Meerkat Manor

2005 TV-G 3 seasons

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Meerkat Manor

2005 TV-G 3 seasons
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In South Africa's Kalahari Desert, witness the compelling tragedies and triumphs of the Whiskers, an adorable family of meerkats who confront violent storms, rival gangs, terrible infighting and other nerve-racking threats to their survival. Filmed using a multitude of cameras above and below ground, this unique Animal Planet series follows fun characters such as dominant female Flower and her partner, Zaphod.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 2 discs

A tight-knit family of meerkats -- descriptively dubbed "the Whiskers" -- puts an animal spin on human drama in this heartwarming Animal Planet series that follows their daily struggles living on the edge of Africa's Kalahari Desert. In the show's first season, Flower bears a new litter of pups; Shakespeare tangles with a puff adder; Youssarian rallies to protect his clan; and Mozart gets kicked out of the burrow.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
  • Sean Astin
  • Stockard Channing
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Reviews

age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that it's easy to get emotionally attached to these adorable furry creatures, so if disaster strikes (and it may), it can be pretty sad. Even though the stars are animals, voice-over narration explains their thought processes and assigns meaning to their sometimes-cruel actions. Parents may find themselves starting the "birds and bees" conversation after mating scenes or explaining nature's "survival of the fittest." Some scenes with predatory animals can be a little scary for young viewers.

Sexual Content

Animal mating scenes might raise some questions from kids.

Violence

Meerkats engage in pretty intense battles with each other and other animals. Some key characters are injured and/or die.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

Offers educational insights into wildlife; shows that all families have their ups and downs.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • 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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