Wunderkind Little Amadeus

TV review by
Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media
Wunderkind Little Amadeus TV Poster Image
Composer's childhood adventures play a fun 'toon.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The show aims to promote classical music knowledge and appreciation. Amadeus is prone to mischief, but it's more the "innocent prank" kind.

Violence & Scariness

Occasional pratfalls.

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this animated series aims to educate kids about classical music while entertaining them with cute cartoon antics. There's no iffy content to worry about. That said, although the producers do seem to get a lot of the details about Mozart's life correct, they also take some liberties with his story so that it works with their ongoing series.

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User Reviews

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  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 and 4-year-old Written byLadymaryland April 21, 2010
Teen, 13 years old Written bynightshadow31303 August 7, 2016

Great show!

I think this show is very educational and is useful in teaching young children about the life of the young Amadeus Mozart. It teaches about different elements o... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byrockonarni September 12, 2016

much more serious than you think it is

I began watching this show in German to help my skills in that language, but I ended up getting pretty into it. I find that the artistic liberties taken are pa... Continue reading

What's the story?

The real Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a child prodigy who wrote his first symphony at the age of 4. He was also reportedly quite the prankster, a fact that this series -- which aims to interest children in classical music -- runs with, making a genial 8-year-old scamp out of the historical figure. In each episode, Amadeus, as he's known to his family and friends, gets into scrapes and faces off with the jealous Lorenzo Devilious while using his musical ability to save the day.

Is it any good?

WUNDERKIND LITTLE AMADEUS is fairly standard animated fare, with a regular villain and fun-but-spunky heroes (the soundtrack, provided by one of the world's greatest composers, lifts things up a notch). The good news is that it seems to have a strong footing in the actual history of the day, in spite of the odd anachronistic language -- it's a bit jarring to see someone in a wig and knee breeches refer to something as "lame," for example.

The only question is whether kids addicted to Pokemon, Batman, and the like are going to put their cards down for this gentle little show about a type of music that plenty of folks (both old and young) find boring. Which is too bad, because both the music and the show are worth enjoying.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how accurate this series is. Do you think all of the characters in the show really existed? How could you find out more about the real Mozart? Why do you think TV show and movie producers sometimes bend the truth? Families can also discuss what kids learn from watching this show. Kids: Do you think of this series as more of an educational show or more of an entertaining one? Why?

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