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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

'80s cartoon is dated, but messages ring true with kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+

this is the worst SHOW EVER

i don't get it. In the intro the horse is like a man and shoots a gun. also they show things kids shouldn't be seeing and way to many drugs.also before when the horse can stand and talk it looks like he is being struck by lightning. so i'm going to have to rate this one star even though it is worse than that. the bad guy looks like the joker and the grim reaper combined.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For an action cartoon, BRAVESTARR offers kids a surprising dose of positive content. What's more, the show doesn't make you dig for its messages; it weaves the stories around them and then reviews how the characters' actions exemplified responsible behavior. In addition, Bravestarr's Native American heritage plays a big role in his characterization, and the fact that he turns to a Shaman for spiritual guidance and taps into inner strengths rather than using weapons to do his job has good messages for kids.

Despite Bravestarr's aversion to violence, the rest of the characters do wield weapons, so the show is a good choice for older kids who can separate reality from fantasy. That said, this cartoon has a decidedly ‘80s appearance to it that might make it a hard sell for kids who have grown up in the modern era of CGI and anime. If they're willing to overlook the cheesiness of some of the characters and simplicity of the animation style, kids will find enjoyable stories with messages that may just make an impact on them.

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