Parents' Guide to


By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Go batty for this bold '60s classic.

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Is It Any Good?

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Unlike other cartoon icons such as Batman and Superman, viewers can really relate to Batfink. He behaves more like an uncle than a larger-than-life icon, which helps convey a reassuring message to kids that they, too, can succeed if they put their minds to it. It's also worth noting that Batfink was one of the first cartoons to incorporate audience interaction into each episode, similar to techniques used in shows like Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go today.

As with many cartoons from the late '60s (the series originally ran in 1967), Batfink has its share of flying bullets, arrows, and other weapons -- most of which Batfink deflects with his strong metallic wings. But overall, the level of violence is low compared to other shows. The other thing to watch out for is some dated stereotyping; Karate's characterization as a dim, overweight martial arts expert could seem politically incorrect to some, for example. But none of that is too blatant, either.

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