Why we love “Elliot from Earth” – The new series from Cartoon Network

Elliot, his mum, and his best friend Mo (a dinosaur) enjoy some epic adventures in space. The series sees the three main characters take an unexpected journey across the universe to discover why they were brought there in the first place.

Along the way they meet a whole host of friendly cosmic creatures who all exist in harmony – a valuable lesson for kids to learn.

Not only is Elliot’s relationship with his mum something that gives the show a unique angle, we also love how it highlights inclusivity as they meet up with different creatures. Everyone lives in harmony!

“Elliot has found a passion he shares with his mom, and together they explore things in and out of this world. It encourages a sense of adventure and imagination for both kids and parents, and with Elliot’s empathy and fearlessness, anything is possible, “ says Karabo Mokoena.

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Elliott’s mum, Frankie is a geologist, who has spent the past few years studying a strange rock she discovered!  Frankie’s logical, scientific approach to things doesn’t mean she never acts impulsively. This is opposite to how Elliot sometimes reacts. His impulsivity leads the curious youngster into some sticky situations.

What we love about Elliott From Earth:

“I love the thrill of adventure the series offers as well as how their little imaginations flourish with each fascinating episode. I love that Elliot’s mom is the real superhero in this programme – we need more messages like this!” says Megan Pillay. “Also kids learning about things like science and space are great too!”

We love the theme of friendship, and how it shows kids that friendships can be between all types of creatures from all over the universe and that we can all live in harmony.

“I love the comedic edge to the show, it may be set in space but mom and kid issues are super relatable and they seem to have a great understanding of each other,” says Naadiya Adams. “Eliott’s curiosity for things is refreshing, and in a world where racism is rife it’s lovely to see so much harmony among different creatures.”

We love the sense of adventure and creativity in each episode which takes the friends to different corners of the universe. It encourages kids to dream, be creative and connect with others even if they are little bit shy at times.

“The fact that Elliot From Earth is from the creators of The Amazing World of Gumball made it an instant favourite for my son from the start,” says Andile Mthimkhulu. “Getting to explore the world with your mom by your side is probably every kid’s dream. Elliot From Earth makes this dream a reality for kids and their moms too and teaches valuable lessons while having a whole lot of fun.”

Along with the cartoon characters, there’s a good sense of comedy – which can be appreciated by moms and kids.

“Get the moral of the story without a long lecture,” says Zethu Sithole. “We love how Elliot shows empathy and learns to understand and love all the different creatures he meets on his adventures. A plus just for me is that his mom is practically a superhero just like the rest of us moms.”

The new series will roll out across Africa on Saturday, 13 March 2021 @ 09:35 CAT.

Cartoon Network Africa is available on DStv, channel 301, and GOtv, channel 67 

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