Darkwing Duck

TV review by Amanda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Superhero parody series has slapstick cartoon violence.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 7+

One of the Best Disney Afternoon Shows.

If you’ve never seen this show, give it a chance on Disney+! This is a well-written, engaging show that kids and adults can enjoy. True to this page’s description, there is plenty of slapstick violence, and sometimes just enough suspense to frighten little ones. Realistic weapons are brandished on occasion, but are rare compared to Darkwing’s gas gun. The father-daughter relationship between him and Gosalyn is strained, and you may not want your kids copying her habit of talking back to her father (even though he pushes her buttons). Aside from that, it’s a hilarious Batman-style parody (the seedy city, the mysterious masked hero, outlandish villains), and has some fun nods to classic Ducktales. Darkwing even appears in the new Ducktales as a fun cameo! Even with all his clumsiness, good ol’ DW always stops the bad guys and saves the day!

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