Parents' Guide to

Dennis the Menace

By Anne Louise Bannon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

In '80s cartoon, curious kid finds more trouble than before.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Cute and funny!!! :)

I remember watching this as a kid and even if I don't remember it all I remember that I quite enjoyed it! Our main character Dennis is a cute and innocent kid who pretty much by mishaps get into some michevious adventures. The storylines with him and Mr. Wilson are my favourites, they're hilarious! :D And the other kids and their interactions are really cute and innocent too, which we doesn't see in many kids shows. Overall it's a very cute classic kid show that I think hold up still to this day! :)

Is It Any Good?

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

Taking Dennis' adventures outside the realm of normal kid experience hasn't really done much for the character. Dennis is still, fortunately, a good-hearted kid. Yet in pumping up the action, the cartoon loses much of its original charm and becomes too much like other cartoons in which kids fight bad guys and fly in space. If your kids can tell the difference between fantasy violence and real violence, it's mindless fun, but don't expect much else.

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