Batman: The Animated Series

TV review by Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

A dark, violent comic book comes to life.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 47 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Not for little ones.

When I was about sixteen, I watched episodes of this with my six year old brother. Joker supposedly makes up a story that his father abused him as a child. Later you see Harley Quinn with hardly anything on. Joker doesn't treat her right at all. There was other stuff and to me it seems like you need to have more knowledge to watch it, kids really don't need to learn this stuff from an animated series.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 4+

The most accurate to the comics.

Wonderful series. This is the gothic shadowy Batman. If you enjoy Tim Burton’s take, this is the closest to a family-friendly version of that.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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