Parents' Guide to

Atom Ant

By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Mighty Mouse knock-off hasn't aged well.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+
age 2+


A dissapointing classic cartton

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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It's not exactly clear why he's "Atom" Ant; perhaps it's his superpowers making him the futuristic ideal of an ant. Older kids will laugh at his souped-up headquarters -- an anthill featuring a giant computer/telephone a la the Jetsons, along with a large collection of barbells -- but younger ones may well enjoy the flying and the spectacle of an ant lifting cars and the like.

As in Mighty Mouse -- and, really, all the superhero cartoons of the era -- female characters are invariably in peril and stereotypes like Latin lovers abound. While these generally go over the heads of young viewers, older kids will easily spot them for what they are. As for the Hillbilly Bears shorts, there's really very little humor beyond the stereotypes and the pratfalls, but at least it's short.

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