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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Fun globetrotting '80s cartoon can spark kids' curiosity.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Ducktales Doo-Doo Doo.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 4+
For 4-6 year olds. No need to explain, it's just adorable! :)

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (12):

As cartoons go, this one is a quality offering with complex stories set in fascinating places and even, in some cases, time periods. The show has fun with cultural references to movies and famous story characters and often puts a kid-friendly spin on historical figures and events. It's a pleasing, well-rounded series that has a lot to offer kids while doubling as a fun trip down memory lane for parents who may have loved it as kids themselves.

Disney's Ducktales centers on characters from a comic book series by Carl Banks. Some, like the rascally young triplets, are familiar from other Disney projects involving their uncle, Donald Duck; others are new but prove to be instant crowd pleasers. Even the bad guys are easy to like, with their ill-fated plots and their hearty helpings of just desserts in the end. And of course it's impossible to not love Scrooge, whose name is such a contradiction to his jovial personality and his kind and generous spirit.

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