Pinky and the Brain

1995 TV-G 3 seasons

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Pinky and the Brain

1995 TV-G 3 seasons
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Two genetically modified mice spend their lives in a cage at ACME labs plotting and scheming and generally failing spectacularly in this Emmy-winning animated series. Pinky (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is the babbling lunatic of the duo, while the Brain (Maurice LaMarche) is the power-hungry megalomaniac who dreams of ruling the world. Time and again, the Brain hatches his perfect plan, only to have it foiled by Pinky or his own ineptitude.
SEASON  1
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Summary of Season 1 (1995) - 4 discs

Perhaps more popular with adults than with children, this whip-smart animated series executive produced by Steven Spielberg follows the nightly adventures of two white lab mice, one of whom aims to take over the world. In this volume of episodes, Brain funds his plans for world domination by getting a job and faking an accident so he can sue the company. He then studies ventriloquism to convince people that Abraham Lincoln has been reincarnated.
Format
DVD
Screen
Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
English, Portuguese (Brazilian)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Portuguese (Brazilian): Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
TV-G - Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
  • Rob Paulsen
  • Maurice LaMarche
  • Tress MacNeille
  • Frank Welker
  • Jeff Bennett
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Reviews

age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, as cartoon series go, Pinky and the Brain has plenty of substance to entertain both kids and adults. The show's physical humor and absurd characters (the main characters are mice bent on world domination) will appeal to grade-schoolers, and its clever, sophisticated parodies of literature, politics, and culture will be applauded by astute adults. There's some recurring fantasy violence of the over-the-top cartoon kind, but most kids won't be upset by the pratfalls and unlikely scenarios (long-distance falls, explosions, collisions) that never leave a lasting effect.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.

Violence

Standard cartoon-style violence, including explosions, dramatic falls, collisions, and crashes -- but none of it results in lasting injury, and it's all laden with plenty of humor and absurdity to keep the mood light.

Language

Not applicable

Social Behavior

The show revolves around elaborate plans for world domination, through whatever means necessary. That said, it's clear that Brain's schemes aren't intended to be admirable.

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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