Yin Yang Yo!

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Yin Yang Yo! TV Poster Image
Bunnies use mystical martial arts to battle evil.
Popular with kids

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 20 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Educational value

The show is intended to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

Ultimately the show promotes the idea of succeeding through teamwork and cooperation, but the siblings argue frequently, and there's some potty humor -- as well as plenty of martial arts combat.

Positive role models & representations

A brother and sister engage in sibling rivalry punctuated by
name-calling and generally irritating behavior, but in order to defeat
their enemies, they learn to work together and respect each other's
unique skills. On the downside, the main adult character is an iffy role model who's
lazy and easily annoyed. And one character uses "lady" and "girl" as insults to inspire his martial arts students.

Violence & scariness

Cartoon martial arts fight scenes include weapons like nunchucks, sticks, and a blunt sword. Lots of tumbling, zapping, and falling from great heights, but none of it results in lasting injury.

Sexy stuff
Language

Characters tease each other with names like "dumb" or "stupid," and talk about "kicking butt."

Consumerism
Drinking, drugs & smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

Adult Written byAl Jackson April 15, 2012

Great show.

This show was GREAT! It had colorful animation and great voice acting!
Parent of a 11 and 11 year old Written byResponibleParentOf2 July 12, 2011

It's a fighting program; very imitable, and all-and-all gets one star and no kids.

Graphic violence all throughout this program. Rated incorrectly; should instead be rated TV-MA-V.
Teen, 15 years old Written bymysticfox271 April 9, 2008

Something a child will never forget

One of the best efforts to get the producers "thrown" on a island for 60 days and act like rabbits/pandas and compleat "tasks" (eg: I AM NOT... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byMizuki-Chan April 9, 2008

I Lost All Of My Brain Cells Watching this!

This Show is kinda stupid. It has no meaning no point. Its just another stupid show Jetix put on t.v. to cancle other shows that acualy have a meaning. I though... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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