The adventures of a gang of tiny creatures — a pebble, a strawberry, a twig and a leaf — who are best friends and live in a terribly unkempt backyard belonging to a trio of equally unkempt humans. This band of diminutive heroes calls themselves the Mighty Ones, and while they may be the smallest things in the yard, they’re determined to live big lives.
KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Tiana S. comments, “Our favorite mighty tiny creatures – Very Berry, Leaf, Twig and Rocksy – are back for a new round of adventures in The Mighty Ones Season 2. This animated series is fun and colorful, with a nice mix of hidden educational messages. Each episode presents an obstacle for the Mighty Ones crew, which they usually create themselves, but they always find a way to get out of it.” See her full review below.
The Mighty Ones: Season 2
By Tiana S., KIDS FIRST! Series Critic, Age 10
Our favorite mighty tiny creatures – Very Berry, Leaf, Twig and Rocksy – are back for a new round of adventures in The Mighty Ones Season 2. This animated series is fun and colorful, with a nice mix of hidden educational messages. Each episode presents an obstacle for the Mighty Ones crew, which they usually create themselves, but they always find a way to get out of it. This series is very bubbly and enjoyable!
The Mighty Ones is about a group of four friends: Very Berry (Alex Cazares), Twig (Josh Brener), Leaf (Jimmy Tatro) and Rocksy (Jessica McKenna). They live in a messy backyard of humans that they call giants or gods. The messiness makes for great new adventures on every path. While they are the smallest things in the yard, there is no obstacle they can’t overcome because they always work together and have each other’s backs.
The main characters are Very Berry, a fun and adventurous strawberry; Leaf, a laid-back and cool leaf; Twig, a smart and nervous stick; and Rocksy, a considerate pebble, who is also the group leader. I love how each character has huge goals and its own personality. My favorite scene is from the “Home Touchers” episode when Rocksy is trapped in the humans’ house. Kensington (Janina Gavankar), one of the “giants,” is listening to a podcast about murderous ghosts. The show describes the signs of a ghost being in the house and, each time Twig and Berry make that exact noise to capture Rocky’s attention, it scares Kensington.
The message of The Mighty Ones is to trust your friends because they have your best interest at heart and you can do more together than alone. There is also a hidden message throughout the series about how humans affect the lives of other living things. The “Mighty Ones” are affected by all the things the humans keep in their backyard, which correlates to how humans affect climate change and the lives of other species.
I give The Mighty Ones 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for kids ages 8 to 12. You can find Season 2streaming on Peacock and Hulu beginning July 1, 2021.
Keywords: Josh Brener, Alex Cazares, Jessica McKenna, Jimmy Tatro, Fred Tatasciore, Janine Gavankat, Grey Griffin, Kari Wahlgren, GregCipes, Stephen Broot, Carder Scholin, Ben Bury, Greg Miller