Yin Yang Yo!
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that because this cartoon revolves around a combination of martial arts and magic, it includes flashy scenes with weapons, cartoon tumbles, and objects being incinerated. Potty humor like flying underwear and a character sitting on a toilet pop up sporadically. The sibling heroes are argumentative and enjoy picking on each other, though they learn that it's only through cooperation and respect for each other's abilities that they will succeed.
What's the story?
YIN YANG YO! follows the comedic adventures of a brother-and-sister team of rabbits as they master the mystical art of Woo Foo, a fictional martial arts that pairs Magic and Might. Under the guidance of their teacher, the irritable and lazy Master Yo (voiced by Martin Roach), Yin (Stephanie Morgenstern) and Yang (Scott McCord) must work together to fight evil. The siblings are often at odds with each other, but they take their training seriously. Yin focuses on Magic, transforming matter with a "transfoomation" spell and ignite objects using "Yincineration." Yang focuses on Might, employing various weapons in his battles. Master Yo is a powerful, yet discontented Woo Foo fighter who hopes that Yin and Yang can finish his work of saving the world from evil forces, including Carl the Evil Cockroach Wizard (Jamie Watson) and the Night Master (David Hemblen).
Is it any good?
Yin Yang Yo! mixes flashy, lightning-fast animation with hyperactive heroes and quirky villains. The combination is sure to be enjoyed by tween viewers who will love its quick-witted comedy. But the frequent animated violence and sometimes-iffy behavior (from both the heroes and their mentors) may give some parents pause.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about sibling rivalry. What kinds of things do Yin and Yang argue about? What are some of the issues kids have with their own siblings? What can parents do to help when kids argue?
What do students learn from
participating in martial arts? How can being involved in martial arts
(or other sports) benefit you?