Together, kids’ favorite rockin’ band, The Doodlebops, and their fans explore the world of the Doodlenet on their magical tour bus.
The Doodlebops are a cartoon rock-and-roll band that teaches kids valuable life lessons set to music. In two episodes we reviewed, these cartoon rockers taught kids about the importance of such things as bathing, cleaning their room, overcoming fear and brushing their teeth.
The three-person band—made up of DeeDee, Rooney and Moe—travels in a bus driven by Bob, similar to the way the Partridge Family did in their 1970s sitcom. They begin addressing a topic, then receive a timely message delivered by a flying male mail snail, who delivers snail mail and never has time to hang around because he’s “gotta slide” and “catch you on the flip side.” The message always comes from a human child—and not coincidentally—always falls in line with the topic they’re addressing. The human is then transported into their cartoon world, where he or she becomes “Doodle for a Day.”
The purpose in turning the human into a Doodle is so the band can show him or her up close and personal what happens when you don’t—in this case—bathe, clean up, overcome fear or brush your teeth. By the end of the topic, the Doodle for a Day returns to the real world and sends a message back to the Doodlebops, thanking them for the lesson.
The lessons are universal and so are the characters helping to put them together. In this two-episode taste, the people who put this cartoon together should be commended for their diversity—the humans are Asian, Caucasian and African American and one of the ancillary cartoon voices is clearly Latino.
So, for parents having a hard time getting their kids to do the right thing, the Doodlebops might have a musical influence that gets their message across. It easily merits the Dove-Approved Seal for All Ages.
The Dove Take:
It’s educational and positive, easily digestible for children who, if they watch long enough, will find somebody that looks like them, facing a problem they might face.