These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Fan Dumb: Supposed fans of the Original Franklin Animation are degrading its successor, Franklin and Friends simply because it's in CGI.
Fridge Brilliance: In "Franklin's Not-So-Broken Bone," Skunk is unable to go swimming with her friends because of her cast, but in "Franklin's Swimming Party," it's revealed that she can't swim at all. Could be fridge brilliance, though, if you consider that having the cast was a ready-made reason to decline the invite without revealing her secret.
Nightmare Fuel: The Gargoyles in Franklin and the Adventures of the Noble Knights can be this if you're a four year old, especially if you have front row seats. Glowing eyes may not be scary to older viewers, but for toddlers...
The 90s computer game "Franklin's Reading World" had a scene where he was in the forest. And the trees looked relatively scary.
Periphery Demographic: Parents who have seen the show with their children and enjoyed it; those who have grown up with the series; and a loyal core who appreciates it for any number of reasons.
Tastes Like Diabetes: Despite its target audience, Franklin and Franklin and Friendsaverts this for the most part. Occasionally however, some episodes just end up being a bit too sweet.
Tear Jerker: Granny's tale of losing her parents and home in a fire in Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure definitely qualifies. The "I Wonder" song from Franklin and the Green Knight is another example. And one could easily shed a tear for Harriet in Franklin's Magic Christmas when she breaks down crying after she and Franklin get lost in the woods and Franklin becomes rather angrier than he should. (Though, to Franklin's credit, he realizes quickly that he messed up and he also takes responsibility.)
Actually, most of the younger male characters were voiced by young boys.
And before you bring it up, yes, Snail is the biggest offender.
What Do You Mean, It's for Kids?: Well, Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure comes into mind. Lets see here... Granny's home, parents, and items were scorched to oblivion? Granny herself falling terminally ill before her seventieth birthday? Subtext of a romantic relationship between Franklin and Samantha? Snail being treated as an eagle-hatchling snack? (With implications that he would have been devoured if it weren't for Franklin and Samantha to save him) Yeah. This movie seems to be aiming for Franklin'sPeriphery Demographic.