Hero Elementary

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Hero Elementary is an American-Canadian children's animated television series created and produced by Portfolio Entertainment and Twin Cities PBS. The series premiered on June 1, 2020 on PBS Kids. The series was created by co-creators Carol-Lynn Parente and Christine Ferraro, who previously worked on Sesame Street.

Plot

Members of the Sparks' Crew -- Lucita Sky, AJ Gadgets, Sara Snap, and Benny Bubbles -- work with their teacher, Mr. Sparks, to help people and solve problems.

Why It Rocks

  1. Well-done art style and comic book motif. Special mention goes to the backgrounds, which look beautiful.
  2. It teaches kids about basic science in an effective way.
  3. The characters are all diverse and likable. For example, Lucita Sky is a Latina who has the power to fly yet is afraid of heights, Benny Bubbles is an animal lover who can make bubbles, Sara Snap is a biracial Japanese-American who can teleport and has super strength, and AJ Gadgets is a black autistic boy who can make gadgets.
  4. Speaking of which, AJ's autism is represented well.
  5. Fur Blur, the class hamster, is so adorable.
  6. Catchy theme song.
  7. The world of the show is rich and expansive, with lots of different superheroes attending the titular school.
  8. It manages to mix science lessons with superhero tropes and a relatable school setting.

Bad Qualities

  1. The animation is a mixed bag.
  2. The episode formula can get stale after a while.