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This riotous animated series follows the outlandish misadventures of third grader Brendon Small, a filmmaking wunderkind who takes his camera everywhere to record the trials and occasional triumph of his prepubescent life. When he's not chronicling the dangers of stuffing marbles up one's nose, he's tooling around with boozy soccer coach McGuirk, trying (and failing) to rock out with pals Jason and Melissa, and more.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (1999) - 3 discs

Precocious, pint-sized indie filmmaker Brendon Small captures the trials and tribulations of his 8-year-old life in this Season 1 collection of the animated series, which aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • H. Jon Benjamin
  • Melissa Bardin Galsky
  • Ron Lynch
  • Janine Ditullio
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that although this series about a boy who likes to make movies with his best friends is animated, it often explores relatively mature topics about families, marriage, and divorce. There's not too much in the way of swearing, sex, or violence, but the jokes and themes might not be very entertaining for young viewers. The main character, Brendon, lives with his single mom, while his friend Jason seems to have little contact with his parents. The kids themselves must often bend a few rules in order to plan and shoot the scenes for their movies.

Sexual Content

Not applicable

Violence

Moderate cartoon antics that fall short of actual fighting.

Language

Characters call each other "stupid" and say "shut up" and "ass." Some references to bodily functions, as characters sometimes "gotta pee" or throw up.

Social Behavior

The series portrays Brendon's filmmaking efforts as worthy and artistic ventures, requiring creativity, imagination, and focus. That said, it also delves into complex family issues, touching on divorce, absent and neglectful parents, and the complicated relations within blended families.

Consumerism

Some episodes have references to well-known movies.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One of the adult characters has a drinking problem.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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