Mandy Mouse is the latest character to join the Peppa Pig crew and we love her already!

Parents are applauding the introduction of the latest character to the Peppa Pig series, Mandy Mouse, as she promotes inclusiveness and normalises disability. In early April, British viewers were introduced to Mandy who is the first character in the show to use a wheelchair.

Everyday Life

Many believe that Mandy’s character will have a powerful impact on Peppa Pig viewers as she highlights disability as a normal part of everyday life. “A cartoon universe is a great place to introduce characters that aren’t ‘cardboard cutouts'” mother of two Pallavi Singh told The Indian Express. “It’s really important for me to let my children observe that each character/person is unique and to subtly steer them away from the ‘normal’ society generally throws at us.”

Other parents have acknowledged that a lack of visibility of disability in children’s programs is an ongoing issue. “Our daughter said ‘why isn’t Mandy Mouse playing like others?'” one father said. “Well she hasn’t seen many disabled people around and that’s a problem. Lack of visibility of disabled people in public spaces should be a concern.”

We love Mandy already and think she will be a much-loved and very welcome addition to the Peppa Pig family!

What do you think of including characters like Mandy Mouse in children’s TV shows? Share your thoughts in the comments.

  • I love the idea of introducing this into kids shows! It will get the kids to bring it up in conversation at home with their families and make it normalised.

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  • This is a good idea, introducing diversity to the kids at a young age

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  • I’ve never got into Peppa Pig, but apparently she’s a huge hit with the kids. The more kids are exposed to in these kinds of shows, the more understanding and compassionate they will become as adults

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  • It’s a great idea and inclusive of physically disabled kids.

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  • Sorry – not up with the Peppa Pig genre.

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  • Great idea. It helps the kids learn empathy and caring at a young age.

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  • yes have noticed more children shows are now including more people with disabilities. This does help to show that it is normal to see such people around and not something to fear.

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  • Fantastic, such a popular show it’s bound to have an impact and the earlier the better.

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  • Good on you Peppa pig producers!

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  • These shows are very educational

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  • It’s great!! Good to see cartoons changing with the world around us

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  • Good to have Mandy Mouse for inclusion & diversity. Good as a conversation starter with younger children too.

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  • It is wonderful that children will learn to accept others who look different to others. Teach them to be considerate and not tease or harrass others who aren’t able to do what they do.

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  • that’s awesome even though i hate peppa pig the spoilt brat hahah

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  • This is a wonderful idea. I wish there was more diversity in other programs as well.

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