Kenny the Shark

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Discovery Channel Kids (ended 2005)

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Kenny the Shark
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Kenny is a tiger shark who has found himself in the strange position of being a family pet. Kenny has all the characteristics and instincts of any other tiger shark, but he must adapt himself to the placid ways of suburban family life. If not, he'll be put back out to sea, which would mean giving up his best friend Kat. And that would be unthinkable! Kenny is about an 8-foot, 1,500-pound tiger shark who lives with 10-year-old Kat and her family in the suburbs. Her parents are tolerant of Kenny, but he's big and smelly. Luckily, Kat speaks shark, so she tries to reason with Kenny when he wants to eat the mail or mail carrier. If Kenny can't adapt to life under a roof, he'll have to go back to the sea. Kat learns that living with a shark isn't that easy since they eat everything, they never sleep and they constantly shed their teeth. To stay best friends with, Kenny must fight his natural cravings, making do with imitation seal flakes and resisting the desire to eat Kat's baby brother, who smells very tasty. But as often as the family adopts wild animals, problems arise. Kenny is almost always hungry. Keeping him fed and her family safe is Kat's most important task. Kat also faces the challenge of keeping Kenny from eating dad's beanbag chairs and he must learn to mind his manners, and keeping him out of trouble. Kenny is constantly shedding his teeth, and his crazy behavior sometimes keeps Kat up all night.moreless
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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The highlight for my family back then,,,

    10
    Funny and awsome would discribe this show followed by tunstain. Much better than the crap they show this days like "The "Regular Show" which are pure trash, I wish the show would come back . We miss it BIG TIME.
  • You'll have much fun watching Shark Week on Discovery Channel than this junk

    1.0
    I love sharks,but If you can guess one of the worst cartoons of all time and a disgrace to sharks everywhere,it's Kenny the Shark. It's such a horrendous cartoon,and I will never understand why everyone likes it so much. This show is about a tiger shark named Kenny,who is found by Kat,and is now her pet. Okay,who would adopt a shark? They kill and eat people for god sake! So,the show has a horrendous plot. The second problem is logic. I mean,Kenny is a shark,yet he could walk,talk,and can live without water. He barley goes in water as if he was God or something. I've also noticed how he never craves humans. I mean,he's a shark,he's supposed to eat and kill humans. The characters are no better at all. Kenny is annoying and hyper,Kat is stereotypical,the parents are idiotic,and her friends are just as stereotypical as her. I've also noticed how nobody notices Kenny as a real shark. In one episode,Kenny had to join a school play,and everybody,even the drama teacher,thought that it was a kid in a costume. Wow,no one knows when an animal is in disguise? It's just like how no one could recognize the Barnyard animals in their costumes. The artwork is horrible,and everybody has such odd shapes for bodies. Overall,this is such a horrible cartoon. Not only does it point a middle finger to logic,it also breaks every rule in the shark book. Just go watch Jaws and forget this.moreless
  • Kenny the Shark is such a cool show!

    10
    I love, love, love, love, love, love, love this show!!!!!



    It's so cool! And very, very, very, very funny!!!! All of my friends like it! And I'm so happy they do because there's a show called "Grossology" that they don't like. But, I just love this show!



    It's so funny! I especially love the episode "Watching Karl" when Kenny and Kat had to catch Karl before her parents came back home! That episode was like, awesome!!!



    I absolutely love this show! It's right up there with "Grossology"!



    But, I can't believe they canceled the show! I mean, it was so cool! Why did they have to do that?! Why?!



    Still, I don't care what anyone says, I love Kenny the Shark!



    I love it! I love it! I love it! I love it!moreless
  • A good, funny show I enjoy watching.

    7.8
    This show is very good, especially for younger kids. Some of the dialoge is corny, and a few of the facts presented seem a bit forced. But I expect that out of a slightly educational cartoon. By slightly educational I mean every episode presents maybe one fact, and most of them are repeated. Also, a lot of the jokes aren't satisfactory. Okay, all of the puns fail so badly I end up staring at the screen in awe, mouth dropped to the floor, bewildered at the amazingly, impossibly terrible "joke". Are the jokes written by 4-year olds or what? The rest of the show is good though, and I end up watching the show every day.moreless
  • A girl has a tigershark for her pet thus paving the way for a nice educational cartoon with lots of facts about sharks, right? Wrong! It was supposed to be educational and funny, but it's just funny. And will be enjoyed for a while yet, at least by me.moreless

    7.5
    It doesn't sound like much. A Tiger Shark named Kenny gets fed up with life under the ocean, and is bought at a pet store by 10 year old Kat, who can speak the language of sharks. (Rip off of "The Wild Thornberrys"? Hardly. She can't speak to any other animals.)



    Why am I, at age 26, watching Kenny The Shark? (I even have the whole first series on DVD!) Well, it is funny, with the usual line-up of slap-stick style cartoon gagas: A shark as the family pet. Need I say more?



    This show is meant to be educational, yet in the second series it contradicts quite a few "facts" presented in the first, raising the question as to where the line between fact and fiction lies.



    (Reviewer's note: Since writing this review, "Kenny The Shark" has been cited as a great example of bad educational television, in terms of it's factual content and presentation)



    All up, though, if you can suspend disbelief (this show exists in a world of it's own at times) it's a good 22 minutes (plus commercials) of entertaining silliness. And who knows? You might learn something along the way as well. Not a classic by any stretch, but is enjoyable none-the-less.



    Afterthought - Some people I know say that just the fact that the lead girl Kat is of white father and Asian mother and has a best friend from Guatemala (named Oscar) is too politically correct. I have no issue with thier respective heritages. But if you are against "political correctness in kid's shows" then you're too grown up to have any fun and should go and play a game instead, preferably one of the outdoor variety!moreless
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    June 3, 2008 DVD Releases

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    June 5, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Animation, Kids

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    Grade Schoolers, Preschoolers