TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
DuckTales Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 5+

Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 10 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Fun to watch

I grew up with this cartoon and it was one of my favorites. I still think it is really good as an adult. It keeps you entertained with the different stories and characters. The ducks are not a traditional family but they are always there for each other. The younger ducks are as clever as their uncle. The villains are not too scary and are funny.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Good for Big Kids

Babies and toddlers will like the reboot better. However, the original is great for older kids. No voice acting is stolen from Nature Cat, and it is way more creative than the new one. Too much violence for babies though. Let babies watch the new one.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

TV Details

Our Editors Recommend

Character Strengths

Find more tv shows that help kids build character.

  • Young child laughing
    See all

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a sister and brother holding hands
    Brothers and Sisters
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of the side profile of a boy
    Great Boy Role Models
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a map and jug
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate