parents from the clutches of the nefarious Lord Sprite. They're joined by a handful of colorful, magical characters, whose unique talents come in handy when they battle Sprite's henchmen. Nestor and Quest often lapse into fighting between themselves with more intensity than they direct at their enemies, but to locate the coveted Shatter Soul Sword and free the royal prisoners, they'll need to learn to get along.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Unfortunately there's not much substance to the duo's adventure. It's obvious that the show's only goal is to entertain, and there's no attempt to bolster the stories with lessons of any sort. Nestor's obnoxious control over Quest -- who's magically indebted to the prince -- will quickly grate on parents' patience, and the fact that Quest's obvious frustration at being bossed around by a punk kid is a basis for the show's humor is flat-out irritating.

Add to that the show's reliance on violence as an answer to confrontations and the bad guys' constant, unwitting ineptitude -- which helps Nestor defeat them time and again -- and it's clear that kids will get a skewed idea of appropriate methods of conflict resolution. It's also worth mentioning that Quest uses the word "hate" many times in each episode, referring to anything from the weather to people, and kids may just adopt this questionable habit as their own.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how bad guys are typically portrayed in kids' shows. Did you find the bad guys in this show scary? How does their outward appearance affect how you feel about them? Would any changes to the way they look make them more or less scary?

  • Can you think of other cartoon bad guys who are more frightening than the ones here? What makes them seem scarier?

  • How does the violence in this cartoon compare to what you've seen in other shows?

TV details

Cast:Landon Norris, Ron Pardo
Network:CW
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Adventures
TV rating:TV-Y7-FV
Available on:Streaming

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Teen, 14 years old Written byjazelake May 5, 2009
 

Not So Great Escape

Teen, 16 years old Written byTheGreatReviewer May 1, 2009
 

Will laugh your brain out!

World of Quest is an action-comedy cartoon with 10/10 animation, packed with lots of excellent designed characters and humor. Altough it lacks episode number, it will make your stomach burst! Story takes place in the massive world of Oddysia, following the unlikely bodyguard of pampered prince Nestor. His name is kinda weird: he is called Quest. Yes, Quest. But, now, Quest is very sarcastic, but always serious. he laughs in only two episodes. But the thing special for him is that his every second sentence is: "I hate..." and then he says something. The best of this cartoon is animation: All characters move like 3D, but it's all 2D, which is hard to notice. Altough, not counting lack of episodes and story, it is highly recommended if you like adventure, action, comedy, and perfect animation.
Teen, 16 years old Written bycharlie_tupperman April 9, 2008
 

Amazing show!

Quest totally kicks butt! Really funny and some great action seequences! I'm lovin' it!

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